Saddle Hill

Council satisfied Saddle Hill profile is unchanged

Council satisfied Saddle Hill profile is unchanged

Concerns the ridge line of Saddle Hill's smaller hump is continuing to change are not shared by the director of the company quarrying the hill and the Dunedin City Council.

No consent exists for quarrying Saddle Hill

No consent exists for quarrying Saddle Hill

A long battle to save the ridge-line of Saddle Hill has moved closer to a conclusion with the ruling that the company quarrying the prominent landmark hasn't got consent.

Court threat over land plan rejection

Court threat over land plan rejection

A landowner embroiled in a dispute over Saddle Hill quarrying is threatening to take the Dunedin City Council to the Environment Court for a second time.

Saddle Hill quarry decision delay explained

A judge trying to decide for more than five months what legal basis exists for quarrying on Saddle Hill has explained why it is taking so long to work out.

Quarry case set down for next month

Quarry case set down for next month

An Environment Court judge will hear next month whether quarrying should continue on the Saddle Hill ridge line, before determining whether the practice is legal.

Environment Court rules to protect Saddle Hill

Environment Court rules to protect Saddle Hill

A quarry operator has been prevented from removing any more stone from the ridgeline of one of Dunedin's prominent landmarks.

Artists feature hill controversy

Artists feature hill controversy

Artist Fay Mitchell holds her painting Saddle Hill Bleeding which will be the focal point of an exhibition of works featuring the controversial landmark next month. She is looking for people with existing images or paintings of the hill to lend, or recent artworks of it to sell, for the exhibition.

Saddle Hill quarry rhetoric heats up

Saddle Hill quarry rhetoric heats up

The company behind the controversial Saddle Hill quarry says it wants Environment Court confirmation the hill "can be quarried without restriction".

Quarry issue set for court as mediation fails

Quarry issue set for court as mediation fails

The future of the controversial Saddle Hill quarrying operation will be decided by the Environment Court, after the Dunedin City Council yesterday announced mediation with the quarry owners had failed.

Saddle Hill photos reveal quarry work

Saddle Hill photos reveal quarry work

Negotiations over the future of Dunedin landmark Saddle Hill appear to be coming to a head, as David Loughrey explains. 

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