Rebecca Fox

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Otago Harbour users, frustrated by increasing access difficulties to wharves and pontoons because of silt on the harbour bed, want the Otago Regional Council to help find a solution.

Castle trust proposes walkway

A coastal walkway from Cargill's Castle to Tunnel Beach would be a great tourist attraction, Cargill's Castle Trust says.

Community groups seek water quality support

Community-based groups seeking to improve water quality in their areas have asked the Otago Regional Council for support and funding.

Bus discount suggestion

Greater discounts for students and those on low incomes are needed to get more people on buses, interest groups say.

Proof of earlier sealion species

Proof of earlier sealion species

Comparison of DNA from ancient and modern sea lion bones has proved the sea lions which roamed New Zealand's coasts centuries ago were genetically different from the subantarctic sea lions which are recolonising Otago's coastline.

ORC to take fresh look at support for irrigation

The Otago Regional Council needs to review its support for irrigation development, chief executive Peter Bodeker says.

Bar denied licence for World Cup games

Bar denied licence for World Cup games

An application for a special licence to open Octagon bar Ratbags to screen Fifa World Cup games has been turned down.

Regional council not keen on LGNZ levy

A proposal to raise the profile and professionalism of local government through an additional levy has not found favour with the Otago Regional Council.

ORC appoints first stakeholder engagement director

ORC appoints first stakeholder engagement director

Dunedin communications and human resources businesswoman Jane Leahy has been appointed to the new role of stakeholder engagement director at the Otago Regional Council.

Pouring on the effort at the St David St footbridge

Pouring on the effort at the St David St footbridge

Concrete was poured yesterday as work to extend the St David St footbridge continued as part of flood protection works on the Water of Leith.