Generation Zero believes the Otago Regional Council have treated Kai Tahu like a stakeholder rather than a partner.
Otago Regional Council
The Dunedin City Council continued its push to take control of the city’s public bus system yesterday as Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins spelled out the need for transport planning and planning for...
Richard Bowman, who had a decades-long career with the Southland Regional Council, says if landowners are making efforts to control rabbits, the Otago Regional Council should step in and help.
Boosting the flow of water into Lake Hayes by adding some from the Arrow River should help restore the lake’s health, Otago regional councillors have been told.
Public transport was an issue raised by many presenters during the Otago Regional Council annual plan hearing yesterday.
Two Otago regional councillors who are farmers have been deemed unable to vote on changes the council is considering around the issue of water permits.
Otago's water quality should be safe from further degradation under the new national freshwater standards, the Otago Regional Council says.
New water quality rules in Otago will start having an effect well before their introduction in 2020, the Otago Regional Council says.
Smaller buses may be a part of Dunedin's revamped public transport system, as the Otago Regional Council looks for flexibility in the network.
Otago ratepayers face a 2.49% increase in general rates, following an Otago Regional Council decision to approve its annual plan.
Analysis showing a decrease of about 1% in use of Dunedin's public bus system is a ''reality check'', Otago regional councillor Bryan Scott says.
Rather than lobbying the Government to relax air pollution standards, the Otago Regional Council should seek the reinstatement of more substantial subsidies for insulation and clean heating options, Cr Gretchen Robertson says.
An audit and risk committee will be formed to ensure Otago Regional Council is keeping up with law changes, is accountable and its processes are robust.
Work on regulations to improve Otago's water quality has cost the Otago Regional Council $2.4 million so far.
The Otago Regional Council had no ''quick fix'' to remedy air pollution caused by outdoor burn-offs - described as a ''significant issue'' across the Otago and Central Otago regions.
Retiring councillor Duncan Butcher had the last word at yesterday's final meeting of the Otago Regional Council's 2010-13 three-year term.
The Otago Regional Council's relationship with Tarras Water had got to the point there was no way it could become a dry shareholder, council chairman Stephen Woodhead said.
Water conservation orders have escaped the knife under the Government's freshwater reforms, to the relief of Fish and Game Otago and the disappointment of the Otago Regional Council.