ORC

Bus discount suggestion

Greater discounts for students and those on low incomes are needed to get more people on buses, interest groups say.

ORC appoints first stakeholder engagement director

ORC appoints first stakeholder engagement director

Dunedin communications and human resources businesswoman Jane Leahy has been appointed to the new role of stakeholder engagement director at the Otago Regional Council.

Southern crashes studied

Southern crashes studied

Trying to find the root cause of road accidents is behind a $100,000 study being led by the Otago Regional Council.

Flow levels suggested

Suggested flow levels to protect fish life in the Tokomairiro River should not greatly affect those who take water for irrigation, stock use and industry, the Otago Regional Council says.

Busy times ahead for oil and gas

Busy times ahead for oil and gas

The next three and a-half years will probably be a busy time for oil and gas exploration off the Otago coast, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals revealed last night.

Didymo confirmed in Arrow River

The Otago Regional Council yesterday confirmed the Arrow River has tested positive for didymo.

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Luggate residents have again come out fighting against a proposed solar sludge-drying facility near their town, this time through the formal consultation process.

ORC to take tighter line on hazard management

More ''stringent'' approach to development on hazard-prone land is being signalled by the Otago Regional Council.

Positive steps in cycle lane funding

Positive steps in cycle lane funding

Funding for the further development of cycle lane options proposed for Dunedin's one-way system has passed its first hurdle.

Dredging lagoons seen as option

Dredging lagoons seen as option

Dredging may be the most practical way of reducing toxic algae blooms in the Tomahawk lagoons, an Otago Regional Council report says.

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