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Student bus fare discount trial next year

A discounted tertiary student bus fare to be trialled during Orientation Week next year could cost the Otago Regional Council about $15,000 but it will not mean an increase in rates, the council says.

Floods add to overspending

Floods add to overspending

Floods and emergencies, both real and imagined, contributed to the overspending detailed in the Otago Regional Council's 12-month review.

Transport transfer considered

Transport transfer considered

The Otago Regional Council says it will consider handing responsibility for public transport to the Dunedin City Council.

Concern over flood waters

Keep of flood protection infrastructure protecting the Henley township is one of the issues the Otago Regional Council is investigating at the request of residents.

Restoration of wetland back in play

Restoration of wetland back in play

Changes to regulations governing wetlands could give Fish and Game Otago's Takitakitoa Wetland proposal a second chance.

Discounted student fares to be trialled

Discounted student fares to be trialled

The Otago Regional Council is set to trial discounted bus fares for students in an effort to get more scarfies using public transport.

Claim fault off coast 'real risk'

A Dunedin man is concerned Otago residents are not aware of a fault off the coast which could have an impact as great as the Alpine Fault in an earthquake.

Bring back the fleas, scientist suggests

Bring back the fleas, scientist suggests

The dirty state of Lake Hayes' could be the result of Coronet Peak's sewerage system and residential septic tanks, Otago University freshwater scientist Dr Marc Schallenberg says.

Race for public office begins

Race for public office  begins

The race for public office is officially under way after nominations for local body elections closed yesterday.

Increased interest in three Dunstan seats sends a positive signal

Competition for the three Dunstan seats on the Otago Regional Council is the hottest in the local body's history.

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