Issues regarding securing the supply of underground services
to the University of Otago have meant the Otago Regional
Council has yet to let a contract for flood protection works
on the Water of Leith.
Who will lead the Otago Regional Council for the next three
years will be decided at the inaugural meeting of the council
Otago Regional Council staff are facing uncertain times as
chief executive Peter Bodeker proposes to restructure the
There will be only two new faces at the Otago Regional
Council table, all its incumbent councillors having fought
off challenges for their seats.
Voter turnout for the Dunedin City Council elections is still
hovering at record low levels, despite a last-minute rush of
Fewer people have voted in the local body elections than in
the past three elections, electoral officer Pam Jordan says.
A combined total of more than 80 years of local government
service by four Central Otago men was recognised as their
council and boards held final meetings for this term.
The Government has been slammed after a leaked document
revealed it approved a ''shoddy'' AgResearch business case
for restructuring, which included slashing jobs at Invermay.
Otago Regional Council candidates have criticised the
council's stance on wilding pines.
It is ''irrational'' to exempt dams built before national
building standards from proposed dam safety regulations, the
Otago Regional Council says.
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