DCC

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.

Unfair landfall charging

The most interest and most controversy is often spurred by everyday matters of life.

Second weigh bridge considered

Dunedin city councillors will consider the option of installing a weighbridge at the Green Island landfill to more accurately charge each person for the amount of rubbish they want to dump.

Spending cuts trim rates rise

Spending cuts trim rates rise

The DCC cannot afford to be ''profligate'' when attention turns to its next budget later this week, despite staff trimming millions of dollars of spending to cut the forecast rates increase to just 2.5%, Mayor Dave Cull says.

Council set to crest debt summit

Council set to crest debt summit

The Dunedin City Council looks set to reach the summit of its debt mountain and start paying it down over the other side.

Flotilla to hinder drilling

Flotilla to hinder drilling

Oil Free Otago has established a ''rapid response'' team of up to 260 people to take to the waters around Otago to hinder Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's deep-sea drilling operations.

Venue hours extension appeal largely allowed

The Environment Court has largely allowed an appeal from an Outram venue operator to extend the hours staff can be on site.

Staff bonuses almost history, council says

Staff bonuses almost history, council says

The Dunedin City Council has moved to ''severely curtail'' the payment of cash bonuses to staff, amid concerns payments and gifts worth more than $2 million had been distributed unfairly, it has been confirmed.

Council ponders food role

Council ponders food role

The cost of having the Dunedin City Council take a greater role in improving the resilience of the city's food supply is to be investigated.

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