The Otago Regional Council has ''clarified'' the chief
executive's authority to initiate and withdraw prosecutions.
Councillors voted at Regional House in Dunedin this week on
the amendment of its delegations to the council chief
Complaints to the Otago Regional Council's pollution hotline
about seven Central Otago bonfires within 48 hours has
prompted a warning that such behaviour will be ''stamped
out'' and the worst offenders prosecuted.