Summer has arrived, and so have water restrictions in Clutha.
Two problem water supplies which have permanent "boil water" notices may be brought forward for upgrading by the Waitaki District Council.
The Waitaki District Council has decided to trial an extended closure for its headquarters in Thames St this Christmas.
Dunedin residents will have two recycling bins if the latest city council "preferred option" is adopted.
A proposal for a subdivision with five residential dwellings, and a small dairy farm, as part of a heritage tourism venture on Harbour Cone, were accepted by the Dunedin City Council's finance and strategy committee yesterday.
A decision by the Central Otago District Council's district development committee to relocate Cromwell's information centre could add an extra 5-10% to rates in the Cromwell ward, Cromwell Community Board chairman Neil Gillespie warns.
The Clutha and Waitaki District Councils' water supplies had E.coli transgressions and neglected to adequately protect consumers at times when the drinking water was known to be contaminated, the Ministry of Health's annual review of drinking water quality shows.
The number of demands for information from the Dunedin City Council have jumped to 66 in just three months, mainly as a result of members of the public and the media chasing details relating to the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Plans to investigate a possible cycleway between Caversham and Wingatui, via two old railway tunnels, is one of six Dunedin projects stalled by delays in receiving more than $700,000 in New Zealand Transport Agency funding.
Proposed changes by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide might aim to make things more simple, but Otago Regional Council chief executive Graeme Martin does not think so.
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.
A $500 grant from the Dunedin City Council's economic development unit to "bring a VIP client to Dunedin" would help Benthic Science's technical development, director Brian Paavo said.
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin will feature in two television shows - as himself in one, and as an auditioning wedding singer in another.
Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland and "most" of the council's 43 other senior managers have opted to decline a pay increase this year.
Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says he will soon announce changes to legislation which will help stop rates spiralling out of control.
The Dunedin City Council's group of trading companies will have the same directors for the next year, after the council approved the re-election of incumbents.
Over recent years it seems the function of our elected council has become increasingly subservient to the demands and wishes of the unelected bureaucracy.
Nearly 100 Clutha district homes, owned mainly by low-income earners, will be much warmer after getting insulation or heating upgrades in the last year, new figures show.
Security is an advantage, but not a major objective, of changes to Dunedin's Civic Centre, a Dunedin City Council general manager says.