ORC

'Significant changes' for authorities

'Significant changes' for authorities

Councils are going to have to move quickly if the tight time frames proposed in Resource Management Act changes become legislation, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

Harbour oyster application knocked back second time

The Otago Regional Council has turned down for a second time an application by Southern Clams to finish off Bluff oysters in Otago Harbour.

14 dairy farm infringements

Dairy effluent offences make up the biggest share of the Otago Regional Council's enforcement processes.

Transport proposal

A more collaborative approach to public transport is needed if Dunedin is to solve its future roading problems, the Otago Regional Council says.

Call for South to form own party

Call for South to form own party

Dunedin needs to ''stand up'' to government cuts, and a new political party giving a voice to the South could be just the ticket, businessman Ian Taylor says.

'Check, clean, dry' message emphasised

'Check, clean, dry' message emphasised

Some major Otago waterways are didymo-free so it is important river and lake users keep up the ''check, clean and dry'' practice, Otago Regional Council director Jeff Donaldson says.

Waianakarua River samples show levels exceeding limits

Waianakarua River samples show levels exceeding limits

If the Otago Regional Council's new water quality rules are applied to the Waianakarua catchment it could fail the test, monitoring has found.

CEO wants analysis

CEO wants analysis

A lack of economic analysis featuring in the thinking of Otago Regional Council staff is being questioned by its new chief executive.

Plans to ensure Leith works on time

Plans are already being made to ensure the flood protection works in front of the University of Otago's registry building do not go over deadline, Otago Regional Council director Gavin Palmer says.

ORC lifts fraud insurance

The Otago Regional Council has doubled its insurance to cover against the possibility of one of its employees defrauding the local body.

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