The Dunedin City Council has decided not to follow in Prime Minister John Key's footsteps and urge the Remuneration Authority to freeze the pay of politicians.
A Dunedin planning manager has been appointed to the newly created role of city development manager at the Dunedin City Council.
Night 'n Day Foodstores has lodged an appeal against a decision by the Liquor Licensing Authority to deny its Octagon store a liquor licence.
Mosgiel Community Board chairman Barry Barbour yesterday urged the Dunedin City Council to speed up improvements to Riccarton Rd.
The Dunedin City Council is seeking broad-coverage resource consents from the Otago Regional Council for routine maintenance work in an effort to save $50,000 to $100,000 from its roading department's budget.
A move to employ extra staff got the chop and some projects were postponed for a year or more as the Central Otago District Council yesterday sliced what it could from its district-wide budgets before setting its rates.
A move by Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns to get his council to consider restricting its activities to "core business" failed to gain traction at a meeting yesterday.
The introduction of a tourism rate has been delayed for two years by the Waitaki District Council, which fears the impact could be too great on some businesses facing big rate rises because of other changes.
Many of the country's mayors and councillors are seriously considering refusing their latest proposed pay rise, Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule says.
The Dunedin City Council has agreed to terms to buy Carisbrook from the Otago Rugby Football Union, subject to agreement by both parties.
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.
A consent customer survey has shown 74% of applicants rate the Otago Regional Council's quality of service as excellent or very good.
Otago Regional councillors need to know all the possible funding implications of its decisions on big dollar projects like the Otago Stadium, proposed office block and Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme, Cr Doug Brown says.
People required to have a hearing to consider their resource consent application could have to pay 75% of estimated costs upfront.
"Significant" costs of holding resource consent hearings have led the Otago Regional Council to consider seeking 100% of the costs from the applicant.
The Dunedin City Council's $72 million Waipori fund will provide the necessary cash flow to the council for the next financial year, but councillors were warned they would be unable to ask for an increase in returns in the future.
A proposed sharp rise in the council's building consent fees was blamed on the Government yesterday, but the cost of the increase passed on to consent applicants.
The possibility of a council-built 550 to 800-seat theatre in Dunedin will be the subject of one more report, after the project just managed to stay on the agenda.
A proposal to increase Tourism Dunedin's budget by 43%, above the $1.1 million already pencilled in for 2009-10, was knocked back on the second day of the Dunedin City Council's budget hearings yesterday.