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Council F&P deal slammed

Council F&P deal slammed

Dunedin technology companies are angry the Dunedin City Council was prepared to spend $2.3 million to help an outside company create 65 extra jobs when the local companies are being neglected.

Health board confident over nursing numbers

Health board confident over nursing numbers

The Southern District Health Board said last night it was confident its nursing numbers in Dunedin were adequate.

Counting cost of asbestos find

Counting cost of asbestos find

The discovery of asbestos in KiwiRail trains built in China - after Dunedin's Hillside Engineering Workshops was overlooked for the work - shows what can go wrong with cost-cutting, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Landfill fees drive binman to quit

Landfill fees drive binman to quit

Michael Miller is closing the lid on 15 years of door-to-door rubbish collection in Dunedin after watching landfill fees rise from $30 to $300 for a truckload in that time.

Bay residents voice concerns

Bay residents voice concerns

There is growing discontent among Macandrew Bay residents about freedom campers.

Backers hopeful of 'way forward' for hotel

Backers hopeful of 'way forward' for hotel

A major step forward for Dunedin's $100 million waterfront hotel project could be imminent following a marathon meeting of the Dunedin City Council.

Horse poo bin idea 'ridiculous'

Horse poo bin idea 'ridiculous'

The manure trail left on beaches and main streets is legal and practical, and the Saddle Hill Community Board idea of a manure bin stinks, says wandering horseman Keith Roberts.

Warning ethical investment could create volatility

Warning ethical investment could create volatility

The Dunedin City Council risks more ''volatile'' returns from its $76 million Waipori Fund if it opts for an ethical investment strategy that shuns the likes of the armament and tobacco industries, the council says.

Opinion: University smoking ban overrides minority

Opinion: University smoking ban overrides minority

The University of Otago's total smoking ban is draconian and discriminatory and should be revisited, writes Joss Miller.

Shell to pay cost of whale necropsy

Shell to pay cost of whale necropsy

Oil giant Shell will cover the cost of a necropsy (animal autopsy) on the long-fin pilot whale which died after beaching itself at Kaka Point on Thursday night.

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