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Council opts to drop fluoride level

Council opts to drop fluoride level

The amount of fluoride being added to Dunedin's drinking water is to be reduced within days, after city councillors opted to play it safe despite lingering doubts over the science behind the debate.

Protester had two options: go over or under car

Protester had two options: go over or under car

A protester who was hit by a motorist in Dunedin while blocking a McDonald's drive-in claims he was faced with two options - go under the vehicle, or go over it.

University essays to order sold online

University essays to order sold online A Chinese student at Otago University says it's likely students there are buying ghost-written assignments online but the university says it has no evidence of cheating.

Library toilets 'totally appalling'

Library toilets 'totally appalling'

Poor toilet facilities and a lack of wheelchair access at the Dunedin City Library have been criticised by the Dunedin Public Libraries Association at the Dunedin City Council's annual plan hearings.

New formula K2 already on sale

New formula K2 already on sale

A reformulated version of K2 is already appearing on dairy shelves, a day after the older version of the synthetic cannabis product had to be removed from sale.

Return to two-way for Queen's Dr

The one-way section of Queens Dr in Dunedin, between Stuart St and City Rd, will be returned to two-way next month.

Call for poll on city fluoridation

Call for poll on city  fluoridation

Dunedin city councillors have questioned whether a public referendum might be needed to decide the future of the city's fluoridated water supply, after dozens of submissions calling for an end to the practice.

Cycling investment could draw tourists

Cycling investment could draw tourists

Dunedin could be missing out on millions of dollars each year because it is not doing enough to cater for cycling tourism, a cycling advocacy group says.

Juggling of DCC budget starts today with hearing

Juggling of DCC budget starts today with hearing

The Dunedin City Council will have to juggle tight budgets and pleas for extra spending - including calls for progress on an $18 million Mosgiel pool - when the latest budget meeting begins this week.

DCC may outsource water and waste

DCC may outsource water and waste

Proposals to outsource Dunedin City Council water and waste maintenance and operations are expected to be announced today, potentially affecting dozens of jobs.

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