ORC

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.

Up with technology

Up with technology

Otago regional councillor Trevor Kempton uses his new iPad during a council meeting yesterday.

ORC guarded on drilling

The Otago Regional Council's ability to take a position on oil and gas exploration off Otago's coast may be restricted by having to consider future resource consents related to the activity.

Bus use 'reality check'

Bus use 'reality check'

Analysis showing a decrease of about 1% in use of Dunedin's public bus system is a ''reality check'', Otago regional councillor Bryan Scott says.

No exceptions on sewage spills: ORC

No-one is exempt from prosecution for spills that pollute waterways, the Otago Regional Council says.

ORC debates failure to meet air quality targets

Rather than lobbying the Government to relax air pollution standards, the Otago Regional Council should seek the reinstatement of more substantial subsidies for insulation and clean heating options, Cr Gretchen Robertson says.

ORC motion filed to support drilling

ORC motion filed to support drilling

An Otago regional councillor has filed a notice of motion to the Otago Regional Council encouraging it to support Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Shell New Zealand's deep-sea oil drilling explorations off the coast of Otago.

Ready for challenges seen ahead

Ready for challenges seen ahead

Any apprehension Peter Bodeker may have had about leaving the primary sector for an organisation perceived as ''green'' has been put to rest in the past year.

Society to run Xmas Daybus service

For the third year in a row, the Otago Heritage Bus Society will provide a bus service in Dunedin on Christmas Day.

Regional council focus on oversight

An audit and risk committee will be formed to ensure Otago Regional Council is keeping up with law changes, is accountable and its processes are robust.

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