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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.

ORC sets pay for incoming council

ORC sets pay for incoming council

Setting pay rates for a council that has yet to be elected is a bit ''strange'', Otago regional councillor Doug Brown says.

Effort on student bus use

Another effort may be made to get students on Dunedin buses, perhaps with a tertiary discount.

Working to implement water rules

Working to implement water rules

A special project team has been set up within the Otago Regional Council to develop its approach to implementing water quality regulation changes.

ORC weighing up irrigation role

ORC weighing up irrigation role

Having irrigation investment decisions reliant on the ''whim of the political vote'' cannot work, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.

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