ORC

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.

Fish and Game may take action

Fish and Game Otago will take legal action against the Otago Regional Council if it is not consulted during consent processes.

Loss of affected party status worry

Fish and Game Otago is questioning how it can do its statutory duty of protecting trout and salmon if the Otago Regional Council fails to notify it of consent applications involving waterways.

Candidates leaving it to last minute

With only three days to go until local body election nominations close, there are still spots on the Otago Regional Council's Dunedin constituency to fill.

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