The Otago Chamber of Commerce is taking the Dunedin City Council to task over its response to last month's snowfall.
People caught littering in Dunedin soon could face stiff new fines, as the Dunedin City Council grapples with an increasingly messy rubbish problem.
Auckland Mayor John Banks says the city's new local government structure is "an inspired piece of work" while the Labour Party is committed to opposing it and the boundaries that go with it.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council "evicted" tenants over "petty issues" and held an injunction on a house for more than a year, the Queenstown District Court heard yesterday.
Dunedin's new borrowing is forecast to reach $178 million in the next three years, as the city council continues with the major multimillion-dollar construction projects on its books.
Dunedin voters will again find candidates' names listed alphabetically in this year's city council elections.
Waitaki ratepayers could pay an extra $70,000 a year to meet new Government requirements aimed at ensuring local bodies' costs, rates and activities are better controlled.
If ever the voter "turnout" at local government elections is going to be high, it should be this year.
A Dunedin City Council hearings committee has declined a retrospective resource consent on a Carroll St development after finding a ‘‘concerning'' level of deviation from the original consent application.
The Waitaki District Council has joined the Clutha District Council in rejecting a Ministry of Health claim that its water supplies were contaminated and the council neglected to adequately protect consumers.
A strong sense of resignation to an impending rent rise was the overwhelming response from Dunedin council housing tenants yesterday.
A combination of flood plan options is the "most promising way" of reducing the flood risk on the Taieri Plain, Otago Regional Council staff told Mosgiel Taieri Community Board members last night.
The Dunedin City Council's economic development unit has won an international prize for its research support fund, which has provided $78,556 in the last three years to back bids for research and development that have attracted $17 million of funding for the city.
Planned spending by the Dunedin City Council should be brought forward where possible to help combat "economic climate change" and stimulate the city's flagging economy, the Otago Chamber of Commerce says.
The Dunedin City Council is to boost funding for the city's top festivals in an effort to match the success of the Wellington Sevens tournament, but organisers of smaller community events may miss out.
The Dunedin City Council's economic development unit (EDU) and the city's Upstart Business Incubator are considering a series of steps, including a $50,000 marketing support fund, to try to minimise the impact of the credit crunch on some of Dunedin's brightest young companies.
The Government is sticking to its decision for a super city and community boards for Auckland, but points raised by Auckland's six mayors today will be taken on board, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said today.
The Otago Regional Council's first payment towards the Forsyth Barr Stadium will come from its reserves, as its borrowing arrangements have not yet been finalised.
The Dunedin City Council is defending the fees it charges for water and waste services, in the wake of the closure of the Graeme Lowe Otago fellmongery in Green Island.