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.
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.