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 and emergencies, both real and imagined, contributed
to the overspending detailed in the Otago Regional Council's
The Otago Regional Council says it will consider handing
responsibility for public transport to the Dunedin City
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.
Changes to regulations governing wetlands could give Fish and
Game Otago's Takitakitoa Wetland proposal a second chance.
The Otago Regional Council is set to trial discounted bus
fares for students in an effort to get more scarfies using
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.
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.
The race for public office is officially under way after
nominations for local body elections closed yesterday.
Competition for the three Dunstan seats on the Otago Regional
Council is the hottest in the local body's history.
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