Doughnuts and burnouts on diesel-slicked asphalt are an
increasing problem in the Dunedin suburb of St Kilda.
The High St cablecar could be resurrected within five years,
as the trust behind the project prepares to start a major
fundraising drive this year.
Dozens of drivers have been ticketed by police after they
were snapped on the wrong side of the road on busy South
Island tourism route the Devil's Staircase.
Dunedin city councillors are entering election year promising
to push for more disciplined spending, debt reduction and
even a merger with the Otago Regional Council, before turning
their attention to the ballot box.
Not everyone was smiling when New Year's Eve revellers in
Dunedin celebrated the start of 2013 with a bang.
Outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis has been given an
early Christmas present - permission to talk to Dunedin City
Council staff again.
Statistically, Dunedin is New Zealand's worst city for motor
vehicle crashes and casualties but authorities say the
numbers are dropping.
An Australian-owned, Auckland-based organisation has secured
one of three contracts to provide home-based services for
elderly people in the South.
Three brothers who own a collection of heritage buildings in
Dunedin's warehouse precinct say the area risks being
''destroyed'' by plans for a waterfront hotel.
An art print in Dunedin Hospital has been ''obliterated'' by
vending machines ''plonked'' either side, art advisory
committee acting chairwoman Barbara Brinsley says.
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