Road safety, rather than an attempt to create a state highway or heavy traffic bypass "by stealth", was behind the Dunedin City Council's move to spend $5.4 million upgrading Riccarton Rd West, a Mosgiel hearing was told yesterday.
Dunedin city councillors appear to have had a change of heart with regard to charging consent fees for solar hot water heaters, with a last-minute about-turn meaning the fees could be dropped permanently.
Uprooting the Dunedin City Council from its traditional home in favour of a meeting in Middlemarch was either "democracy in action" or an unnecessary distraction, councillors argued yesterday.
The widow of a man who battled for 10 years to get rid of a troublesome Dunedin tree says he would have watched yesterday's felling of a 27m Wellingtonia with relief and satisfaction.
One of the longer-running battles between residents and the Dunedin City Council is finally due to be thrashed out: East Taieri homeowners are set to fight the city's plan to take some of their land to allow an upgrade of Riccarton Rd.
The introduction of swipe cards and turnstiles at Moana Pool should result in a significant drop in the "huge" number of fee-dodgers sneaking into the facility, Dunedin City Council aquatic services manager Steve Prescott says.
The Dunedin City Council needs to improve its systems for responding to concerns raised about unsafe buildings being used for accommodation, Otago-Southland region coroner David Crerar, said following a lengthy inquest into the death of a Dunedin man who fell from a first-floor doorway.
The contestants are emerging before October's local body elections, with most Dunedin city councillors yesterday confirming plans to stand again.
The Dunedin City Council was praised at a public forum yesterday.
The chairman of the Dunedin City Council's finance and strategy committee has again raised the prospect of cashing in the $71.2 million Waipori fund.
A decision to provide start-up capital for the company that will run the Forsyth Barr Stadium one year earlier than expected was behind the impost of $2.48 million approved for the company this week, Dunedin deputy mayor Syd Brown says.
City Forests has boosted its bottom line after signing a $3 million carbon credit deal.
The Forsyth Barr Stadium swallowed another $1.8 million yesterday, and the Carisbrook Stadium Trust and its consultants were labelled "either misleading or incompetent" for budgeting far less than that for the company set up to run it.
Three of the most expensive capital projects planned by the Dunedin City Council, together costing tens of millions of dollars, could be temporarily shelved in an effort to ease the burden on ratepayers.
Dunedin ratepayers look set to pay an extra 7.3% in rates for the next financial year, along with increased fees and charges for activities ranging from building a house to burying the dead.
The $45 million Dunedin Centre and Dunedin Town Hall projects have been rejigged and delayed by a year as Dunedin city councillors try to contain the size of this year's rates increase.
Dunedin residents making noise complaints are expected to benefit from new technology following a new company taking up the Dunedin City Council's noise control tender.