ORC

Two new faces join incumbents

Two new faces join incumbents

There will be only two new faces at the Otago Regional Council table, all its incumbent councillors having fought off challenges for their seats.

Record low vote threat

Record low vote threat

Voter turnout for the Dunedin City Council elections is still hovering at record low levels, despite a last-minute rush of returns.

Time running out in slow election

Time running out in slow election

Fewer people have voted in the local body elections than in the past three elections, electoral officer Pam Jordan says.

Four praised for contributions to local body politics

Four praised for contributions to local body politics

A combined total of more than 80 years of local government service by four Central Otago men was recognised as their council and boards held final meetings for this term.

Business case was 'shoddy'

Business case was 'shoddy'

The Government has been slammed after a leaked document revealed it approved a ''shoddy'' AgResearch business case for restructuring, which included slashing jobs at Invermay.

ORC quizzed on wildings

ORC quizzed on wildings

Otago Regional Council candidates have criticised the council's stance on wilding pines.

Safety concerns in irrational regulations: ORC

Safety concerns in irrational regulations: ORC

It is ''irrational'' to exempt dams built before national building standards from proposed dam safety regulations, the Otago Regional Council says.

Candidate questions burn-off effects

Candidate questions burn-off effects

It was time for the Otago Regional Council to reconsider how to more effectively manage adverse effects of controlled burn-offs, which have the potential to affect the tourism and film industries, an Otago Regional Council candidate says.

Contribution to ORC 'sterling'

Contribution to ORC 'sterling'

Duncan Butcher is synonymous with local government in Otago. After 30 years representing the region and his hometown of Cromwell he is retiring, leaving behind the need to travel thousands of kilometres a year, attend meetings and answer constant phone calls. Rebecca Fox finds out how he came to be known as the ''father'' of water regulations in Otago.

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

The Otago Regional Council had no ''quick fix'' to remedy air pollution caused by outdoor burn-offs - described as a ''significant issue'' across the Otago and Central Otago regions.

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