Security guards were called - and police almost followed - after Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis barged into a private meeting in Mayor Dave Cull's office and refused to leave.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and councillor Lee Vandervis are at loggerheads again, this time over the Office of the Auditor-general's inquiry into land purchases by Delta.
A call by a Dunedin city councillor for some Christchurch rebuilding to be shifted to Dunedin has drawn the ire of Christchurch residents and scorn from Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.
Conflicting visions of Dunedin's future collided as debate over the city's draft transport strategy erupted at a public hearing yesterday.
What do you know about the candidates who are contesting Dunedin's mayoral campaign in the 2010 local body elections? Today, in the second of a seven-part Mayoral Profile series, Chris Morris puts the questions to Lee Vandervis.
The temperature is rising in Dunedin's mayoral race as incumbent Dave Cull and one of his fiercest rivals go head-to-head over credit for slashing the Forsyth Barr Stadium interest bills by $128 million.
Dunedin mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis says it is lucky nobody was killed, after a volunteer installing one of his giant election swings sliced into a buried 11,000-volt power cable near Mosgiel.
Outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis, who complained of being sidelined from senior posts within the Dunedin City Council, rejected at least three other roles offered by Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, it has emerged.
A claim by a mayoral and council candidate 400 Dunedin City Council staff should be cut to bring the size of the council closer to that of Tauranga appears to be based on incorrect figures.
The failure of Dunedin's mayor and a city councillor to resolve a minor conduct breach more quickly did not reflect well on either of them as city leaders, the men were told yesterday.
Newly-elected Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has criticised Energy Safety for failing to fully investigate damage to an 11,000-volt power cable in Mosgiel.
Police have decided not to pursue a complaint against the Otago Daily Times made by Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis.
My councillor experience of Mayor Peter Chin's mayoralty was that of a man with usually gentle manners who played the role of an essentially ceremonial mayor. He was proud of his record of...
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis now faces two formal complaints despite apologising for an allegedly expletive-laden outburst aimed at senior Dunedin City Council staff.
A Dunedin city councillor has offered his "most sincere apologies" after an embarrassing gaffe when he forgot to attend a Remembrance Sunday church service at which he was to represent the city.
Dunedin City councillor Lee Vandervis' aggression towards colleagues was slammed as unacceptable at a code of conduct hearing yesterday.
Whether motivated by civic duty, by a desire to avoid a second public gaffe or just by a nice piece of cake, Cr Lee Vandervis managed to remember to attend his second public engagement yesterday.
Dunedin City councillor Lee Vandervis has apologised for ''loudness'' over two code of conduct complaints and says he will ensure it does not happen again.
Personality clashes and allegations of "libellous emails", sparked by the latest report on the Forsyth Barr Stadium, marked a Dunedin City Council committee meeting yesterday.