ORC

Run-off policing plan slightly watered down

Run-off policing plan slightly watered down

Farmers be warned - the Otago Regional Council plans to get tougher on sedimentation run-off into waterways and will prosecute if necessary.

Transportation policy for public consultation

Transportation policy for public consultation

A draft regional transportation policy encouraging housing development close to public transport links risks being "big brother" and too prescriptive, Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.

ORC keeps and eye on non-compliance

Legal proceedings for three offences were set in motion by the Otago Regional Council in the first six weeks of this year, and it issued five infringement notices for non-compliance, under the Resource Management and Biosecurity Acts

ORC to consider 2.5% hike

ORC to consider 2.5% hike

Otago Regional Council general rates could be increased by 2.5% in the coming year - that would be the first increase in the council's general rate in four years.

Flood rating meetings

Suggested changes to the way landowners on the Taieri Plain are rated for their flood protection are to be explained to them at two public meetings next month.

Owner to take action over damage to land

Owner to take action over damage to land

Wanaka landowner Mark Taylor says his company has been forced to take court action against the Otago Regional Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council because of damage to his land caused by the construction of the Te Araroa Trail/Millennium Track.

Govt aid possible for ORC flood scheme

Govt aid possible for ORC flood scheme

Environment Minister Nick Smith is not ruling out a Government contribution to the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme but says the Otago Regional Council has a "high hurdle" to leap.

ORC irrigation strategy

ORC irrigation strategy

Communities developing irrigation infrastructure may soon be able to get up to $2 million financial assistance from the Otago Regional Council.

Dispute over rare bridge reignited

A fresh wrangle has broken out over ownership of a dilapidated pedestrian footbridge in Ravensbourne, amid fears the old structure could once again be facing demolition.

Current thinking - Water of Leith

Current thinking - Water of Leith Dunedin's Water of Leith, once a pristine mountain stream, is today an ugly concrete-lined "drainage ditch". Mark Price looks at whether the millions to be spent on it will rescue the waterway or simply be washed out to sea.
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