After a ''torrid'' long-term plan submissions hearing
process, the Otago Regional Council is moving towards
reducing rural sector pain arising from what many rural
submitters view as proposed high charges.
An ''emerging museum professionals'' group, which met before
the recent Museums Aotearoa national conference in Dunedin,
is of growing significance in the country's museum sector's
future, museum officials say.
The Otago Regional Council is keen to repair the damaged
trust between some of the region's farmers and the council
after concerns about rising charges and communication issues
were highlighted this week.