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Stephen Woodhead re-elected as ORC chairman

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 3:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Re-elected Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has expressed his hope that the new council will focus “constructively and proactively” on what it can achieve over the next three years, and on delivering outcomes for the community. ... More >>

October clouds offer silver lining to Otago farmers

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

Higher-than-normal rainfall in Otago has brought some much needed breathing space for Otago farmers who may be facing another summer of dry conditions. Otago Regional Council manager of resource science Dean Olsen said soil moisture is currently close ... More >>

ORC grants boost community pest control efforts

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

A volunteer effort in the Makarora Valley adjacent to the Haast Pass Highway near Wanaka to help control predators which threaten native birds has received a $23,395 boost from the Otago Regional Council’s Environmental Enhancement Fund. More >>

ORC makes decision on proposed Regional Policy Statement

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today resolved to notify its decision on the proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) for Otago. More >>

Long-serving ORC councillors attend last meeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has paid tribute to retiring councillors Louise Croot and David Shepherd, who attended their last council meeting today after 27 years and nine years’ service respectively. More >>

Reserve funding approved for wallaby targeting

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 4:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago regional councillors today approved funding of $273,000 for a dedicated search-and-destroy and surveillance programme to step up targeting the reduction of wallaby numbers in the region. Wallabies are listed as an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity ... More >>

Dead cattle washed up on St Clair Beach

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC’s Pollution Hotline received a notification at the weekend concerning a dead cow which had washed up below the high water tide mark on St Clair Beach. Because of this, ORC engaged a contractor to remove and dispose of the carcass (territorial ... More >>

Look out - rooks are about

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 10:27 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) needs help from the community to keep an eye out for rooks and their nesting sites throughout Otago, as part of the annual spring eradication programme. More >>

Farm flyover reveals soaring compliance

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farmers are to be commended for the improvements they’ve made to their winter cropping practices. More >>

Minimum flow for the Manuherikia River

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:56 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is about to begin consulting on a proposed plan change (5C) for the Manuherikia River catchment in Central Otago, which establishes minimum flows, and allocation limits for the catchment. More >>

Minimum flow recommended for Lindis catchment

Monday, 15 August 2016, 10:20 am | Otago Regional Council

Minimum flow recommended for Lindis catchment Otago Regional Council has accepted commissioners’ recommendations that a minimum flow of 900 litres/second (surface water) be set for the Lindis River catchment to apply from the beginning of October ... More >>

Upcoming changes to the Dunedin bus network

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

Upcoming changes to the Dunedin bus network A number of changes to Dunedin’s bus network are occurring from 15 August, with some services featuring new routes and revised timetables, as well as a simplified fare structure for the city incorporating ... More >>

ORC funds large-scale pest control initiative

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:01 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is financially supporting a major project involving control of invasive pests such as stoats, ferrets, and rats in an area north-east of Dunedin. More >>

Free same zone bus transfers for GoCard users

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Dunedin’s bus network is being simplified, with a new five-zone fare structure replacing the current seven-zone structure from 15 August More >>

South Dunedin natural hazards conversation urged

Monday, 18 July 2016, 3:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

The time is right for a community conversation about how best to minimise the combined effects on South Dunedin of high groundwater levels, sea level rise, and land subsidence, ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker says. More >>

First allocations made from ORC environmental fund

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

Two innovative biodiversity projects have secured the first money from the Otago Regional Council’s new environmental enhancement fund. More >>

ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

June 22, 2016 ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan Otago regional councillors today adopted the council’s Annual Plan for 2016-17, concluding a consultative process in which the Otago community actively engaged. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said the 184 ... More >>

Getting the jump on foreign invaders

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:17 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council is calling on the public to keep their eyes out for wallabies and report any sightings of the pest animal. More >>

ORC monitoring developing Otago weather event

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will be monitoring a developing weather event over the weekend with heavy rain and snow forecast to hit Otago tomorrow. More >>

ORC welcomes Government funding for fight against pest trees

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today welcomed the Budget 2016 announcement of $16 million of new operating funding being allocated over four years to tackle wilding conifers throughout New Zealand. More >>



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