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.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has rejected an apology
from Mayor Dave Cull for referring during the local body
elections to the councillor's experience and policies as
''shonky, nutty and extreme''.
A Dunedin City Council manager has walked away from his own
contract to restock vending machines at Moana Pool, as an
investigation into a possible conflict of interest continues,
it has been confirmed.
The announcement the Dunedin City Council's credit rating
outlook has been raised is welcome, but the reality is there
is still much work to be done before its actual credit rating
improves and benefits are passed on to ratepayers.
The Dunedin City Council this week sent a clear message to
developers on the city's urban fringes who expect to be
connected to the city water supply because new sections are
close to existing water infrastructure, despite being out of