5 Star Hotel Declined but Developer Not Giving Up

Posted 11:07am Sunday 8th October 2017 by Joel MacManus

A controversial proposal by Tekapo businessman Anthony Tosswill to build a new five star hotel in the Centre City has been rejected by a panel of independent commissioners, but the developer says he isn’t giving up, and hopes to put forward a revised plan soon. The original proposal was for Read more...

Cutlers Appear to Have Been Tricking Tenants with Fixed-Term Contracts for Boarding Houses

Posted 10:45am Sunday 24th September 2017 by Joel MacManus

Cutlers Ltd, one of the largest property management firms in North Dunedin, appear to have, in at least one case, required tenants to sign fixed-term contracts, when the law allows tenants to terminate their tenancies after giving only 48 hours’ notice. Tenants at 63/A Queen Street signed Read more...

When Are We Putting CCTV Cameras All Over Central Dunedin?

Posted 10:22am Sunday 3rd September 2017 by Joel MacManus

Police figures from 2016-17 have revealed the zone between Frederick Street and the Octagon to be the area of the city with the highest number of reported crimes in the Otago region. 50 percent of the 3270 crimes reported in Dunedin City occurred in the broad CBD area stretching from High Street Read more...

Aotearotica Editor Talks Sex and Sexuality in Dunedin

Posted 10:38am Sunday 3rd September 2017 by Lucy Hunter

This week is the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, a fantastic range of talks and workshops that Dunedin is lucky to host. One of the events is Pleasure and Pain: Writing about Sex and Sexuality. The editor of NZ erotica journal Aotearotica Laura Borrowdale is speaking to Pantograph Punch’s Read more...

The Most Famous Pub In New Zealand Is Up For Sale... Again

Posted 10:56am Sunday 9th July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Captain Cook Hotel is once again up for sale. With a name arguably as well known as any other pub anywhere in the country, the recently renovated Cook (as it’s known to most students) should, it is hoped, be snapped up as quickly as possible. ABC Business Sales, who are tasked with Read more...

Dunedin Hospital Rebuild may Cost Millions, Billions or Squillions

Posted 10:48am Sunday 9th July 2017 by Joe Higham

Dunedin’s Hospital rebuild has suffered yet another setback in its completion dates, with the Otago Daily Times reporting that the best case scenario is now 2027. They claim the worst-case scenario is a completion date of 2031, which would be a “part rebuild and part refurbishment on Read more...

Tenants Receive Financial Payout After Council Flats Found to be Unsafe

Posted 10:51am Sunday 9th July 2017 by Joel MacManus

Eleven tenants, many of whom are students, at a council-owned flat complex have received financial payouts after investigations found faults in the fire alarm system which would have put residents in danger in an emergency. The boarding house on the upper two levels of the Moray Place carpark Read more...

How The Red Card Became a Dunedin Cultural Phenomenon

Posted 12:22pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by Joel MacManus

If you’re a fresher still learning the ropes and fumbling your way around North Dunedin, you may have heard the term “Red Card” being thrown around in conversation and had thoughts like ‘what are they?’, ‘what do they look like?’, and ‘how can they Read more...

License Suspensions Handed Out For Bransonís Bar and Alley Cantina

Posted 11:20am Sunday 7th May 2017 by Joel MacManus

Two Dunedin bars popular with students have had their licenses suspended following rulings from the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority. Branson’s Bar on St Andrew St and Alley Cantina on George St had their licenses temporarily revoked, for 72 and 48 hours respectively, for serving Read more...

Mondelez International To Give Cadbury World a $3 million Upgrade

Posted 10:36am Sunday 30th April 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

Cadbury World owners, Mondelez International, are looking to revamp their Dunedin tourist attraction. They have released a series of plans that will look at upgrading the attraction, with plans still being in the concept development stage, and with no final decision having been made. According to Read more...

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