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Bus service transfer may include Q'town

Bus service transfer may include Q'town

If the Otago Regional Council decides to transfer its public transport responsibilities to the Dunedin City Council, its transport role in Queenstown could be up for discussion as well.

Call for more oversight of ORC health, safety

Health and safety needs to be more proactively managed by the Otago Regional Council, councillor Trevor Kempton says.

Puzzling decisions on buses

Puzzling decisions on buses

Corstophine bus users are happy but those on Otago Peninsula are puzzled by the Otago Regional Council's latest decision on public bus routes.

Warning over council income

Being able to keep its general rate increase to 2.49% is good news but it is only thanks to the Otago Regional Council's ownership of Port Otago and its good investments, Cr Michael Deaker says.

ORC having to pay for temporary bridge

The Otago Regional Council is being forced to spend more than $100,000 on a temporary footbridge across the Water of Leith when at least two other options for crossing the waterway are nearby.

Plan change close to final tick

The Otago Regional Council's water quality plan change is past its last major hurdle.

Continue algae caution

People should continue to take care when walking their dogs near Otago waterways as potentially toxic algae could be present on banks as well as in the water after recent high rainfall, the Otago Regional Council says.

Robust debate crucial

Robust debate crucial

Democracy at the Otago Regional Council has died, writes Gerrard Eckhoff.

ORC pay request turned down

ORC pay request turned down

A call for pay to be more even between Otago Regional councillors with the responsibility for a committee and those who do not has been turned down by the Remuneration Authority.

Support for oil exploration 'unlawful'

Support for oil exploration 'unlawful'

Otago regional councillor Gerrard Eckhoff has not ruled out further pushes to get the council to debate the issues around oil and gas exploration, after failing at the first hurdle yesterday.

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