Rising credit risk for New Zealand councils amid Three Waters uncertainty has dampened the borrowing outlook for the Dunedin City Council (DCC).
Tens of millions of dollars could be pruned from an investment proposal for Dunedin public transport growth because of pressure on national subsidies.
The Clutha District Council needed a helping hand from Dunedin ahead of an upgrade of the Balclutha wastewater treatment plant.
Protecting the view and re-establishing native vegetation could be prioritised in the next plan for managing a popular Dunedin recreation reserve.
"Chaotic" Three Waters policy has prompted a rethink among councils in the South about whether they should carry on preparing their 10-year plans.
Clarity about the likelihood of a proposed loop bus receiving funding to run around Dunedin’s central business district could emerge in the coming weeks.
The Dunedin City Council will consider shelving preparation of its long-term plan for a year.
Government plans for replacing unpopular Three Waters legislation have had a mixed reception from Southern mayors, but they agree large looming costs remain an immense challenge.
Residents on the Taieri Plain need a firm commitment from the ORC maintaining flood defences is a top priority and that it is backing this up with immediate action, a community advocate says.
Government plans for replacing unpopular Three Waters legislation have had a mixed reception from Otago and Southland mayors, but they agree large looming costs remain an immense challenge.
The Otago Regional Council has moved to provide reassurance it is getting on with what needs to be done to maintain flood defences on the Taieri Plain.
A Masters Games athlete died in Dunedin after competing in the sport he loved on his 92nd birthday.
Food scraps and garden waste collected in Dunedin’s revamped rubbish and recycling service starting in July will initially be trucked to Timaru.
Otago Regional Council senior staff have been left in no doubt residents on the Taieri Plain will not take kindly to any lack of urgency to maintain flood defences.
A multimillion-dollar grant from ratepayers spread across 10 years could provide the impetus for Dunedin Railways to upgrade the Taieri Gorge track.
The Forbury Park Trotting Club will press for proceeds arising from the sale of the Dunedin raceway to be kept in the southern region, rather than dispersed nationally.
A floodwater collection area, wetlands and housing are a few ideas for what the DCC should do with its substantial new property, Forbury Park. But some people wish it was still a raceway.
Imaginative spectacles could soon light up Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, after completion of an upgrade.
An in-depth study of groundwater has boosted confidence South Dunedin can manage the impact of sea-level rise for decades.
Groundworks are imminent for the planned South Dunedin library and community centre, due to open next year.