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Council pushes for rabbit-proof fences

Council pushes for rabbit-proof fences

As the number of rabbits in traditional Central Otago hot spots continue to breach allowable totals, the Otago Regional Council is appealing to resource consent panels to require rabbit-proof fences around new subdivisions.

New rules for areas prone to hazards

The Otago Regional Council and the Dunedin City Council will later this month begin consulting the public on new rules and standards for development in areas of Dunedin identified as vulnerable to natural hazards.

ORC approval allows more widening of peninsula roads

Further road widening work on the lower Otago Peninsula road can now begin after consents were granted for the next stages of the project.

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Silt solution sought by harbour users

Otago Harbour users, frustrated by increasing access difficulties to wharves and pontoons because of silt on the harbour bed, want the Otago Regional Council to help find a solution.

Castle trust proposes walkway

A coastal walkway from Cargill's Castle to Tunnel Beach would be a great tourist attraction, Cargill's Castle Trust says.

Community groups seek water quality support

Community-based groups seeking to improve water quality in their areas have asked the Otago Regional Council for support and funding.

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.

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