ORC

Candidate questions burn-off effects

Candidate questions burn-off effects

It was time for the Otago Regional Council to reconsider how to more effectively manage adverse effects of controlled burn-offs, which have the potential to affect the tourism and film industries, an Otago Regional Council candidate says.

Contribution to ORC 'sterling'

Contribution to ORC 'sterling'

Duncan Butcher is synonymous with local government in Otago. After 30 years representing the region and his hometown of Cromwell he is retiring, leaving behind the need to travel thousands of kilometres a year, attend meetings and answer constant phone calls. Rebecca Fox finds out how he came to be known as the ''father'' of water regulations in Otago.

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

Burn-offs put smoke pollution issue front and centre

The Otago Regional Council had no ''quick fix'' to remedy air pollution caused by outdoor burn-offs - described as a ''significant issue'' across the Otago and Central Otago regions.

Nearly quarter century on council

Nearly quarter century on council

Retiring councillor Duncan Butcher had the last word at yesterday's final meeting of the Otago Regional Council's 2010-13 three-year term.

Major issues dominating new triennium

Major issues dominating new triennium

The Otago Regional Council will go into the next triennium having lost considerable experience from around its table, yet facing crunch time on some big issues.

River changes focus of meeting

North Otago people will next week hear how the physical shape and form of the Kakanui and Kauru Rivers have changed through the years.

Lower spending boosts ORC surplus

A surplus of $12.8 million, nearly $4 million greater than budgeted, has been recorded by the Otago Regional Council for the 2012-13 year.

OUSA $25k bus Go Card subsidy

The Otago University Students' Association has set aside $25,000 to provide students with Go Cards so they can take advantage of a discounted bus fare trial next year.

Breaches of consents double with metering

Serious breaches of resource consent conditions have more than doubled in the past year.

ORC help with oyster proposal

A long ''pre-application'' process is expected before Southern Clams' proposal to finish Bluff oysters in Otago Harbour is accepted, the Otago Regional Council says.

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