Being able to keep its general rate increase to 2.49% is good
news but it is only thanks to the Otago Regional Council's
ownership of Port Otago and its good investments, Cr Michael
The Otago Regional Council's water quality plan change is
past its last major hurdle.
People should continue to take care when walking their dogs
near Otago waterways as potentially toxic algae could be
present on banks as well as in the water after recent high
rainfall, the Otago Regional Council says.
Democracy at the Otago Regional Council has died, writes
A call for pay to be more even between Otago Regional
councillors with the responsibility for a committee and those
who do not has been turned down by the Remuneration
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
Otago regional councillor Trevor Kempton uses his new iPad
during a council meeting yesterday.
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
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-one is exempt from prosecution for spills that pollute
waterways, the Otago Regional Council says.
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