A strategy aimed at reducing the flood risk in Milton while encouraging the area's growth has been adopted by the Clutha District Council (CDC) and the Otago Regional Council (ORC).
A last-ditch attempt to axe community boards in the Clutha district failed by a narrow margin yesterday after months of heated debate between Clutha district councillors and the community.
Clutha ratepayers will see an overall rates increase of 3.42% across the district, although some townships face rises of up to 9%.
The Clutha District Council's 2012-22 long-term plan is to be adopted at a special meeting today.
Work on the upgrade of the Balclutha Pool is coming to an end, with the pool expected to open in two weeks.
Submissions are invited on the Clutha District Council's freedom camping bylaw, which needs updating to fall in line with government legislation.
An upgrade of Balclutha's hospital is due to begin in the next few weeks pending final approval from the Clutha District Council.
A public meeting will be held tomorrow to try to get Milton residents involved in a community process aimed at better managing the area's flood risk.
A public meeting will be held in Owaka next month to try to identify future ideas and opportunities for the community.
Retailers in Balclutha are frustrated the Clutha District Council has launched another round of consultation about shifting State Highway 1 from the main street after the last public consultation two years ago showed 63% wanted to keep the status quo.
The Clutha District Council is calling for the community to help with the installation of a new cellphone tower in the Catlins.
Faster internet is critical to Clutha businesses, a digital survey by the Clutha District Council shows.
Ratepayers in Christchurch struggling to cope in a earthquake-ravaged city have vented their anger over a pay rise of almost $70,000 a year for the city council chief executive.
Continued construction delays at the Milton swimming pool have left residents a little hot under the collar - both figuratively and literally.
Four people are standing in a by-election for the position of Bruce ward councillor for the Clutha District Council.
Tokoiti residents say they are shocked and disappointed with the Clutha District Council's decision to split the cost of new sewerage systems in Benhar and Tokoiti, having 50% funded by the townships and the remainder shared across the district.
Clutha district councillors will today decide how to fund new sewerage schemes in two South Otago townships, but residents there remain frustrated with the process.
The Clutha District Council is looking into the district's digital future and is seeking residents' feedback on its broadband infrastructure.
Clutha residents are voicing concern about proposed sewerage upgrades and funding options in Benhar and Tokoiti, lodging nearly seven times more submissions about the plans than they did about the council's annual plan.
A request from Clutha residents for extended hours for the 115-year-old Tuapeka Mouth Ferry has prompted the Clutha District Council to reassess the punt's future.