John Gibb

More community input in RMA sought

More community input in RMA sought

Otago regional councillor Louise Croot has criticised proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, saying it is reducing community notification and input.

Councillors want report on delegation of authority

Councillors want report on delegation of authority

Otago regional councillors have decided to rethink a proposal to delegate more authority to the chief executive and a council director to make submissions over legislation-related topics.

Hopes high after bus meeting

Hopes high after bus meeting

Concerned people travelled in a historic bus yesterday in a bid to save a treasured Green Island ‘‘local'' bus service, and were later optimistic of eventual success.

ORC out of sorts over RMA changes

The Otago Regional Council has taken issue with new wide-ranging ministerial powers included in the Government's proposed changes to the Resource Management Act.

Otago among main think-tank partners

Otago among main think-tank partners

The University of Otago is one of the main partners in a new Pacific think-tank headed by Auckland University and announced by the Government yesterday.

No cause found yet for Tulloch’s Teretonga crash

Three days after prominent Southland businessman and former Gore mayor Ian (‘‘Inky'') Tulloch was critically injured, it remains unclear why his race car veered off a high-speed section of Teretonga Park and crashed.

Community in shock after accident: mayor

Community in shock after accident: mayor

Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks says the community is in shock after a race car accident on Sunday left prominent businessman and former Gore mayor Ian (‘‘Inky'') Tulloch in a critical condition in hospital.

Ranking ‘fantastic’ for dental school

Ranking ‘fantastic’ for dental school

The University of Otago School of Dentistry has been ranked 12th in the world in QS World University rankings, the highest score for any subject at all New Zealand universities.

Catholic congregations combine

Catholic congregations combine

The Easter Holy Thursday Mass being celebrated at St Patrick's Basilica in South Dunedin this week will have special significance, after three Catholic churches in South Dunedin closed their doors at the weekend.

Petition on bus service to be delivered to ORC — by bus

What better way to make your point about the bus service than by riding in a special bus to make your submission?