Promoters of an idea to close the lower Octagon for a trial period to improve the area's ambience during summer weekends are disappointed Dunedin City Council staff are recommending it not go ahead.
The future of Dunedin's Lovelock Ave realignment appears to have been thrown wide open, after serious doubts emerged among some councillors at yesterday's annual plan meeting.
Changes to the rating system for farmers, bed and breakfast businesses and lifestyle blocks were approved for consultation, despite concerns from Cr John Bezett more consultation should have already been done.
Local authorities have received a share of the Government's first $3 million quarterly payment under the new waste-minimisation scheme.
Nearly four years after Dunedin city leaders began discussing the installation of closed circuit television security cameras in the central city, there are still none to be seen.
Dunedin City Council staff have been told to come up with a more equitable way to raise rents for council housing tenants.
A recommendation to turn down a request to introduce a Dunedin City Council bylaw banning smoking on footpaths around Dunedin Hospital is disappointing, but not surprising, hospital managers say.
A multimillion-dollar budget for the redevelopment of Logan Park will be carried over to the 2010-11 year as planning for the project continues, Dunedin city councillors at yesterday's annual plan hearing were told.
The Dunedin City Council annual plan meeting began with finger-pointing yesterday, when council chief executive Jim Harland launched an attack on the media.
There appears to be support among Dunedin's city councillors to try for a substantial reduction in forecast rates at today's annual plan meeting.
Dunedin's council housing rents are likely to rise later this year by $9 a week for every unit, a rise the Dunedin City Council says is needed to pay for new units being built, increased rates, staff costs and contractor costs.
With the big decisions made, and the borrowing under way, the Dunedin City Council now has to find a way to manage its debt-heavy budget for the next year and beyond.
The cost of dying looks set to go up as the Dunedin City Council signals plans to hike a host of fees later this year.
Dunedin's plan to develop and launch a new brand for the city has sparked a strong city-wide response, and the search is now on to find the "essence" of the Dunedin experience to promote the city to the rest of the world.
Seagulls will have to go elsewhere for their takeaways, now that the Dunedin City Council has installed new rubbish bins along John Wilson Ocean Dr, designed to keeping rubbish in and scavengers out.
Dunedin City Council-owned City Forests is a step closer to its inaugural sale of up to $3 million of carbon credits - to a New Zealand buyer - and could clinch the deal by the end of February.
A review of Dunedin's gambling policy has attracted about 800 submissions, with 49 planning to voice their opinions in front of a hearings committee.
The 100kmh speed limit on Highcliff Rd should have been reduced years ago the Otago Peninsula Community Board says, but Dunedin City Council staff say changing the speed limit will not reduce the risk of crashes on the road.
At some point in the next financial year, the Dunedin City Council's total debt will reach its forecast peak of $360 million.