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Otago Boundary Representation Review 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Today the Otago Regional Council voted to endorse the status quo on its Otago boundary representation arrangements, prior to the 2019 elections. More >>

Proposed changes to the Peninsula bus service

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Regional Council is seeking community input on a proposed change to the Peninsula bus service that will see two services per weekday, following a different route from others. More >>

Public transport trip numbers up: Queenstown and Dunedin

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

Queenstown bus usage has boomed in response to $2 fares, and Dunedin passenger trips are up another 11% this year as last year’s service improvements bear fruit. More >>

Council preparing Lake Hayes remediation for consultation

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 5:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is investigating three potential methods towards remediating water quality in Lake Hayes. More >>

ORC’s new Council Chamber in service from tomorrow

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:12 pm | Otago Regional Council

Kāi Tahu representatives will bless the new Council Chamber in Philip Laing house tomorrow morning at 8am, in advance of the first Council meetings in the space. More >>

ORC launches new community grants program

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has today launched a new community grants program -- the ECO Fund. The fund, which replaces the former Environmental Enhancement fund, will support work that protects and enhances Otago’s environment. Projects that ... More >>

Otago Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018 Draft

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has opened up the draft Navigation Safety Bylaw 2018 for public consultation. More >>

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 5:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. More >>

Lower Waitaki plains aquifer - E-Coli test inconclusive

Monday, 9 July 2018, 7:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Routine water sampling in the Lower Waitaki Plains region led ORC scientists to determine raised levels of E-coli in the aquifer bores exceeding the guideline for drinking water. Bacterial counts (E-coli) indicated that the groundwater was unfit for human ... More >>

City bus hub to be completed this year

Friday, 6 July 2018, 3:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Regional Council has announced the contractor and timeline for the central city bus hub. The Otago bus hub, which will be situated in Great King St (refer attached map) is scheduled to be completed by contractors Fulton Hogan in November 2018. “The ... More >>

ORC re-vamps community grants program – ECO Fund

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 8:52 am | Otago Regional Council

The fund, which will hold up to $250,000 per annum, aims to support work that protects and enhances Otago’s environment and enable community-driven environmental activities. More >>

ORC’s Long-Term Plan adopted

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 6:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Following the receipt and consideration of 569 submissions via the ‘For Our Future’ consultation document and the hearing committee recommendations, the Otago Regional Council today adopted the Long-Term Plan. More >>

Bus routes in Wakari and Helensburgh are changing

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Otago Regional Council

The changed routes, which apply to the City - Wakari and City - Helensburgh portions of routes 33 and 50, will commence as of Monday 2nd July. More >>

E-Coli found in Lower Waitaki Plains Aquifer bores

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

In the course of routine water sampling in the Lower Waitaki Plains region, ORC scientists have discovered raised levels of E-coli in the aquifer bores exceeding the guideline for potable water. The groundwater quality can be affected by land use over the plains ... More >>

ORC adopts Air Quality Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Air Quality strategy as a continuation of its active programme to address the region’s significant winter air pollution issues. Implemented in 2007, this programme included the setting of strict rules ... More >>

ORC greenlights Biodiversity Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:36 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy is ‘Our Living Treasure/Nga Taoka’ and contains community and stakeholder derived visions and outcomes. More >>

ORC’s commitment to Communicate

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:31 am | Otago Regional Council

Today at Otago Regional Council Committee, a new communication strategy was presented. The strategy will be implemented over three years and aims to modernise the way council communicates and engages the community. More >>

Stats on Rabbit Virus paints a more positive picture

Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Environmental officers are currently part way through night counts, with approximately 80% of the sites showing a decrease in rabbit numbers. Reductions are in the range of 0-80% with an average of around 29.9% which is in line with expectations. More >>

Update on Chairman, Stephen Woodhead’s medical condition

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC wishes to advise that Cr Stephen Woodhead suffered a small stroke on the morning of the 15th May. The effects are limited to his right leg and right arm. Stephen is walking unassisted and expected to make a full recovery. Stephen’s intellect, ... More >>

Submissions on Otago Regional Council draft long term plan

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is reminding people that submissions on its draft long term plan for 2018-2028 close next Friday (11 May). More >>

 

 

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