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Film icon. Dunedin City Council names new chief executive

The Dunedin City Council has gained a new chief executive, and lost the head of its stadium, all in one day. One announcement followed the other as the top jobs came and went. And both mean new searches are on for replacements. ›see story

Film icon. New initiative hoped to provide insight into city's finances

The Dunedin City Council is hoping a new initiative will provide concerned ratepayers some insight into the city's finances. ›see story

Page icon New DCC chief executive to be confirmed by Thursday

Dunedin city councillors will meet tomorrow to interview short-listed candidates for the job of chief executive of the DCC. The 9am meeting will be held with the public excluded. The council's current chief executive, Paul Orders, has been lauded a success, after making cuts to council spending without cuts to services. ›read more

Film icon. Your word on urging AgResearch to reconsider cuts

Over 80 people are expected to lose their jobs, with AgResearch expected to cut staff at Dunedin's Invermay research centre. Staff and the public have spoken out about the damage the job losses will do to the city. So this week's 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team hit town to see whether or not you are aware of the issue, and if you think the government will listen to local concerns. ›see story

Page icon Paul Orders confirms new role in Cardiff

Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders has confirmed he will be leaving the city after confirmation of his new role in Cardiff. News emerged last week Orders was expected to get the Welsh job, after about two years in Dunedin. He has received plenty of praise for his role in putting in order the finances of a DCC struggling with a multi-million dollar debt. ›read more

Page icon Highlanders feature in All Blacks line-up

Highlanders will stand at each end, and in the middle of the All Blacks' back line in the clash with France this weekend. Aaron Smith has been picked at halfback, Ma'a Nonu in the midfield and Ben Smith in the starting line-up at wing. Team management says the outfit features a strong core of experienced All Blacks with a clutch of younger players. ›read more

Film icon. Sri Lankin New Year little more than a week away

In Sri Lanka, New Year celebrations are just over a week away. For the local student's association, sharing their festivities, traditions and cultures with the wider community is very important. And it's also a time to show Dunedin people that Sri Lanka is more than just Dilmah tea and cricket. ›see story

Film icon. ORC Draft Long Term Plan released

The Otago Regional Council has released its Draft Long Term Plan for the next decade, to 2022. Some of the projected new proposals include increases to bus fares and rates, as well as some new offices for the Regional Council. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Super Council

Just prior to his resignation, former Local Government Minister, Nick Smith, proposed the idea to simplify local government, because it's currently too complicated, too expensive and too conflicted. Dunedin City Councillor, Lee Vandervis, agrees, and thinks there should be one unitary council in Dunedin, which absorbs the current Otago Regional Council. ›see story

Film icon. Plans in motion for the restructure the local government sector

Now former Local Government Minister Nick Smith met with southern region mayors yesterday morning, to discuss his plans to significantly restructure the local government sector. Dr Smith says the main drivers for the changes include rocketing local body debt, and the impact of the Auckland super city on the rest of the country. ›see story

Film icon. Sweeping changes to local Government

Local Government minister Nick Smith has announced sweeping changes to how local authorities operate, and what powers they have. The Dunedin City Council has been criticized for spending more money than it earns, however Mayor Dave Cull believes the council and central government are on the same page. ›see story

Page icon Dunedin City Council passes its 20 year budget

It was almost lost in the scrum over the Otago Rugby Football Union last night, but the Dunedin City Council quietly passed its 20 year budget through to public submission stage. The long term plan will be open for public comment from this Saturday until April 17th at 5pm. ›read more

Film icon. Several parties interested in buying Carisbrook

There are several parties interested in buying Carisbrook with a week and a half to go, the principal realtor says. The prime commercial and industrial site, which was once known as the House of Pain, is due to be sold by deadline treaty on March 23rd. ›see story

Film icon. Will the DCC save the Otago Rugby Football Union

Talks continue at a closed, but heated, meeting of the Dunedin City Council decision on whether to write off money owed by the Otago Rugby Football Union. Looking through the glass doors members of the city council appeared visibly agitated while discussing the motion on the table. ›see story

Film icon. Questions asked about the processes surrounding the stadium

Dunedin City Council processes surrounding the stadium are being questioned, along with the council's relationship with the ORFU. A concerned Dunedin resident believes ratepayers will end up paying for budget blow-outs, and for the union's debt to the DCC. ›see story

Film icon. Community boards look to get the popular public recycling bins

The 52 public recycling bins, which were installed for the Rugby World Cup, have been so well received, two community board areas have requested them in their areas. However there are still some issues around food-contaminated cardboard, paper and coffee cups, which the public are mistaking for recycling, when in fact it's waste. ›see story

Film icon. Fracking free zone

Fracking, or Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration, was explained to the DCC committee at this afternoon's Public Forum. Concerned citizen Niamh O'Flynn, asked the DCC to join a few other municipalities who have declared themselves 'fracking free zones'. ›see story

Film icon. Half year results of the DCHL released

Dunedin City Holdings Limited released their half year result today, for the six months to December 2011. And despite the world's difficult global economic situation, the Holdings Group reports a steady after-tax profit of $5m, plus increased revenue of 8% ›see story