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
The Otago Regional Council has turned down for a second time
an application by Southern Clams to finish off Bluff oysters
in Otago Harbour.
Dairy effluent offences make up the biggest share of the
Otago Regional Council's enforcement processes.
A more collaborative approach to public transport is needed
if Dunedin is to solve its future roading problems, the Otago
Regional Council says.
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.
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
If the Otago Regional Council's new water quality rules are
applied to the Waianakarua catchment it could fail the test,
monitoring has found.
A lack of economic analysis featuring in the thinking of
Otago Regional Council staff is being questioned by its new
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.
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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