The Otago Regional Council will soon be seeking public
feedback on the council's draft annual plan, and proposed new
activities and programmes for 2016-17.
If you want to learn more about the power of the mind, your
chance will come when Brain Week Otago activities start in
At the age of 68, Mike Smith is discovering life still holds
plenty of surprises.
Otago regional councillors yesterday recommended that the
council move out of its headquarters within three years and
into new premises, or perhaps a remodelled heritage building.
A few election year nerves jangled at an Otago Regional
Council meeting yesterday, when councillors recommended
approving an 18.4% general rate increase, and a switch to a
new headquarters within three years.
A workman pulls in a hose from behind a cofferdam in the
Water of Leith, near Montgomery Ave, in North Dunedin
Maniototo farmer Geoff Crutchley is "alarmed'' that the
recent resignation of experienced Otago Regional Council
staff could undermine implementation of the region's crucial
6A water plan.
Unruly winds and low water levels in the Water of Leith
caused a few complications during Dunedin's fifth ‘‘great
annual duck race'' yesterday, but about $30,000 was
successfully raised for charity.
A Big Little Day Out at the Forsyth Barr Stadium turned into
a big success, organisers said.
The Otago Regional Council is establishing a more grass-roots
Otago water quality stakeholder group, reassuring critics who
feared a less productive national approach could be taken.
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