Otago regional councillors have voted to lobby central government for national changes to standards for carbon forestry.
New provisions protecting natural inland wetlands, rivers and fish passages are now enshrined in the Otago Regional Council’s Water for Otago regional plan.
Climatic differences and air quality concerns should influence proposed new insulation standards in New Zealand homes, says the Otago Regional Council.
An apology has been issued after Otago Regional Council consultation documents were not delivered to large swathes of Otago.
A significant report on the trends of water quality in Otago’s rivers and lakes in the past two decades has proved difficult to understand, some regional councillors say.
A $3 charge to SuperGold card holders who forget to tag off the bus is not intended as a penalty, Otago Regional Council transport manager Garry Maloney says.
An old conflict that ripped apart the Otago Regional Council has returned with accusations of defamatory comments and "valley politics".
Otago regional councillors are willing to explore the ways the council can help to develop an integrated regional cycle trail network, saying it is important both for local economies and community...
The consent application for a proposed new landfill south of Dunedin is on hold while the Otago Regional Council seeks more information from the Dunedin City Council.
Southland is getting a "free lunch" by not contributing any funding to the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter service, one Otago regional councillor says.
"Education-first" has remained the Otago Regional Council’s key approach for implementing new national freshwater standards.
A stand of newly planted willow trees along the Taieri River has sparked concerns from a local resident who fears they could cause severe damage in the river’s next flood.
More work will be needed — both in rural and urban areas — to stop rivers degrading in the South.
Public submissions on proposed regional water plan changes in Otago are in, and it seems most correspondents are not happy with them.
There will be no pay rise for Otago regional councillors for now.
Compliance checks have shown most landowners are doing the right thing in Otago, but work will be needed in order to comply with new rules.
Sixteen more staff will be required to ensure the region complies with the new national freshwater standards, the Otago Regional Council says.
A plan proposed by Aurora Energy will have negative effects on the environment and people’s financial wellbeing and health, the Otago Regional Council says.
The Otago Regional Council has spent $6.7 million on consultants and lawyers in the past 11 months.
Former Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs, has been ousted as chairwoman of an Otago Regional Council divided and damned over its management of water. How did it come to this? Bruce Munro investigates.