Two Otago Regional Council directors, who together have 22
years' experience with the organisation, have lost their jobs
in restructuring led by new chief executive Peter Bodeker.
A ''gold-plated'' strategy for public transport in Dunedin is
being proposed without consideration of the cost on
ratepayers and bus users, Otago regional councillor Michael
Landowners are rushing to get their water take consents
approved before minimum flows are established on Otago
rivers, Otago Fish and Game says.
Changes are needed in how local government elections are run
in the future, including a serious look at online voting,
Otago regional councillors say.
Nutrient loads are expected to increase in Otago water, as
land use intensifies, which will lead to worsening water
quality, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
A decision on funding a walking and cycling bridge over the
Water of Leith has been deferred by Otago regional
councillors who want to see the proposal fully investigated.
Another Dunedin businessman has slammed the Otago Regional
Council's customer service after he was charged late fees for
rates bills he says he never received.
A Dunedin businessman is ''gobsmacked'' after the Otago
Regional Council charged him $500 in late fees, even though
he sent his rates payments before the due date.
The Otago Regional Council is moving with the times.
All Otago Regional councillors, except its chairman and
longest-serving councillor, have committee responsibilities
under its proposed new structure.
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