Lives could be saved from drink-driving crashes if
police stopped threatening $10,000 fines and supported
unlicensed passenger services, the creators of a Dunedin
social media campaign say.
The Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand has laid blame for
the impending closure of Southern Cross Forest Products
squarely at the feet of the Dunedin City Council and local
''feral'' student party in Stafford St yesterday was shut
down by police, amid concerns for the safety of intoxicated
people climbing on the outside of a three-storey flat.
A proposal to turn part of Dunedin's Octagon into a
pedestrian-only zone has gained momentum, after the Dunedin
City Council endorsed plans to investigate a trial of the
The Dunedin City Council's decision to dump investments in
fossil fuel extraction is being hailed as visionary, but
opponents warn it will come at a cost to ratepayers.
Millions of dollars of ratepayers' money is set to be poured
into shoring up Dunedin's struggling Forsyth Barr Stadium,
but the city's crumbling coastal defences will also receive a
boost, the Dunedin City Council has signalled.
Making a South Dunedin street one-way is inconveniencing
hundreds of motorists daily for the safety of a sole cyclist,
Marlow St resident Trevor McStay says.
Two University of Otago students are rapt with the council's
response to their idea to block off traffic to part of
Dunedin ratepayers will be called on for the third year in a
row to help balance Forsyth Barr Stadium's books.
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