Any push for Maori wards at the Dunedin City Council may depend on a shift in position from mana whenua.
A government probe into lead contamination of drinking water in Otago will examine whether the health response has been adequate or flawed.
Old cast-iron water pipes with lead joins are being replaced in Waikouaiti, as officials seek to remove one possible cause of drinking-water contamination.
Repairing the exterior of Dunedin’s Municipal Chambers and Town Hall complex could take several years.
Old cast-iron water pipes with lead joins are being replaced in Waikouaiti, as officials seek to remove one possible cause of contamination of drinking water.
The value of the Dunedin City Council’s Waipori Fund has surpassed $100million for the first time.
The Dunedin City Council may have big plans for capital spending in the next decade, but delivering on promised spending this year is an uphill battle.
The struggles of Dunedin Railways in a year afflicted by Covid-19 has led to a group of companies owned by the Dunedin City Council posting a deficit.
As free blood testing begins today, a Waikouaiti resident and former health and safety specialist says a full investigation is needed into the way officials responded to lead contamination of Otago water supplies.
Free fruit and vegetables will be offered to residents of Otago towns who have been asked not to drink their tap water because of lead contamination.
It has been an intense week for Dunedin City Council chief executive Sandy Graham as lead detected in water supplies put communities on edge. Grant Miller reports.
A packed crowd at the East Otago Events Centre wanted answers from officials about the effect of lead in the water at Waikouaiti and Karitane.
Blood tests will help officials work out whether Waikouaiti and Karitane residents may be chronically affected by exposure to lead, a packed public meeting in East Otago has been told.
A softball player who was seriously injured at Moana Pool, sustaining suspected spinal injuries, is on the mend.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken about lead levels in Waikouaiti and Karitane calling the situation "unacceptable".
Elevated levels of lead were detected in an Otago water supply as far back as August, but officials did not issue an order to prevent people drinking the water until this week.
Elevated levels of lead were detected in part of Dunedin's water supply as far back as August last year, but authorities did not advise affected residents to stop drinking the water until yesterday.
A task force will be responsible for making serious headway to ease workload pressure at the Southern District Health Board and make the flow of patients through hospitals more efficient.
Just over 100ha in areas such as East Taieri, Wakari and Portobello could be freed up for new residential development in Dunedin.
A taskforce will be responsible for making serious headway to ease workload pressure at the Southern DHB and improve the flow of patients through hospitals.