The next three and a-half years will probably be a busy time
for oil and gas exploration off the Otago coast, New Zealand
Petroleum & Minerals revealed last night.
The Otago Regional Council yesterday confirmed the Arrow
River has tested positive for didymo.
Luggate residents have again come out fighting against a
proposed solar sludge-drying facility near their town, this
time through the formal consultation process.
More ''stringent'' approach to development on hazard-prone
land is being signalled by the Otago Regional Council.
Funding for the further development of cycle lane options
proposed for Dunedin's one-way system has passed its first
Dredging may be the most practical way of reducing toxic
algae blooms in the Tomahawk lagoons, an Otago Regional
Council report says.
Nearly 2000 resource management inspections and audits have
not been completed as the Otago Regional Council struggles to
keep up with heavy workloads caused by legislation changes.
A separated cycle lane is to be installed on the north side
of Musselburgh Rise through the Musselburgh shopping area, as
part of the South Dunedin cycle network.
If the Otago Regional Council decides to transfer its public
transport responsibilities to the Dunedin City Council, its
transport role in Queenstown could be up for discussion as
Health and safety needs to be more proactively managed by the
Otago Regional Council, councillor Trevor Kempton says.
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