ORC

ORC to work with board on erosion

The Otago Regional Council is to investigate erosion on the Taieri River after concerns were raised by the Strath Taieri Community Board.

Two ORC directors' jobs disestablished

Two ORC directors' jobs disestablished

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.

Concern over 'gold-plated' transport plan

Concern over 'gold-plated' transport plan

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 Deaker says.

Rush on water take consents

Rush on water take consents

Landowners are rushing to get their water take consents approved before minimum flows are established on Otago rivers, Otago Fish and Game says.

Support for online voting

Changes are needed in how local government elections are run in the future, including a serious look at online voting, Otago regional councillors say.

Intensive land use bad news for water

Intensive land use bad news for water

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 warns.

Leith bridge decision deferred by ORC

Leith bridge decision deferred by ORC

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.

Second customer service gripe

Second customer service gripe

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.

'Gobsmacked' at ORC late rates fees

'Gobsmacked' at ORC late rates fees

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.

Regional councillors moving to tablet use in the new year

Regional councillors moving to tablet use in the new year

The Otago Regional Council is moving with the times.

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