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'D-Day' for flood protection scheme

'D-Day' for  flood protection scheme

"D-Day" has arrived for the proposed flood protection scheme on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek.

Last of the region's rooks proving hard to eradicate

Last of the region's rooks proving hard to eradicate

Rook numbers have dropped from 5000 to about 130 in Otago but those remaining are becoming increasingly difficult to target.

Forest slip concerns

The Otago Regional Council is concerned logging in three prominent forests above Queenstown could create the risk of slips threatening residential areas.

New means to effect rabbit-control plans

New means to effect rabbit-control plans

A new enforcement tool is being developed to ensure landowners not complying with new rabbit-control regulations are compelled to do so.

ORC backs water plan

The Otago Regional Council is backing its approach to water management in Otago, saying it is "simpler and more cost-effective" than Government-backed recommendations for fresh water management.

Waipori pump station to get $1.1m upgrade

The pump station on the Waipori River, which keeps more than 7000ha of the Taieri Plain dry, is to get a $1.1 million refurbishment, including new pumps.

Fines from prosecutions pay way

After nearly three years of enforcement action and prosecutions, the Otago Regional Council is $82,000 in the black.

Doubts over figures behind delay

Doubts over figures behind delay

Any delay in letting the public know the cost of constructing the Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme had blown out was due to a lack of confidence in the figures provided by its consultants, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead said.

Increased consents charges dropped

Increased consents charges dropped

A proposal to increase charges for some resource consents has been voted down by a slim majority of Otago regional councillors.

ORC wants Government help with flood scheme

ORC wants Government help with flood scheme

The Government needs to stump up financially and contribute to the flood protection scheme on the Water of Leith, Otago regional councillors say.

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