Contractors have been busy over the holiday period in Dunedin, catching up on grass and weed maintenance, the city council says.
High-profile appointments are expected to help the Dunedin City Council boost its relationship with the business community and push ahead with major projects.
Work to demolish the last part of the former Aoraki Polytechnic building at the corner of Cumberland and St Andrew Sts in Dunedin resumed yesterday.
As rain continues to fall the Dunedin City Council is keeping an eye on the weather forecast in case sandbagging stations are needed if flooding becomes widespread.
Most of the St Andrew St car park, which has been closed while undergoing an upgrade, will be reopened tomorrow to ease the parking needs of Dunedin commuters and Christmas shoppers.
A new ACC building will mean the loss of some car parks for central Dunedin, but Mayor Aaron Hawkins says the development will bring "major economic benefits" to the city.
The Dunedin City Council is staying tight-lipped about its plans for the possible purchase of the Foulden Maar mining site.
The debt ceiling has gone through the roof and Dunedin city councillors will figure out later if they should buy a spa pool.
The level of Dunedin City Council’s debt could climb appreciably after councillors decided a debt ceiling of $350 million would be far too limiting.
Capital spending projections by the Dunedin City Council will have to be rethought if councillors stick to a debt limit of $350 million.
Anyone who believes Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is the victim of a stitch-up can find material to support that view. His colleagues, however, say his intimidating behaviour cannot be tolerated. Grant Miller assesses the evidence.
Embattled Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is refusing to apologise for intimidating conduct and will instead walk away from two of his roles.
Embattled Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis is refusing to apologise for his intimidating behaviour and will instead step down from two committee roles.
Fiery Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis says he does not need help with anger management, but his colleagues have emphatically called on him to acknowledge his problem.
DCC planners have recommended consent for the demolition of the former Cadbury factory be granted, as the public benefit of the new hospital to be built on the site outweighs the historic value of the buildings.
Councillor Lee Vandervis has to make an "unreserved" public apology for aggressive and intimidating behaviour or he will be stripped of two of his roles, Dunedin City councillors decided today.
Dunedin's deputy mayor feared she might be hit by a councillor who pointed his finger at her in "stabbing movements" and who grew "increasingly red in the face as he appeared to become more enraged".