Aurora Energy has been warned by the competition watchdog over using its market dominance to force farmers to use its sister company, Delta, as a contractor.
The Dunedin City Council has denied being soft on Aurora Energy over the risk to the public caused by rotting poles.
The scaling back of a wind turbine project north of Dunedin has not calmed opposition as one critic accuses its backers of dividing the community.
Central Otago District Council has turned up the heat on electricity company Aurora Energy over the risk posed by dangerous power poles.
Santa is not coming to Delta this year after chief executive Grady Cameron cancelled end-of-year functions, citing "challenging" times for the organisation.
The Dunedin City Council argued its case for alcohol restrictions after a supermarket planner claimed its policy was a ''knee-jerk'' response not based on evidence.
Aurora Energy chief executive Grady Cameron was told to keep his head up and ''not get too stressed'' as accusations mounted over rotten power poles.
Aurora Energy spent almost $16,000 on consultants in two weeks as it dealt with fallout from accusations it dangerously mismanaged Dunedin and Central Otago's power network.
Arcing on top of a power pole in Dunedin last night could have caused an explosion, whistleblower Richard Healey says.
A pair of leaked staff surveys show significant numbers of Delta workers have been concerned about the company’s attitude towards health and safety.
A St Clair resident has called on the Dunedin City Council to fix an abandoned piece of cycleway in his area before moving on to the central city.
The damaging effects of a lightning strike at a Mosgiel retirement village last month are continuing to play havoc with its electrical systems.
A falling high-voltage power line scorched grass and risked sending a deadly current into surrounding homes in Dunedin yesterday.
Power has been restored to 430 customers in the Dunedin suburb of Tainui after it was cut this morning when a line came down.
A Kaikoura mother of three has made the difficult decision not to evacuate as the town rallies in the face of an uncertain future.
Queenstown residents would probably face a similar scenario to the one in Kaikoura should the Alpine Fault rupture, and they could be cut off by landslips for weeks.
A helicopter pilot says he could smell the fresh earth uncovered by the Kaikoura earthquake hundreds of metres in the air as he flew above the scene.