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ORC Candidates to Host Joint Public Meetings

Monday, 26 August 2019, 8:30 am | Michael Laws

In a joint initiative, public meetings that highlight the Otago Regional Council and regional and environmental issues, will be hosted next month by two of the nominees. More >>

Laws says “we’re trying to steer the Titanic”

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:01 pm | Michael Laws

Laws says “we’re trying to steer the Titanic” work still be done – recommits to candidacy More >>

Otago councillor says Queenstown Council must be stopped

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 12:22 pm | Michael Laws

Today I have submitted against the application of the Queenstown Lakes District Council seeking a "right to polllute" in their latest resource management application to the Otago Regional Council. I have done so in my capacity as a Dunstan ... More >>

Cr Laws condemns iwi-only seats for Otago Regional Council

Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:17 am | Michael Laws

The proposal of Otago Regional Council (ORC) senior staff to give local iwi two (2) voting and paid seats on the ORC’s powerful policy committee, “is so privileged, and so obviously racist, that it calls into question the fundamental principles of ... More >>

Rabbit virus has failed – it’s time for councils to act

Monday, 28 January 2019, 5:19 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws today said that it was “time for central and local government to admit that the introduced Korean virus - released specifically to decimate southern rabbit populations – has failed.” More >>

Regional Councillor: Northburn Burn Off Polluted Cromwell

Friday, 7 September 2018, 1:21 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Says Northburn Burn Off “Polluted Cromwell” & Those Authorities That Should Care, Don’t Care More >>

Dunstan Councillors to Seek ORC Policy Change

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 1:36 pm | Michael Laws

Dunstan Councillors to Seek ORC Policy Change for Manuherikia & Cardrona River Minimum Flow Process – Current Policy “Unfair” More >>

Otago Regional Councillor to Launch ‘Stop the HQ’ Campaign

Monday, 23 July 2018, 11:31 am | Michael Laws

Otago Regional Councillor to Launch ‘Stop the HQ’ Campaign Otago regional councillor Michael Laws said today that he will be launching a ‘Stop the HQ ’ campaign, to better inform the Otago public about plans to construct an estimated new $30 million ... More >>

Euthanasia Debate Packs Out Wanaka Church

Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:54 pm | Michael Laws

Sunday afternoon's public debate on the End of Life Choice Bill , that aims to legalise voluntary euthanasia, was a resounding success and drew a packed audience to Wanaka's Presbyterian Community Church. More >>

Regional councillor excluded from LTP hearings

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:01 pm | Michael Laws

Despite being an elected regional councillor, Cr Michael Laws has been deliberately excluded from being able to hear submissions from his constituents on the council’s draft Long Term Plan. More >>

Regional Councillor warns to be wary of Dunedin Hospital

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:41 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor warns regions to be wary of Dunedin Hospital plans & effects upon regional services More >>

Ongoing Questions About Tiwai Waste & Liquidators’ Actions

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:26 pm | Michael Laws

Michael Laws of The Message represented the landlord of the former Mataura paper mills, Southland Storage Ltd, and latterly all four landlords/owners involved in the $4 million settlement today, relating to over 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste ... More >>

Otago Regional Council Gets Involved in Freedom Camping

Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:03 pm | Michael Laws

At the urging of councillors, the Otago Regional Council has signalled its intention to get involved in the freedom camping issue. More >>

Laws Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers Urges Otago Regional Council “to Get Involved Now” More >>

Time for All of Otago to have say on Ronald McDonald House

Friday, 3 November 2017, 1:43 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Implores Southern DHB To Reject Advice of Public Health Over Ronald Mcdonald House More >>

Unique Festival Debate to Raise Youth Charity Funds

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 8:44 pm | Michael Laws

Unique Festival Debate to Raise Youth Charity Funds An unique Festival Debate is being planned to both raise funds for youth charities in the Central Otago region, and give local schools debaters invaluable public experience. More >>

Threat to iconic Lake Wakatipu - councillor lays blame

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:49 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws said that the now admitted threat of the invasive weed pest lagarosiphon to Otago’s iconic alpine Lake Wakatipu “is further proof of the ongoing negligence of LINZ and the Otago Regional Council.” More >>

Council’s “Obsessive Secrecy” Under Scrutiny

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws has used the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (1981), and the responses of the Otago Regional Council to his requests for “stock standard local government information” to highlight the organisation’s ... More >>

Councillor Demands Full Facts Over Rabbit Virus Botch-up

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:52 pm | Michael Laws

Dunstan (Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes districts) councillor Michael Laws is demanding “the full facts” behind the delayed rabbit virus “botch-up” that will see Central Otago’s rabbit plague continue “for at least another year.” More >>

Dr Maggie Lawton - Regional Councillor & Wonder Woman

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 12:21 pm | Michael Laws

On the passing of Dr Maggie Lawton, Otago regional councillor: “In all my thirty years in public life, I’ve never met a more credentialed nor credible person than Dr Maggie Lawton. She was a genuine wonder woman with a great intellect, serious ... More >>

 

 

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