A regional council panel has defended its recommendation to not fund the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital in a move which "astounded'' the facility's trust.
The Otago Regional Council has made an offer on a city council-owned car park on Dowling St, signalling movement in its long-awaited new head office development.
School representatives have been left angry and confused following a meeting with senior ORC members, who have again refused to make changes to the Otago Peninsula bus service.
A group of Upper Clutha farmers are not ruling out legal action to make the Otago Regional Council "adhere to its responsibilities", a group representative says.
The Otago Regional Council is looking for a potential repeat offender after Kaikorai Stream was recently polluted with paint, the second such contamination in a year.
Standing down after 27 years on the Otago Regional Council, Louise Croot refuses to say she is retiring.
The Otago Regional Council has appealed the decision to allow a developer to build two units on the site of an uninhabitable flood-damaged South Dunedin house.
Public confidence in the hearing process for Otago's new water plan could be undermined by restrictions that prevent Fish and Game from making submissions on a key consent hearing.
A possible new control method for lagarosiphon and a potential call for more local funding for the control effort are two points raised in a new 10-year management plan for the invasive lake weed.
Botanist Emeritus Prof Sir Alan Mark has welcomed a change of approach by the Otago Regional Council in tackling Otago's big problem with wilding conifers.
The Otago Regional Council's latest annual report shows much valuable environmental work has been done, but regional councillor Trevor Kempton has urged further improvements.
Otago Regional Council's chief executive has denied there is a ‘‘culture of fear'' in the organisation after top management were singled out for criticism in a staff survey.
Interested members of the public can have their say this week on the correct public versus private benefit mix of flood protection and drainage schemes in the Taieri and Lower Clutha catchments.
Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead is ''extremely impressed and grateful'' for the Otago community's response to a drought early this year.
The Otago Regional Council is prosecuting for incidents that do not warrant a criminal conviction and a different approach is needed, a Clutha District Council councillor says in the wake of three prosecutions for effluent ponding on Clutha properties.
Wallabies continue to hop into the Hawea area in small numbers, the Department of Conservation (Doc) says.
City councillor David Benson-Pope says the Otago Regional Council and its companies should get out of the way of development on Dunedin's waterfront.
The Otago Regional Council says it will regularly meet the Dunedin City Council until stormwater problems on an Otago Peninsula property are resolved.
Clutha's water quality project ''went live'' this month but without funding support from the Otago Regional Council.
The Otago Regional Council could be ''damned if we do, and damned if we don't'' over some aspects of introducing its new southern route bus system next month.