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Decision on landfill charges deferred

Decision on landfill charges deferred

The Dunedin City Council wants more information before making a decision on increasing charges and installing a $110,000 weighbridge at the Green Island landfill.

Some operators abusing payment system

A second weighbridge at the Green Island landfill could help stop ''skimming'' of the system by some commercial operators using the Dunedin City Council-owned facility, councillors have been told.

Bus discount suggestion

Greater discounts for students and those on low incomes are needed to get more people on buses, interest groups say.

Agreement on ethical investment

Agreement on ethical investment

The Dunedin City Council has voted to not invest in the munitions, tobacco, fossil fuel extraction, gambling or pornography industries.

Tough budget decisions: mayor

Tough budget decisions: mayor

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has set the scene for city councillors as they begin debating what to spend ratepayers' money on, and what not to, in the 2014-15 financial year.

Energy decision reserved

Councillors yesterday reserved a decision on whether to spend an extra $65,000 next year on an invest-to-save initiative, such as upgrading the lighting at the Civic Centre.

Staff study possible solution to cycleway debate

Dunedin city councillor Richard Thomson thinks he might have a plan that could satisfy the desires of both sides of the debate over which part of Portobello Rd/Harington Point Rd to improve first.

$95,000 plan to keep watch on St Clair sea wall

$95,000 plan to keep watch on St Clair sea wall

A closer watch needs to be kept on the St Clair sea wall until Dunedin city councillors decide what long-term fix - if any - is needed, a report suggests.

Council battles to limit rates rise

Council battles to limit rates rise

The heat is on the Dunedin City Council's targeted 3% rates rise as councillors prepare to debate unexpected demands for extra funding, Mayor Dave Cull says.

Positive response to pedestrian precinct

Positive response to pedestrian precinct

Two University of Otago students are rapt with the council's response to their idea to block off traffic to part of Dunedin's CBD.

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