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ORC Rate Increases Hot Topic
It’s rates bill time for the Otago Regional Council (ORC). We’ve just received our rates bill for the year and they’ve gone up again. ..
Real-Time Takes Time
Dunedin’s new bus hub opened in March 2019. I was keen to see the new hub, assuming real-time bus information would be included…
Good Things Take Time?
In 1988 the Coastal-North Otago United Council (CNOUC) was considering a request to move the bus terminus to the Great King Street – St Andrews Street area. The ORC finallly managed to open the bus hub in Great King Street in 2019 …
Bus Options: Back to the Future
Why worry about light-rail? Why think about trams? Who needs overhead electric lines? How about mass-transit on our existing streets and infrastructure? How about a bendy bus that is battery-electric and runs on wheels?
Bus Options: Back to the Past
Apart from running cost benefits, smaller buses would be a lot easier to manoeuvre around Diunedin’s streets. So they’d be easier to drive and we’d probably find a lot more people willing to take on the task of driving them.
Denitrification – A New Word to Remember
Who knew there is such a thing as denitrification? Not me anyway. This is the (expensive) process where we try to get the nitrate out of the groundwater that we’ve allowed to get in in the first place…
University and Carbon Goals
Article on Otago Uni replacing coal boiler, and reflection on the differing goals of different agencies in Dunedin…
Shooting the Messenger
Comment on an Editorial in the Otago Daily Times after the recent floods in Nelson criticising Metservice for not getting the weather forecasting 100% with no mention of climate change…
Info on ORC and Elections
Last Days Voting Guide Dunedin
When and where to deliver your voting papers in the last few days…
Where to Return Your Voting Papers
Options for returning your voting papers or for special votes…
Operation Leaflet the City Day 5
Yesterday was the fifth day of a mission to leaflet the Dunedin constituency of the Otago Regional Council. Well 40% of it anyway. I’d wanted to alert voters to this website, for a bit of transparency and background…
Relationship of ORC with Mana Whenua
Working with mana whenua, Kāi Tahu, is a key part of any Council triennium. The ORD has a treaty-based partnership embedded in the Long-term…
Error With My Candidate Statement