ORC

Bus use 'reality check'

Bus use 'reality check'

Analysis showing a decrease of about 1% in use of Dunedin's public bus system is a ''reality check'', Otago regional councillor Bryan Scott says.

No exceptions on sewage spills: ORC

No-one is exempt from prosecution for spills that pollute waterways, the Otago Regional Council says.

ORC debates failure to meet air quality targets

Rather than lobbying the Government to relax air pollution standards, the Otago Regional Council should seek the reinstatement of more substantial subsidies for insulation and clean heating options, Cr Gretchen Robertson says.

ORC motion filed to support drilling

ORC motion filed to support drilling

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.

Ready for challenges seen ahead

Ready for challenges seen ahead

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.

Society to run Xmas Daybus service

For the third year in a row, the Otago Heritage Bus Society will provide a bus service in Dunedin on Christmas Day.

Regional council focus on oversight

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.

Council science losses of concern

Council science losses of concern

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 Bryan Scott.

Questions on triennial agreement

Questions on triennial agreement

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 Shepherd says.

Groundwater allocation

Preventing overallocation of Otago's aquifers is the aim of the latest water plan change proposed by the Otago Regional Council.

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