ORC

ORC sees pros, cons of bus changes

The Otago Regional Council could be ''damned if we do, and damned if we don't'' over some aspects of introducing its new southern route bus system next month.

Desire signalled to rebuild farmer trust

Desire signalled to rebuild farmer trust

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.

Trust aims for healthy, cosy homes

A Cosy Homes Charitable Trust has been established to help tackle significant health and housing-related problems in Dunedin, where nearly half of city households are experiencing ''fuel poverty''.

Last day for ORC plan input

It is not too late to make public submissions on the Otago Regional Council's Long Term Plan and further input is welcome, council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Ready for consultation

A consultation document about the Otago Regional Council's latest long-term plan can be released for public consideration.

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

No charges over fire for TradeMe founder

There will be no prosecution taken by the Otago Regional Council in relation to a burn-off at Hillend Station, Wanaka, last October, despite many official complaints about smoke from the fire blanketing the town.

Call for Sunday night, stadium services

Older church-going Dunedin residents are being disadvantaged by a lack of buses on Sunday nights, and a direct bus service is also needed to Forsyth Barr Stadium, Grey Power Otago says.

Group supports central hub

Group supports central hub

Bus advocacy group Bus Go Dunedin supports a proposed central bus hub but wants to ensure it is well-designed and welcoming for users and does not become a poorly-maintained ''ghetto''.

Bus hub plan on the map

Bus hub plan on the map

A busy block of Great King St has been identified as the preferred location for Dunedin's planned central bus hub.

Water tests could have cost

Water tests could have cost

Some farmers could pay up to $300 and $800 for water quality and dairy monitoring respectively, under proposed new targeted rates.

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