Water users across Otago have been warned to adhere closely to their resource consent conditions to ensure river levels, which have again dwindled to low levels, do not drop any further.
A device to help farmers measure pollution in run-off from land is planned and the Otago Regional Council is proposing to put $100,000 towards its development.
Rabbit numbers could get out of control in Otago if any of the most effective tools used to curb their numbers is lost, the Otago Regional Council has warned.
Non-compliant consent holders could face tougher action by the Otago Regional Council - similar to that experienced by dairy farmers for effluent discharges.
"Stupidity", "crap", "a gross overreaction" and "mindboggling" are just some of the words used by Otago regional councillors and staff yesterday to describe a proposed resource consent discounting regime they warn could cost ratepayers dearly.
The Carisbrook Stadium Trust has been granted consent to clean up contaminated land at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site, despite evidence some land could have been used for asbestos manufacture and disposal.
Bus users in southern Dunedin suburbs have only a few days left to have their say on proposed changes to their services.
Dwindling Otago river flows are so critically low the Otago Regional Council is considering legal action against farmers taking water and breaching minimum flow restrictions.
A new situation involving large-scale rapid gravel extraction has led the Otago Regional Council to look at its fixed fee for its monitoring services.
Feeling guilty for speaking out publicly on the Project Hayes issue, Otago Regional councillor Gerry Eckhoff has asked the council for clarification of his role.
Otago residents have a big decision ahead of them - deciding what level of water quality is acceptable.
Otago Regional Council's "unseen" contribution to economic development has become clearer, with the development of a policy for promoting economic development and community prosperity.
Public Health South officials have asked for more soil tests to be carried out at a property in Selwyn St, Northeast Valley, found to be contaminated by lead.
The time has come for Otago and Southland's regional councils to investigate amalgamating, Otago regional councillor Michael Deaker says.
The Otago Regional Council's membership of regional economic development initiative Otago Forward hangs in the balance.
Ratepayers who refuse to pay the portion of their rates earmarked for Dunedin's new stadium will be chased up, warns Otago Regional Council.
The Dunedin City Council's caution - and confusion - over possible changes to the operation of buses in the central city is palpable.
Blood tests on the youngest child living at a contaminated home in Selwyn St, North Dunedin, have detected no trace of lead poisoning.
An "upset" Otago regional councillor has asked what processes are to be put in place to ensure the problems with a toxic home in North Dunedin do not reoccur.