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Council pushes ahead with pedestrian-only city centre zone plan

Council pushes ahead with pedestrian-only city centre zone plan

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 concept.

Opponents query cost of 'visionary' decision

Opponents query cost of 'visionary' decision

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 more for stadium

Millions more for stadium

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.

Claim one-way move affecting hundreds

Claim one-way move affecting hundreds

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.

Positive response to pedestrian precinct

Positive response to pedestrian precinct

Two University of Otago students are rapt with the council's response to their idea to block off traffic to part of Dunedin's CBD.

Stadium payment may rise

Stadium payment may rise

Dunedin ratepayers will be called on for the third year in a row to help balance Forsyth Barr Stadium's books.

Dunedin gangs keen for work after burying hatchet

Dunedin gangs keen for work after burying hatchet

After burying the hatchet, the Notorious Mongrel Mob and Black Power are keen to take up a council contract and cut some of Dunedin's grass.

Collins told to take break from Parliament

Collins told to take break from Parliament

Minister for Justice Judith Collins is set to be made to take leave from Parliament - with the Prime Minister saying she could use a break.

Judith Collins apologises for attack on reporter

Judith Collins apologises for attack on reporter

Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins publicly apologised to television reporter Katie Bradford last night after attacking her on Twitter and telling a rival channel Bradford had inappropriately approached her when she was Police Minister.

Big tree poses problem

Big tree poses problem

The Dunedin City Council's policy towards trees is being put to the test as councillors try to decide what should take priority - a huge, healthy, century-old specimen tree or the house that was built around it 20 years ago.

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