A lot of work has gone into getting a vintage harbour vessel back on to the water. But the Elsie Evans is still not ferrying paying passengers. Has the mission become becalmed?
More than a thousand truckloads of sand are being stockpiled to restore dunes and replenish beaches on Dunedin’s southern coast.
The University of Otago’s next vice-chancellor says eliminating the Covid-19 Delta variant from New Zealand remains viable and it is too soon to consider a change of tack.
The caging of exotic birds is a dated practice for a council to be seen endorsing, a Dunedin city councillor says.
Vaccinations and testing have increased, contact tracers are being recruited and more people in Otago and Southland are keeping themselves isolated as the drive to defeat Delta variant picks up pace.
The usual social aspect accompanying services such as Meals on Wheels is absent, but older people may be better at using technology to connect during the latest lockdown, Age Concern says.
The race could be on to buy a ute with an unusual accessory, a piano, lawnmowers, sanitiser liquid, a chiller, wine glasses and bar leaners.
Adapting to providing services such as Meals on Wheels during a strict lockdown may have been a trial last year, but not so much this time.
The University of Otago has moved to reassure students it will do all it can to ensure they can continue their studies throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, including helping those stuck outside Dunedin.
Establishing a temporary wastewater overflow system for the Kaikorai Stream in Dunedin was abandoned after a contractor had done six months of work, at a cost of about $58,000.
Doubts again have been raised about the usefulness of temporary repairs in parts of Dunedin’s roading network.
An 8km stretch of state highway between Outram and Middlemarch could be resealed in one hit or in four stages, depending on what Strath-Taieri residents prefer.
A plan to alleviate flooding in South Dunedin by diverting wastewater into the Kaikorai Stream during heavy rain has been abandoned.
Demolition of the buildings making way for the South Dunedin library and community complex has been delayed until well into next year.