The perceived success of groynes and manuka scrub fences sparked calls for similar structures near St Clair beach to fix Dunedin's beach erosion problem.
The start of a process to change land zoning for the new Dunedin stadium has been delayed after city councillors raised concerns about the "robustness'' of a Carisbrook Stadium Trust report on the issue.
A $1.9 million grant from the Government is set to bring Otago a new design research centre run by the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic.
The cost of changing land zoning at the Dunedin stadium site, which could include expensive legal fees, will not be a hidden cost to the Dunedin City Council, deputy mayor Syd Brown said.
The St Clair sea wall's effect on erosion, and support for an artificial reef to help the problem, came through strongly at a hearing yesterday trying to find ways to hold on to Dunedin's sand.
What could prove to be one of the more difficult steps in the progress of Dunedin's Awatea St stadium begins this week, with moves by the Carisbrook Stadium Trust to rezone land at the stadium site.
Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson has joined fellow Greater Dunedin councillor Dave Cull in questioning the future of the Awatea St stadium in a time of job losses.
Dunedin city councillor Dave Cull has used the demise of Fisher and Paykel's manufacturing plant in Mosgiel to launch an attack over the Awatea St stadium, claiming a ‘‘grim'' economic and employment future for the city should spell the end of the project.
A Dunedin City Council resource consent committee has reserved its decision, and plans to visit the site of a Saddle Hill development.
Dunedin drivers could soon face a huge hike in parking costs, with a $5-an-hour charge mooted for George St, and $2 or $3 an hour for the rest of the inner city.
An Environment Court appeal against the Otago Regional Council's $21.4 million Leith Lindsay flood-protection scheme has failed.
A DUNEDIN Lotto winner who made a trip to the shop on Sunday morning in her fluffy tiger slippers to claim a $238,212 prize says she does not expect money to buy her happiness.
Carisbrook Hotel former owner Drysdale Ltd has been given approval to subdivide land at the South Rd, Dunedin, site into three lots to allow residential development.
The total value of land around Awatea and Parry Sts required for the new Dunedin stadium is $15 million, based on Quotable Value New Zealand figures released last year.
There were brief interludes devoted to public toilets, liquor licensing and climate change, but the Awatea St stadium was the most popular - or perhaps unpopular - subject at a Dunedin City Council annual plan consultation meeting last night.
All land required for the Awatea St stadium has been signed up by the Carisbrook Stadium Trust, but settlement with one leaseholder remains to be achieved.
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has defended his organisation against peer reviewers' suggestions it ‘‘excluded'' items necessary for the stadium, which would require funding, from its reports.
The initial effects of interest on the council's $91.4 million grant for the stadium are made clear in a report on new company Otago Venues Ltd, with interest increasing the amount to $103 million.
Two new companies could soon be added to the Dunedin City Council's group of trading organisations to own and market the planned Awatea St stadium.
The Carisbrook Stadium Trust is expecting to have spent about $65 million by the end of the next financial year. Trust chief executive Darren Burden said its cumulative expenditure through to June 30 next year, including this year's budget of $11.5 million, was anticipated to be about $65 million. That would include all of the land purchases.