More than 700 Otago households received assistance from the
Otago Regional Council's Clean Heat Clean Air programme in
the 2011-12 financial year through subsidised insulation and
replacement of non-complying heating appliances.
A group of farmers and companies has called for the Otago
Regional Council to halt its water quality plan change,
saying it is behaving in a "maverick way" and against
national and its own regulations.