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Otago Regional Council appoints new Port Otago Director

Friday, 14 June 2019, 3:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Jane Taylor has been named a new Director of Port Otago, following the retirement of Ed Johnson in December last year. Mrs Taylor was appointed by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) and begins work next week, with her first meeting coming up on 2 July. ... More >>

ORC Appoints Iwi Representatives to Policy Committee

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 3:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today appointed two representatives of Ngāi Tahu to its Policy Committee, following a motion passed in the 15 May Council Meeting. The four Otago Rūnanga—Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, Te ... More >>

ORC pleased with community attendance at Arrow and Cardrona

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 31 May 2019 ORC pleased with community attendance at Arrow and Cardrona meetings The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today thanked the Arrow and Cardrona River communities for their engaged and fruitful participation in meetings earlier in the ... More >>

Otago lake levels to remain high for the next few weeks

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rainfall is expected to ease over the long weekend, according to MetService forecasts, but levels will remain high in Lake Wakatipu and Lake Wanaka as water flows in from rivers. More >>

Increases to the Clean Heat Clean Air subsidy

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 4:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

Increases to the Clean Heat Clean Air subsidy help make environmentally-friendly heating more accessible in Otago towns More >>

Kaitiaki: Name of Harbourmaster’s New Boat Revealed

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 4:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

“Kaitiaki” was revealed today as the name chosen for the Harbourmaster’s new boat. The reveal was part of a naming ceremony at Back Beach, with councillors and stakeholders in attendance. More >>

Consultation on freshwater values in communities begins

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:21 am | Otago Regional Council

Consultation on freshwater values in the Arrow and Cardrona River communities begins next week More >>

Healthy waterways and safe roads paramount when moving stock

Monday, 20 May 2019, 2:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Good water quality is everyone’s responsibility, and water is the Otago Regional Council’s number one priority. More >>

ORC: Upcoming work on cable ducts at the Bus Hub

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Cabling work at Great King Street will take place over weekends starting 25 May, and the hub will function throughout with minimal disruption. More >>

ORC to cooperate with Ministry for the Environment

Friday, 17 May 2019, 1:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

“Here in Otago we face a unique water management challenge, with hundreds of deemed permits arising from 19th-century mining operations due to expire in 2021. We have a plan in place to work through this. Hon David Parker, the Minister for the Environment ... More >>

Otago’s new Navigation Safety Bylaw effective from today

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 3:09 pm | Otago Regional Council

The new bylaw was developed in consultation with the community and approved at the 3 April council meeting. It covers maritime safety in almost all inland waters and all coastal waters out to the limit of the territorial sea of Otago. Key features ... More >>

ECO Fund open for applications

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:05 am | Otago Regional Council

Funding is available through this initiative for anyone in the Otago region who is working on projects that protect and enhance our environment, from individuals and community groups, to educational institutes and incorporated societies. The ECO Fund ... More >>

ORC advise caution after Phormidium spotted in Kauru River

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 2:20 pm | Otago Regional Council

The potentially-toxic algae can be deadly for dogs, who are attracted to its smell. More >>

Council adopts FMUs for the Otago region

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Councillors voted today to adopt five Freshwater Management Units (FMUs) for the Otago Region, including the Mata-au, Taieri, North Otago, Dunedin Coastal and Catlins units, as well as five sub-units, or “rohe”. More >>

Small rates increase to fund Otago priorities

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is finalising its Draft Annual Plan, which sets a framework for ongoing focus on its four priorities: water, climate change, urban development and biodiversity. More >>

Otago Navigation Safety Bylaw adopted

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

The bylaw covers maritime safety in almost all inland waters and all coastal waters out to the 12-nautical limit of the territorial sea of Otago.* More >>

Heavy rainfall for the Otago Lakes and headwaters has eased

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 3:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

MetService has now lifted the warning for heavy rainfall for the headwaters of the Otago Lakes. The front that brought heavy rainfall has moved to the north and rainfall has eased significantly in the Otago Lakes and headwaters. More >>

Otago Regional Council heavy rain and flood warning update

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:09 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) flood managers continue to closely monitor river and lake levels following updated weather warnings of heavy rain on and east of the main divide from MetService today. More >>

Council monitoring water levels following weather warning

Monday, 25 March 2019, 3:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council monitoring water levels following MetService weather warning More >>

Regional councillor accuses ORC of unlawful secrecy

Friday, 22 March 2019, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws today said that his council “has likely broken the law” in hiding an independent review of its consents function from public or media scrutiny. More >>

 

 

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