A proposed boundary change, to bring a group of Mahinerangi residents into the Dunedin city area, has fallen short of gaining concrete support from the body the group wants to join.
Traffic lights look set to be built at the intersection of Helensburgh and Taieri Rds, in Dunedin, because of the redevelopment of the nearby Wakari Hospital.
The Countdown Central supermarket, in Cumberland St, will no longer open 24 hours a day, in a move welcomed by police.
Trustpower, reeling from a ballooning bill for the Environment Court hearing into the Mahinerangi wind farm, says the process has been hijacked by a lobby group and a competitor, and ratepayers and electricity users will be the financial losers.
A suggestion the Environment Court was picking the number of turbines for the Mahinerangi wind farm was given a swift rebuke yesterday.
The main opponent of the Mahinerangi wind farm says the project's benefits are "simply puffery", and evidence produced by the Crown was nothing more than window dressing.
Trustpower has abandoned its envelope approach to the Mahinerangi wind farm and has indicated where turbines will be sited.
Canterbury bar franchise Robbies will open a tavern in the old Cock and Bull building in South Dunedin within a couple of months
It is Saturday, just past 7pm. The kids are in bed, or out, or ignoring you.
The Dunedin property market has become the first main centre in the country to slip into negative territory, although the rest of the Otago region appears to be holding up well.
The Dunedin City Council is blaming staff turnover, a new computer system, and an upsurge in applications for a backlog in processing resource consents.
Transpower is planning a $30-million grid upgrade in Otago to send more power north and hopes to get approval to start the project within a year.
Three Dunedin supermarkets are spending a total of about $20 million to expand and meet higher customer expectations.
Transpower has announced a $700 million upgrade to the Cook Strait cable
The Otago Aero Club has been ordered to pay $10,000 in costs, half to the Dunedin City Council, for its failed attempt to put the brakes on a residential development on the Taieri Plain.
TrustPower will site more than 80% of the turbines for the Mahinerangi wind farm on exotic pasture land, and has called a rival power company's proposed condition "nonsense".
Contact Energy had asked the national grid operator as far back as 2003 to investigate a power bottleneck, the Environment Court was told yesterday.
Contact Energy is not concerned about competition from the planned Mahinerangi wind farm
Wind power will play a significant part, possibly up to 1300MW, in the country's future energy needs, but the coal-fired Huntly power plant will still be in limited service by 2025, the Environment Court heard yesterday.
Mike Elford has become a fellow, and may shortly become the chairman of the board.