A long-distance recycling project was rolled out in Dunedin yesterday.
The Dunedin City Council will consider leasing its Andersons Bay Crematorium to a private operator as it seeks to ensure the facility does not become a drain on ratepayers.
A Dunedin charity shop has had to install security cameras in an attempt to reduce the amount of rubbish being left at its doors after hours.
The Dunedin City Council wants packaging to be on a short-list of products the Government is considering for regulation via mandatory ''product waste stewardship'' schemes.
State houses could be managed alongside the Dunedin City Council's housing portfolio and other social housing following changes announced by the Government last week.
A section of the St Clair sea wall is being reinforced with up to 300 tonnes of rock in an effort to hold back the pounding surf this winter.
The Dunedin City Council is planning to target the owners of dilapidated heritage buildings in the city to stop ''demolition by neglect'' and encourage ''unco-operative'' owners to fix up their properties.
The Dunedin City Council has hired an independent financial consultant to review activities in its vehicle fleet and parking departments.
The Otago Regional Council and the Dunedin City Council will later this month begin consulting the public on new rules and standards for development in areas of Dunedin identified as vulnerable to natural hazards.
The Dunedin City Council is to press ahead with a tougher line on dilapidated heritage buildings, but appears reluctant to name and shame the most ''unco-operative'' owners.
Decisions on the most controversial routes of the South Dunedin Cycle Network will be saved until last.
The Dunedin City Council is working to upgrade parking meters in high-use areas after reports of worn card readers.
Speed limits on 12 Dunedin roads could be reduced by up to 30kmh if a proposed bylaw change is approved by the Dunedin City Council.
A Dunedin City Council proposal to move or expand a trial that prompted controversy when freedom campers exceeded expectations at Macandrew Bay has raised concerns in areas on the council radar.
Further road widening work on the lower Otago Peninsula road can now begin after consents were granted for the next stages of the project.
A proposal to permanently close Montgomery Ave, to enable the Water of Leith to be widened to provide greater flood protection to the city, will be discussed by the Dunedin City Council next week.
A closer watch needs to be kept on the St Clair sea wall until Dunedin city councillors decide what long-term fix - if any - is needed, a report suggests.
Emerson's Brewery is set to buy adjoining properties owned by the Dunedin City Council and Cr Doug Hall - and could then spend about $6 million developing a brewery there.
After burying the hatchet, the Notorious Mongrel Mob and Black Power are keen to take up a council contract and cut some of Dunedin's grass.