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.
Any apprehension Peter Bodeker may have had about leaving the
primary sector for an organisation perceived as ''green'' has
been put to rest in the past year.
For the third year in a row, the Otago Heritage Bus Society
will provide a bus service in Dunedin on Christmas Day.
An audit and risk committee will be formed to ensure Otago
Regional Council is keeping up with law changes, is
accountable and its processes are robust.
Concerns the Otago Regional Council's science-based
capability, especially around water quality, may be curtailed
by the organisation's restructure, have been raised by Cr
Just how much investigative work the Otago Regional Council
is committing to under the triennial agreement between the
region's local authorities needs some clarification, Cr David
Preventing overallocation of Otago's aquifers is the aim of
the latest water plan change proposed by the Otago Regional
The Otago Regional Council is to investigate erosion on the
Taieri River after concerns were raised by the Strath Taieri
Two Otago Regional Council directors, who together have 22
years' experience with the organisation, have lost their jobs
in restructuring led by new chief executive Peter Bodeker.
A ''gold-plated'' strategy for public transport in Dunedin is
being proposed without consideration of the cost on
ratepayers and bus users, Otago regional councillor Michael
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