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Group 'trying to stop deaths'

Group 'trying to stop deaths'

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.

Forestry log profit 'doomed'

Forestry log profit 'doomed'

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 forestry growers.

'Feral' student party in city shut down

'Feral' student party in city shut down

A ''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.

Fruitless job hunt 'really tough'

Fruitless job hunt 'really tough' In the past eight months Dunedin teenager Danielle Newton has applied for more than 50 jobs but has not even had a trial.

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.

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