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Big pay rises for energy chiefs

Big pay rises for energy chiefs

Finance Minister Bill English has defended big bonus payments and pay rises to the bosses of the newly partially privatised energy companies, saying they were paid below market rates when the companies were state-owned enterprises.

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

Mayor wants 'everybody on board'

A Dunedin city councillor has wished a council-led working party ''good luck'' as it begins work on the next stage of a major cycle lane project that would remove central city car parks.

Vandervis ejected after clash with Cull

Vandervis ejected after clash with Cull

Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis was ejected from the council chamber yesterday after a testy exchange with the mayor.

Council cools on Octagon trial

Council cools on Octagon trial

The Dunedin City Council may back away from trialling any ban or restriction on vehicles in the lower Octagon and lower Stuart St.

'Tea-break' bill ready to become law

'Tea-break' bill ready to become law

A bill extending employers' powers over workplace employees will be passed this week.

English's housing experiment could go horribly wrong

English's housing experiment could go horribly wrong

Bill English's masterplan to radically reform the Labour-initiated, octogenarian state housing scheme has all the hallmarks of being ideological for ideology's sake.

Gigatown could spark 'gold rush'

Gigatown could spark 'gold rush'

Winning the Gigatown contest would start a new gold rush for Otago, Animated Research Ltd managing director Ian Taylor says.

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

'I've got a case for damages' - Hall

Dunedin city councillor Doug Hall is threatening to take on the Dunedin City Council again, this time in a fight for more than $1 million in legal costs.

Dunedin - it's better than all right here

Dunedin - it's better than all right here

Housing's affordable, it's quiet and it's close-knit, Dunedin's residents say of the city.

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

Prison definitely no 5-star hotel

A tour of the Otago Corrections Facility this week gave reporter Hamish McNeilly a taste of prison life.

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