ORC

Division over ORC salary allocation

Just how the pool of money available to pay Otago regional councillors should be divided could not be agreed upon by all councillors yesterday.

New natural resources committee

New natural resources committee

In an effort to better integrate "people with science", the Otago Regional Council has created a new natural resources committee.

Travel allowances settled

Travel allowances settled

The Otago Regional Council will seek special approval from the Remuneration Authority to reimburse councillors who travel long distances.

Woodhead new ORC chairman

Woodhead new ORC chairman

Last week it seemed two Otago regional councillors both wanted to become chairman and a voting battle was looming.

Call to retain wetlands

Call to retain wetlands

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) needs to rethink plans to drop degraded wetlands from its revised regional water plan, Fish and Game Otago councillors say.

ORC to appoint chairman

A battle could be looming for chairmanship of the Otago Regional Council.

Port merger elements revealed

Port merger elements revealed

The full details of whether the proposed merger between Port Otago and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch was viable are unlikely ever to be divulged, other than it would have cost Port Otago's 100% owner the Otago Regional Council tens of millions of dollars to buy into the partnership.

Bigger ships and ports

When, in August this year, the "Port Performance and Ownership" report prepared by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research for the Local Government Forum was published, it drew some controversy for suggesting local authority ownership of ports should be abandoned in favour of commercial shareholdings as a way to encourage efficiencies and more beneficial port-to-port relationships.

Bus firms appeal to Government

Dunedin's biggest commuter bus companies will ask the Government to reconsider cutting travel subsidies to stave off potentially significant financial losses.

Complaints at carcass odour

Concerns about clouds of odour coming from composting chicken carcasses and manure on properties in the Palmerston area have led to numerous complaints.

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