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Tourists angry about crushed car

Tourists angry about crushed car

Two German visitors whose $1400 car was crushed by a tree which had been growing on a Queenstown Lakes District Council park say they have been given $70 for parts, free towing, and a free bungy jump each.

Review as council seeks stadium solution

Review as council seeks stadium solution

The Dunedin City Council is to do a fundamental review of the operating and funding models of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which continues to be unable to meet its budget.

Extra money sought for Regent Theatre

Extra money sought for Regent Theatre

The Dunedin City Council is being asked to commit another $70,000 a year to the Otago Theatre Trust so it can meet the extra costs it faces since the redevelopment of the Regent Theatre.

Trash cash for council in landfill profits

Trash cash for council in landfill profits

As Dunedin residents continue to complain about the cost of using the city's landfills, budgets reveal the dumps are scheduled to make a $1.5 million surplus this year.

Opinion: Opportunity, challenge in gas exploration

Opinion: Opportunity, challenge in gas exploration

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull presents his views on how Dunedin should respond to gas exploration off the Otago coast.

Fluoride options outlined

Fluoride options outlined

Ratepayers could be asked to pick up a six-figure bill if the Dunedin City Council opts to provide an alternative, non-fluoridated water supply for those wanting to avoid the chemical.

Fossil fuel position based on science, best interests

Fossil fuel position based on science, best interests

Recently, I've expressed an opinion that it's unethical to explore for additional fossil fuels, in the light of climate science and in the absence of an international agreement that limits carbon emissions.

New group formed in support of drilling

New group formed in support of drilling

A group of Dunedin businesses is moving to claim the high ground as debate intensifies over the arrival of oil companies in Otago waters.

Dunedin worst for crashes and casualties

Dunedin worst for crashes and casualties

Dunedin was the worst city in New Zealand for crashes and crash casualties in 2012, and also claimed the unenviable distinction of having had the most cycling fatalities during the year, Ministry of Transport statistics show.

South 'must seize drilling opportunities'

South 'must seize drilling opportunities'

The disparity between the average salaries in Taranaki and Otago makes it imperative Dunedin does everything possible to welcome Anadarko and Shell when they arrive to drill off the coast of Otago, business leaders say.

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