Otago Forward is on "probation" with the Otago Regional Council, as some of its economic development initiatives begin to move forward.
Landowners served by flood-protection and drainage works on the Taieri Plain and Clutha delta may soon face costs in the millions of dollars to replace ageing and failing equipment.
The Dunedin City Council's economic development unit has won an international prize for its research support fund, which has provided $78,556 in the last three years to back bids for research and development that have attracted $17 million of funding for the city.
Two Dunedin city councillors criticised for not attending a debate on Monday to tighten conditions surrounding the Awatea St stadium have responded their presence would not have changed the overall outcome.
The idea of naked swimmers and sunbathers on beaches north of Wellington has horrified a family rights' group.
Another Dunedin City Council ratepayer satisfaction survey has rolled around and another line-up of results has been produced.
The Dunedin Chinese garden has more than doubled its expected income since it opened on July 8, taking $122,000 in its first 53 days of operation.
The Government's reversal of its position on police officers serving as local body councillors has angered the Police Association.
A recommendation by Queenstown Lakes District Council staff the council cut down 18 fir trees on the One Mile Reserve to make way for a multi-level apartment complex is likely to be opposed by a local action group.
"You have to have a willy to get anywhere in this council."
Arrowtown's landmark trees are in safe hands with Queenstown Lakes District Council, the chief executive Duncan Field says.
Lawyer Tim Cadogan has been elected to the Central Otago District Council's Vincent Community Board, representing the Earnscleugh-Manuherikia ward.
Oamaru's community patrol, the Waitaki Guardians, has proved to be a worthwhile community partnership with police, Oamaru police boss Senior Sergeant Kevin Hooper says.
The proposed Tarras Community Trust will meet on August 27 to elect a trust board and adopt a trust deed.
The Dunedin City Council appears likely to oppose a New Zealand Historic Places Trust proposal to register Carisbrook Stadium and the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute building in Dunedin's Octagon as category one historic places.
A Dunedin city councillor has apologised for a comment at a meeting this week about "old men with hearing aids" after it was taken as a personal slight by Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association chairman Syd Adie, and as a slight against those with disabilities.
Dunedin's neediest will soon be able to apply for help with their electricity bills again.
The Dunedin City Council voted near-unanimously yesterday to change a 21-year-old system of public forums that allows the public to speak at committee meetings.
Expected changes to the way the New Zealand Transport Agency allows councils to contract for road maintenance prompted spirited debate at the Queenstown Lakes District Council utilities committee meeting on Tuesday.
Ratepayer apathy and its companion, voter apathy, may be considered the biggest problem in local government and every triennial election proves the point.