ORC

'Check, clean, dry' message emphasised

'Check, clean, dry' message emphasised

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 says.

Waianakarua River samples show levels exceeding limits

Waianakarua River samples show levels exceeding limits

If the Otago Regional Council's new water quality rules are applied to the Waianakarua catchment it could fail the test, monitoring has found.

CEO wants analysis

CEO wants analysis

A lack of economic analysis featuring in the thinking of Otago Regional Council staff is being questioned by its new chief executive.

Plans to ensure Leith works on time

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.

ORC lifts fraud insurance

The Otago Regional Council has doubled its insurance to cover against the possibility of one of its employees defrauding the local body.

Mosgiel operator sells bus service

Mosgiel Coach Services has sold its public Dunedin routes to Ritchies and is now focused solely on school and charter operations.

Doubt councils' pre-election reports useful

Doubt councils' pre-election reports useful

Just how useful pre-election reports by councils will be at ''stimulating debate'' before October's local body elections is questionable, Andy Asquith of Massey University, says.

Relief for Fish and Game

Relief for Fish and Game

Water conservation orders have escaped the knife under the Government's freshwater reforms, to the relief of Fish and Game Otago and the disappointment of the Otago Regional Council.

ORC toughens up on air pollution

ORC toughens up on air pollution

Homes with excessively smoking chimneys in Otago's worst air pollution towns will be targeted in coming months and residents given a deadline to ''clear the air'' as the battle to improve air quality intensifies.

Fish and Game seeks improved management

Fish and Game seeks improved management

Lake Tuakitoto needs more intensive management than is being employed by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) if the lake's wetland values are to be protected, the Otago Fish and Game Council says.

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