Rebecca Fox

End of the road for retailer

End of the road for retailer

For more than 60 years a Bob Shepherd Menswear sign has hung in George St, but in a few weeks' time it will be taken down for good.

Birthday greetings flow in

Birthday greetings flow in

With a twinkle in her eye, Daphne Galloway says she never thought she would make 100 years old.

Genuine 1920s office close to home

Genuine 1920s office close to home

Finding a 1920s-style ''spartan office'' turned out to be the hardest location to find for the Hollywood film being shot in Dunedin - until a scout saw Allied Press managing director Sir Julian Smith's office.

No hurry for oyster consent

No hurry for oyster consent

Any effect from a proposal to finish Bluff oysters in Otago Harbour will be ''less than minor'', a consultant's report says.

More birds after possum control: study

More birds after possum control: study

There has been a 20% increase in bird numbers on Otago Peninsula in areas where possum eradication work has been done.

ORC $5.1m surplus $2m above budget

ORC $5.1m surplus $2m above budget

The Otago Regional Council may have posted a $5.1 million surplus, about $2 million more than budgeted for, but it is not money in the bank, council finance and corporate services director Wayne Scott says.

Planning document delayed

Planning document delayed

The release of a draft document which will direct environment and planning requirements throughout Otago has been delayed as the Otago Regional Council seeks buy-in from all the region's councils.

$1.4m irrigation reserve refocused after Act change

$1.4m irrigation reserve refocused after Act change

A $1.4 million reserve set aside to provide grants to develop irrigation schemes has been rendered unusable under its present status by a change to the Local Government Act, the Otago Regional Council says.

Councillors praise new strategic plan

Councillors praise new strategic plan

The Otago Regional Council will probably be more active, more generous and more interventionist than before under the direction of its new strategic plan, Cr Michael Deaker says.

ORC could take up different 'posture'

Enabling ''development opportunities'' and ''unleashing potential to enhance prosperity'' through planning could be the new direction of the Otago Regional Council.