Your Say

Dunedin community

Commuting to work on my bicycle this morning, my chain came off.  After some fruitless struggling, a truck driver and a police car stopped and offered to help, and I was back on the road minutes later.  A big thank you to all three men who paused to help a baby boomer and her heavily laden bike - and three cheers for our great Dunedin policemen!

Pim Allen

No water tanker in Palmerston

I read in disbelief that Palmerston Volunteer Fire Bridgade does not currently have a water tanker to enable them to be more effective fighting fires in the area.

Surely the Waitaki District Council/Whitestone can front up with a loan water tanker for the bridgade to use until funding is available from the Otago Rural Fire Authority.

Dunedin has a lot to offer in summer

What a shame Millie Lovelock in "A situation report" counts herself as being a "poor unfortunate" student who hails from Dunedin. I too have been a student who "hails from Dunedin" and count myself lucky to have been able to explore so much that Dunedin city and the surrounding regions offer!

Protect our babies

I cringed today to see the photograph on page 2 of the toddler being thrown high in the air by her father.

It is sad to see such risky behaviour with such little children for the sake of a photo.

Queenstown Airport

There have been many changes to Queenstown Airport during 2014, however the fact remains the airport is simply not large enough to accommodate its burgeoning traffic.

Auckland house prices

Foreign property buyers are not are not forcing Kiwi first-home buyers to the sideline - the problem is the first-home buyers cant afford to buy in Auckland, as even the years ago houses were out of reach for most first-home buyers .

Rubbish Woes

As a student who has lived on the one-way portion of Castle St this year (opposite Cumberland College), I have found it absolutely appalling to witness the large number of passing-by tourists who freely dump their excess rubbish on our front verandah.

Why Dunedin needs (some) separated cycleways

Diane Yeldon raises some important questions. She aligns herself with the 'vehicular cycling' movement, which argues that the best place for cyclists is in among the traffic, obeying the same rules as all other road users.


I vote 'no' to the cycleway project. Has this council not learnt from the mistakes of the past ie the Forsyth Barr Stadium? Millions of dollars have been poured into this and judging from the article in the ODT on 21/11/14 a lot more is required to keep it afloat.

Delayed repair of the Portobello jetty

The Portobello community raised $83,000 towards a new jetty and, in conjunction with DCC funding and support, has been using it for only a little over a year. In August this year, the jetty was found to be leaking and towed into Dunedin central for inspection.

Learning from stadium-related mistakes

One of the few good things about making mistakes is that you can learn from them, and avoid making the same kind of mistake again.

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