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Nod for John Wilson Ocean Dr compromise

Nod for John Wilson Ocean Dr compromise

Those on either side of the debate about whether John Wilson Ocean Dr should be reopened to vehicles largely begrudgingly accept the compromise the council is proposing. 

Stadium finances dismay

Stadium finances dismay

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says the Forsyth Barr Stadium's finances are "not sustainable", after confirmation the company running the venue lost nearly $1 million more than expected in its first year of operation.

Mayor sees red over Vandervis questions

Mayor sees red over Vandervis questions

Sparks flew as Mayor Dave Cull and Cr Lee Vandervis clashed repeatedly over debt and dividends at yesterday's Dunedin City Council meeting.

Council debt to peak at $600m

Council debt to peak at $600m

The Dunedin City Council and its companies are about to reach the top of a $600 million debt mountain and start down the other side.

Price leaves talent quest after declining to sign contract

Price leaves talent quest after declining to sign contract

Dunedin singer Kylie Price has withdrawn from Television New Zealand's talent search programme New Zealand's Got Talent.

Feeding mother bothers judge

Feeding mother bothers judge

A Wanaka mother asked to leave the Queenstown District Court by Judge Kevin Phillips for breast-feeding her 18-week-old daughter said while she understood the reasoning, "the way he went about it was not the best".

Job fears as stadium contract goes out of town

Job fears as stadium contract goes out of town

Dunedin businessmen say jobs will be on the line after an audiovisual contract at Forsyth Barr Stadium was awarded to a recently formed, out-of-town company with links to a former Australian bankrupt.

Key will be 'more precise'

Key will be 'more precise'

Prime Minister John Key has promised to be "more precise" after being criticised by the Labour Party for misleading the public on his vote this year on the drinking age.

Hotel hearings panel named

Hotel hearings panel named

A farmer, a cafe owner, a former rugby administrator and an engineering expert will decide the fate of Dunedin's proposed waterfront hotel.

Cyclists shaken by close shave with logging truck

Cyclists shaken by close shave with logging truck

A serious accident was narrowly avoided yesterday morning, when a fully laden logging truck came within centimetres of three Dunedin road cyclists, while brushing the glove of another.

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