Power Ranking the Dunedin News Splinter Groups

Posted 11:57pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

Dunedin News, the original news group for Dunedinites, is infamous for its (il)liberal “you will be kicked out if the admin does not like you” policy. There is a strict list of offences that will get you kicked out, all of which are broadly interpreted by Daryl Taylor, the page’s Read more...

Breatha is “Sorry” After Stern Telling-Off From Dunedin News

Posted 2:07am Wednesday 3rd March 2021 by The Critical Tribune

North Dunedin resident and self-described “fresher-fiend” Jock Hunter has been reportedly left deeply remorseful after the litter left from a party at his flat was roundly condemned by local residents on the Dunedin News page on Facebook. The crusading hordes, none of whom have actually Read more...

Liquor Store Owner Claims Unfairness as Planned New Store is Denied

Posted 9:36am Saturday 30th September 2017 by Joe Higham

The Dunedin District Licensing Committee has denied an application for the opening of another Super Liquor store at the site of the former McDuff’s Brewery on Great King Street. The applicants, McCarthy Enterprises, have breached the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 on seven previous Read more...

Super Liquor Plan to Open Store at Former McDuffs Brewery Site

Posted 10:26am Sunday 20th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

A plan to open a new liquor store in the student quarter is facing criticism from the Police, the university, and the Dunedin City Council ahead of a District Licensing Committee hearing. The proposal is to have a new Super Liquor store built on Great King Street at the former McDuffs Brewery Read more...

Developer and DCC Go Back and Forth on Five-Star Hotel Plans

Posted 10:32am Sunday 20th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

The plans for a 17-storey five-star hotel planned for Dunedin’s Moray Place have been amended by its developer in the hope that it will be accepted by the Dunedin City Council. Phil Page, Partner at Gallaway Cook Allen Lawyers and lawyer acting for Tekapo businessman and the hotel developer Read more...

Dunedin Mayor Cull Doesn’t Apologise, Pays Councilor $50 Large

Posted 10:46am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has paid $50,000 to fellow councillor Lee Vandervis to settle a defamation claim filed against him in July of last year, although he did not offer a public apology. At a council meeting in December 2016, Cr Vandervis claimed that there were issues with underhanded bribes Read more...

Fate of Octagon Five-Star Hotel Rests in Hands of Panel

Posted 10:53am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Joe Higham

The fate of the five-star hotel to be built in Dunedin’s Moray Place rests on the result of a consent panel, as the hearing was slated to end on Friday last week. Tekapo businessman Anthony Tosswill is behind the 17-storey residential development, which, according to his application, will Read more...

Wifi Among Changes Aimed at Bringing Dunedin’s Buses into the 21st Century

Posted 11:46am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Joe Higham

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has announced that it will be installing Wifi in their fleet of 80 buses around late September, among a raft of other changes. ORC Manager Support Services Gerard Collings told Critic that the council has had “many community requests for Wifi over a long Read more...

You Can Count On Us To Keep Workplace Gender Identity Issues Down

Posted 10:55am Sunday 14th May 2017 by Joel MacManus

Countdown supermarkets have garnered praise from LGBT support organisations after releasing a new policy to support employees transitioning between genders. The policy, which has been introduced at all Countdown supermarkets, distribution centres, processing plants, and support offices allows for Read more...

Former OUSA President Creates Community Project On Albany St, All Welcome

Posted 11:21am Sunday 9th April 2017 by Anna Linton

Former OUSA President 1979-1980, and local activist, Paul ‘ the Governor’ Gourlie is preparing to launch a community project intended to teach entrepreneurship and tether stronger relations between the town (Dunedin City) and the gown (Otago University). ‘Aotea Peace Read more...

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