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Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain

Friday, 18 April 2014, 11:12 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain; more predicted. Heavy rain in Otago overnight has seen the Kakanui and Shag Rivers rise quickly to flood alert levels and other rivers approaching them. The coastal hills of North Otago have had up to ... More >>

ORC proposes transfer of city bus service to DCC

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:34 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s finance and corporate committee has resolved to offer the governance of Dunedin public transport to the Dunedin City Council. This means that DCC would have the opportunity to take over the planning and operational public ... More >>

Heavy rain expected in North Otago and Dunedin tonight

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

MetService has included North Otago and Dunedin in a Severe Weather Warning for the next two days. Rain is expected to pick up this evening and become heavy at times early tomorrow morning. About 120mm to 180mm is expected about higher parts of North ... More >>

ORC has no plans for harbourside land sale or development

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:56 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead, in response to speculation that the council was negotiating with property developers, said that it was not currently marketing any of its undeveloped land for sale or development. More >>

ORC hosting water management workshops

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:13 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC hosting water management workshops The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to meet with communities around the region as part of its catchment minimum flow setting process. More >>

ORC to conduct public awareness survey

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:05 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC is to conduct a survey of residents in Otago to gauge their awareness of the council and its activities, and how satisfied they are with the services it provides. More >>

Council approves release of draft annual plan

Monday, 7 April 2014, 2:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC’s draft annual plan for the 2014-15 financial year has been adopted by Council and is now available for public comment. More >>

Plan Change 6A to be operative from May 1

Monday, 31 March 2014, 4:35 pm | Otago Regional Council

New water quality discharge rules in the Otago Water Plan will become operative on May 1 after the Otago Regional Council last week approved Plan Change 6A it in its final form. More >>

Potentially toxic algae found in the upper Tomahawk lagoon

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:14 pm | Otago Regional Council

The latest weekly samples from Tomahawk Lagoon have shown high levels of the potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the upper lagoon. The cyanobacteria can produce toxins which may cause illness, such as skin reactions, in people and animals. More >>

Ecosanctuary example of ORC support for biodiversity

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC has been a strong supporter of the development of the Orokonui ecosanctuary near Dunedin in recent years. This week councillors and executive staff visited the complex to see first-hand how the venture was progressing. More >>

Waipori pump station commissioning

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 2:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is commissioning one of its most significant drainage scheme upgrades on the Taieri Plains in many years. The Waipori pump station is the largest and most critical of all ORC’s pump stations on the western Taieri. More >>

Collaborative water quality website goes live

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 12:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is part of a new website, Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA), launched this week displaying the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country. More >>

High levels of E. coli remain in upper Taieri River

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 4:48 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken recently from the upper Taieri River continue to show high levels of the bacteria E.coli. More >>

Poisonous algae observed at Ophir

Friday, 21 February 2014, 4:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today confirmed the observation of Phormidium, a toxic algae potentially fatal to dogs, in the Manuherikia River at Ophir bridge and upstream at Booths Road. More >>

Time For Students To Jump On The Bus

Monday, 17 February 2014, 3:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

Textbooks, T-shirts, and lecture notes should be easier to spot on local buses as students are encouraged to try public transport. More >>

Council refrains from supporting motion to back oil and gas

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 3:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has adopted a neutral stance about the desirability or otherwise of deepsea drilling exploration occurring for oil and gas off the Otago coast. More >>

Potentially toxic algae reappears in Tomahawk lagoon

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 3:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

A potentially toxic algal scum has formed at the outlet of the lower Tomahawk Lagoon in Dunedin, prompting the Otago Regional Council to put up warning signs in the area. More >>

E. coli levels in Taieri River near Waipiata drop

Friday, 24 January 2014, 4:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

The latest Otago Regional Council sampling of water quality in the Taieri River near Waipiata indicates that previously high concentrations of E.coli bacteria have dropped to low levels (around 260 cfu/100ml). More >>

High levels of E. coli in Taieri River near Waipiata

Monday, 20 January 2014, 5:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken recently from the Taieri River between Creamery Road and Waipiata have shown high levels of the bacteria E.coli. More >>

Councils warn about pollution

Monday, 23 December 2013, 10:15 am | Otago Regional Council

Councils warn about pollution Tipping old paint, garden sprays, and waste oil into the gutter may be a quick way to clean out your shed, but it’s also a fast track to polluting waterways and lakes. More >>

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