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Boy racers a bother at brothel

Boy racers a bother at brothel

Boy racers have terrorised staff and clients at an inner city brothel with their out-of-control behaviour in a Dunedin City Council car park.

Speight's demolition to make way for expansion

Speight's demolition to make way for expansion

Part of the Speight's Brewery in Dunedin will be demolished to make room for the $29 million expansion of its operation.

DCC slashes funding for public art

DCC slashes funding for public art

The budget for public-place art works in Dunedin has been slashed and the installation of new works is on hold while the Dunedin City Council's art in public places policy is reviewed.

Grave fears over water plan change

Grave fears over water plan change

Hearings will be held early next month on the Otago Regional Council's proposed water quality plan changes. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae talks to a North Otago dairy farmer, who says the changes will put him out of business, and to the ORC for the reasons behind its plans.

$106,335 so far for causeway

$106,335 so far for causeway

The Dunedin City Council faces a six-figure bill for conserving the remains of a manuka causeway unearthed in Dunedin.

Retiring nurse hits out at 'health rationing'

Retiring nurse hits out at 'health rationing'

It is hard to accept the rationing of health spending which results in some patients being denied treatment, retiring emergency department nurse Jane Nimmo says.

Falling numbers prompt shake-up

Falling numbers prompt shake-up

The Dunedin Chinese Garden could be in for a shake-up as visitor numbers continue to decline, leaving ratepayers to foot more of the bill.

Time for decision on ORC chambers

Time for decision on ORC chambers

It is time for Otago regional councillors to finally make a "definitive" decision on the short-term future of its council chambers and civil defence headquarters, chief executive Graeme Martin says.

Hospital hand-washing habits disturbing: DHB member

Hospital hand-washing habits disturbing: DHB member

A Dunedin Hospital hand-cleaning audit found only 53% of staff were washing or sterilising their hands, Southern District Health Board figures show.

Chamber wants support from DCC

Chamber wants support from DCC

Members of the Dunedin City Council have been challenged by the Otago Chamber of Commerce to be more supportive of oil and gas exploration projects, given the potential for an employment boost and provision of services.

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