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Adjudicator to hear complaint against mayor

Adjudicator to hear complaint against mayor

An independent adjudicator is to be called in to hear a code of conduct complaint against Dunedin's mayor.

Hearing support criticised

Hearing support criticised

The Dunedin City Council's support for lengthy public consultation over exploratory oil and gas drilling has been criticised by one of its own councillors.

Stadium review careful, not quick

Stadium review careful, not quick

The Dunedin City Council's top-to-bottom review of the Forsyth Barr Stadium operation could take longer than first thought, chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose says.

Staff explain surplus

Dunedin City Council staff yesterday moved to explain further the surplus made by the council's solid waste activities.

Stadium review: 'We need a solution'

Stadium review: 'We need a solution'

As Forsyth Barr Stadium continues to drain Dunedin City Council funds, the DCC's new chief executive has slammed the existing operating model as ''fundamentally optimistic'' and started a major review.

Fluoride talk spurs 'alien' gibe

Fluoride talk spurs 'alien' gibe

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull yesterday compared anti-fluoride campaigners to people who believe they have been abducted by aliens.

Increase in footpath display charges questioned

Increase in footpath display charges questioned

Councillors questioned the need for an increase of more than 150% in the fee charged to Dunedin shops that display goods on footpaths.

Discharge consent saves DCC $10m

Discharge consent saves DCC $10m

The unexpected granting of a 35-year air discharge consent for incinerating solids left over after the treatment of Dunedin's sewage has saved the Dunedin City Council $10 million.

Don't sacrifice standards for savings, council told

Ensuring the level of service from council contractors is maintained has emerged as a general concern from Dunedin community boards as the city council continues putting the screws on spending.

Heritage incentive mooted

The Dunedin City Council has tentatively agreed to allocate an extra $238,000 to heritage projects but will consult the public before settling on a final amount.

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