A general rate increase of 5.34% is included in the Otago
Regional Council draft annual plan for 2013 to 2014, which is
now open to public comment.
A multimillion-dollar reserve account may be set up to
possibly fund a future Otago Regional Council head office
It is expected tough new water quality regulations approved
by the Otago Regional Council this week will end up in the
The Otago Regional Council has held off releasing its
long-awaited water quality plan change recommendations to
ensure staff and councillors are ''singing from the same song
The Otago Regional Council wants to avoid a ''crisis'' and is
urging mining rights holders for water to act well before
their permits expire in 2021.
The Otago Regional Council's problems with its new public bus
service contracts may be solved by legislation being drafted
by the Labour Party.
Many proposed legislative changes flowing out of the
Government appear to be a ''sustained attack on local
democracy'', Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead
A Lincoln-based Landcare Research scientist is urging those
who carry out rabbit poisoning programmes to consider also
getting rid of the feral cats that feed on them.
The Otago Regional Council's spat with the New Zealand
Transport Agency is concerning - particularly if it comes at
a cost to ratepayers.
Up to $1.5 million of Government funding could be lost to the
Otago Regional Council, if it fails to make peace with the
New Zealand Transport Agency over bus contracts.
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