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.
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.
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.