Outrage over rate rises and anger from some in the farming community is fuelling increasing aggression towards Otago Regional Council staff, the council chief says.
Submissions on the Otago Regional Council’s major planning document, the regional policy statement, are due to be published by the end of the month.
The Otago Regional Council says it is on track to hit targets set by the Environment Minister.
Otago regional councillors grappled with perceptions of conflicts of interest at a regulatory committee meeting yesterday.
Long-term trends show Otago air quality is improving, but Otago regional councillors have raised concerns about the region’s regularly smoky skies.
Robust debate is what makes democracy work, writes Hilary Calvert.
The Otago Regional Council’s former chairwoman has signed a petition aiming to disband the elected councillors and appoint commissioners to govern the council.
Failing to note a minimum flow for the Manuherikia River has been labelled a “delaying tactic” by Otago Fish & Game.
Otago Regional Council chief executive Sarah Gardner has questioned why some are calling for a pause in the Government’s massive water reform.
A newly formed team at the Otago Regional Council will take a more integrated and holistic approach to addressing environmental issues in both urban and rural catchments.
Farmers are frustrated and conservationists say the Otago Regional Council could be headed down a path to legal woe.
A national proposal to shorten the duration of resource consents is "short-sighted", an Otago regional councillor says.
Transport needs to be pushed up the Otago Regional Council’s priority list, a regional councillor says.
The first step in the Otago Regional Council complying with Environment Minister David Parker’s requests following a review of its planning processes has been taken.
Becoming a member of an organisation that funds local governments is a “no-brainer”, an Otago regional councillor says.
After more than a decade of searching, the Otago Regional Council expects to make an announcement about a new headquarters soon.
Despite some passionate input from the public, the Otago Regional Council has declined to continue funding the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust.
The Otago Regional Council’s significant rates rise just got bigger.
Court costs for water plan changes at the Environment Court could easily run into the millions and should be paid from Otago Regional Council reserves, Federated Farmers says.
If the Otago Regional Council had followed its own policies, Lake Hayes water quality would not have degraded as severely as it did, a Wakatipu Basin resident says.