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Park-and-ride studied

Park-and-ride studied

Park-and-ride facilities to cater for high-profile events and Frankton flats residents in Queenstown are "being considered", the council says.

Operator: It's OK on the buses

 Operator: It's OK on the buses

Wakatipu residents and tourists "need to decide whether they want a bus service or a taxi service", Connectabus managing director Ewen McCammon says in response to fierce public criticism of his company's services in Queenstown.

Kelp taker under fresh scrutiny

The man who has been harvesting seaweed from a south coast beach is being investigated by three authorities.

Slow uptake of new bus service disappoints

Slow uptake of new bus service disappoints

The Otago Regional Council says it is "disappointed" with a slow uptake of people using new Connectabus services from Queenstown to Kelvin Heights, and Lake Hayes Estate.

Bus user boost sought

Bus user boost sought

Otago Regional councillors have asked staff to come up with a range of options which could halt declining bus patronage, although Cr Sam Neill says the move is a "knee-jerk" and "political" reaction to the figures presented.

ORC underspending budget

In the past four months there had been a "hell of a lot" of underspending at the Otago Regional Council, Cr Duncan Butcher said.

Trout found dead in stream

Trout found dead in stream

A group of school pupils and their teacher discovered dead trout floating in Kaikorai Valley Stream yesterday.

Metering an 'opportunity', ORC says

New water-take measurement and reporting regulations should be seen as an "opportunity" rather than an impediment by Otago's mining privilege holders, Otago Regional Council resource management director Selva Selvarajah says.

ORC chief's salary up at least $10,960

ORC chief's salary up at least $10,960

Otago Regional Council chief executive Graeme Martin has received a salary increase of $10,960, but that could go up once fringe benefit tax and GST is accounted for.

Bus service trial still sought

Their request for a trial bus service between Karitane and Evansdale has been declined but Liz Abbott and Rudie Verhoef are not giving up.

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