The Dunedin City Council has been asked to apply for an urgent stop work order amid concerns quarrying of the lower hump of Saddle Hill could cause it to collapse.
A petition to save the historic Saddle Hill near Mosgiel - named by Captain Cook - was launched yesterday by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
The man instrumental in the Dunedin City Council's move to take the Saddle Hill quarry matter to court plans to stay active on the topic and is keen to help find a solution that is acceptable to the quarry's owners, the council and the community.
Concerns the ridge line of Saddle Hill's smaller hump is continuing to change are not shared by the director of the company quarrying the hill and the Dunedin City Council.
A long battle to save the ridge-line of Saddle Hill has moved closer to a conclusion with the ruling that the company quarrying the prominent landmark hasn't got consent.
A landowner embroiled in a dispute over Saddle Hill quarrying is threatening to take the Dunedin City Council to the Environment Court for a second time.
A judge trying to decide for more than five months what legal basis exists for quarrying on Saddle Hill has explained why it is taking so long to work out.
An Environment Court judge will hear next month whether quarrying should continue on the Saddle Hill ridge line, before determining whether the practice is legal.
A quarry operator has been prevented from removing any more stone from the ridgeline of one of Dunedin's prominent landmarks.
Artist Fay Mitchell holds her painting Saddle Hill Bleeding which will be the focal point of an exhibition of works featuring the controversial landmark next month. She is looking for people with existing images or paintings of the hill to lend, or recent artworks of it to sell, for the exhibition.
The company behind the controversial Saddle Hill quarry says it wants Environment Court confirmation the hill "can be quarried without restriction".
Negotiations over the future of Dunedin landmark Saddle Hill appear to be coming to a head, as David Loughrey explains.
The future of the controversial Saddle Hill quarrying operation will be decided by the Environment Court, after the Dunedin City Council yesterday announced mediation with the quarry owners had failed.
A Dunedin MP's concerns a company has won "a contract to take the top off"' Saddle Hill are wrong, a city councillor says.
The Dunedin City Council has reached an agreement with the owner and operator of the Saddle Hill quarry over what quarrying will take place while the future of the facility is being negotiated.
The Saddle Hill Community Board wants the Dunedin City Council to consult it and the community on its decision to remove shark nets from Dunedin beaches.
Environment Court action involving the Dunedin City Council and Saddle Hill quarry owner Saddle Views Estates will go to mediation next week, following discussions between the two.
Quarrying rights on Dunedin's Saddle Hill will be decided by the Environment Court later this year.
Hundreds of signatures have been collected by a group trying to save Saddle Hill from what they believe is destructive quarrying.
Saddle Hill residents are urging the Dunedin City Council to immediately stop excavation at the Jaffray's Hill quarry until the owners' legal right to quarry there is clarified.