A Cosy Homes Charitable Trust has been established to help tackle significant health and housing-related problems in Dunedin, where nearly half of city households are experiencing ''fuel poverty''.
It is not too late to make public submissions on the Otago Regional Council's Long Term Plan and further input is welcome, council chairman Stephen Woodhead says.
Some farmers could pay up to $300 and $800 for water quality and dairy monitoring respectively, under proposed new targeted rates.
A busy block of Great King St has been identified as the preferred location for Dunedin's planned central bus hub.
A consultation document about the Otago Regional Council's latest long-term plan can be released for public consideration.
There will be no prosecution taken by the Otago Regional Council in relation to a burn-off at Hillend Station, Wanaka, last October, despite many official complaints about smoke from the fire blanketing the town.
Older church-going Dunedin residents are being disadvantaged by a lack of buses on Sunday nights, and a direct bus service is also needed to Forsyth Barr Stadium, Grey Power Otago says.
Bus advocacy group Bus Go Dunedin supports a proposed central bus hub but wants to ensure it is well-designed and welcoming for users and does not become a poorly-maintained ''ghetto''.
As Twelve Mile Creek may be a likely water supply option for further development in its catchment, it is important to have a range of information on the waterway, the Otago Regional Council says.
A proposal for a new batch of bus shelters has left some affected property owners in less than a transport of delight.
The Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council should get together to underwrite air services to Dunedin, an aviation expert says.
Robust policies at the Otago Regional Council mean it can be confident fraud involving the sale of assets is not occurring.
Fallout from the Rena grounding off Tauranga's coast has led the Otago Regional Council to nearly triple its insurance cover for harbour incidents.
Extensions to public bus contracts due to changes in the Land Transport Act are costing the Otago Regional Council an extra $145,000.
New water quality rules in Otago will start having an effect well before their introduction in 2020, the Otago Regional Council says.
The Tomahawk community will ''mull'' over the science behind the algae problems in its lagoon last summer.
As the number of rabbits in traditional Central Otago hot spots continue to breach allowable totals, the Otago Regional Council is appealing to resource consent panels to require rabbit-proof fences around new subdivisions.
The Otago Regional Council and the Dunedin City Council will later this month begin consulting the public on new rules and standards for development in areas of Dunedin identified as vulnerable to natural hazards.
Further road widening work on the lower Otago Peninsula road can now begin after consents were granted for the next stages of the project.
Community-based groups seeking to improve water quality in their areas have asked the Otago Regional Council for support and funding.