ORC

ORC to decide on new structure

ORC to decide on new structure

All Otago Regional councillors, except its chairman and longest-serving councillor, have committee responsibilities under its proposed new structure.

Water plan change cost at almost $2.5m

Water plan change cost at almost $2.5m

Work on regulations to improve Otago's water quality has cost the Otago Regional Council $2.4 million so far.

Algal bloom affecting Lake Waihola worsens

The potentially toxic algal bloom affecting Lake Waihola is getting worse and could be there for the summer.

Councillors back young deputy chairwoman

Councillors back young deputy chairwoman

Otago Regional Council's youngest councillor has now become its youngest deputy chairman.

Shifting underground services before Leith work

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.

ORC to elect head

Who will lead the Otago Regional Council for the next three years will be decided at the inaugural meeting of the council on Tuesday.

Restructure planned for ORC

Restructure planned for ORC

Otago Regional Council staff are facing uncertain times as chief executive Peter Bodeker proposes to restructure the organisation.

Two new faces join incumbents

Two new faces join incumbents

There will be only two new faces at the Otago Regional Council table, all its incumbent councillors having fought off challenges for their seats.

Record low vote threat

Record low vote threat

Voter turnout for the Dunedin City Council elections is still hovering at record low levels, despite a last-minute rush of returns.

Time running out in slow election

Time running out in slow election

Fewer people have voted in the local body elections than in the past three elections, electoral officer Pam Jordan says.

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