New parking rules approved for Dunedin yesterday will end free parking in the central city, raise the cost of parking in George St to $4 an hour and cost $1 million to implement.
A temporary liquor ban will cover North Dunedin during August, despite concern from some city councillors not enough had been done to liaise with "underground" Undie 500 organisers.
"Hate mail" and personal criticism are taking a toll on some local body politicians in Dunedin, affecting an already fraught public consultation system.
A Dunedin City Council resource consent committee has turned down a plan for a nine-bedroom student residential unit in the Cosy Dell area of Dunedin.
Police are calling for a temporary liquor ban for North Dunedin in August, amid fears an unofficial Undie 500 could again erupt into disorder.
Dunedin's Awatea St stadium has a school-aged supporter who has found 165 of his peers to help him lobby for the project.
Stop the Stadium is gearing up to provide help for people to make submissions against a district plan change that would allow the Awatea St Stadium to be built, and is today beginning a membership drive.
When it comes to creative excuses for incurring a parking ticket in Dunedin, Rachael Kelly has heard them all.
Men and machines worked in fading light to save a digger stuck in the Andersons Bay inlet last night, as a rising tide threatened to swamp the machine.
A Dunedin city councillor has apologised for a comment at a meeting this week about "old men with hearing aids" after it was taken as a personal slight by Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association chairman Syd Adie, and as a slight against those with disabilities.
The Dunedin City Council voted near-unanimously yesterday to change a 21-year-old system of public forums that allows the public to speak at committee meetings.
New rules that could affect the public's ability to speak at Dunedin City Council meetings have been criticised for reducing democratic input in decision-making.
The sheer variety of petrol-driven enthusiasts' clubs was a feature of the 2008 Autospectacular at the Edgar Centre, Dunedin, on Saturday.
Dunedin property developer Tim Barnett has been given consent to build a three-storeyed office and residential building by the Steamer Basin at the Otago Harbour, but will have to wait before he can start building.
The future of a large elm tree in Macandrew Bay, Dunedin, may be decided by the Environment Court if mediation can not resolve the issue.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust has rejected criticism it is holding up work on a planned Mediterranean garden in Dunedin, and says it has not seen a report on the site, nor has it made a recommendation.
The Dunedin City Council has outlawed parking on grass verges, but at the moment has no power to hand out tickets.
Sports clubs, churches and small businesses have been saved from paying extra charges under a new trade waste bylaw, and a cost increase for larger business will be given more consideration.
The Dunedin City Council will make an announcement in about two weeks on a replacement for former Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Otago Settlers Museum director Priscilla Pitts.
Dunedin City Council leaders say the public consultation process has become confrontational and is being misused by special-interest groups, leading to delays in decision-making.