The piece of wood he used as a weapon was one metre long.
Experts warn the damage would be "much worse".
A state-of-the-art new facility is just part of the ambitious revamp.
One woman was injured in the confrontation, in which activists superglued their hands to the door of the Town Hall.
"I've never seen anything like that before."
Stewart Island and Dunedin have the best chances of seeing the Aurora Australis.
The scooters pose a safety hazard to people who cannot see them.
People caught using the parks without a permit will be reported to council.
They want Dunedin City Council to change its alcohol laws.
The rider received serious injuries.
He later told police it was a joke.
Kiwi stargazers snapped photos of Saturn going behind the moon overnight.
"This is in f**king Gore now? How do I get my refund?" wrote one irate punter.