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Rush on water take consents

Rush on water take consents

Landowners are rushing to get their water take consents approved before minimum flows are established on Otago rivers, Otago Fish and Game says.

Support for online voting

Changes are needed in how local government elections are run in the future, including a serious look at online voting, Otago regional councillors say.

Intensive land use bad news for water

Intensive land use bad news for water

Nutrient loads are expected to increase in Otago water, as land use intensifies, which will lead to worsening water quality, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment warns.

Leith bridge decision deferred by ORC

Leith bridge decision deferred by ORC

A decision on funding a walking and cycling bridge over the Water of Leith has been deferred by Otago regional councillors who want to see the proposal fully investigated.

Second customer service gripe

Second customer service gripe

Another Dunedin businessman has slammed the Otago Regional Council's customer service after he was charged late fees for rates bills he says he never received.

'Gobsmacked' at ORC late rates fees

'Gobsmacked' at ORC late rates fees

A Dunedin businessman is ''gobsmacked'' after the Otago Regional Council charged him $500 in late fees, even though he sent his rates payments before the due date.

Regional councillors moving to tablet use in the new year

Regional councillors moving to tablet use in the new year

The Otago Regional Council is moving with the times.

ORC to decide on new structure

ORC to decide on new structure

All Otago Regional councillors, except its chairman and longest-serving councillor, have committee responsibilities under its proposed new structure.

Water plan change cost at almost $2.5m

Water plan change cost at almost $2.5m

Work on regulations to improve Otago's water quality has cost the Otago Regional Council $2.4 million so far.

Algal bloom affecting Lake Waihola worsens

The potentially toxic algal bloom affecting Lake Waihola is getting worse and could be there for the summer.

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