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Water metering compliance urged

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:58 am | Otago Regional Council

Farmers taking water from Otago rivers who have not yet complied with Government regulations requiring them to install water measuring and recording equipment on their properties are being urged to sort this now. More >>

Paperless billing pushes rates penalties down

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:47 am | Otago Regional Council

Rates penalties charged by Otago Regional Council (ORC) have decreased by more than a third in the last two years thanks to a paperless direct debit website. More >>

Support Shown for Controlling Spread of Pest Pines

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

An online survey run by the Otago Regional Council points to strong support for council involvement in the management of wilding conifers in the region. More >>

Last days for feedback on wilding conifer management

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 12:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Anyone yet to express their view on the management of wilding conifers in the Otago region has until Friday to complete ORC’s survey . More >>

Next stage of Leith flood protection improvements to start

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 2:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Work is due to start next month on the next phase of the Leith Flood Protection scheme improvements in north Dunedin. More >>

Joint conservation work benefiting Otago Peninsula streams

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

A large example of a native fish – the banded kokopu – was found in Smiths Creek near Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula during a recent Otago Regional Council (ORC) field day focussing on water quality in peninsula waterways. More >>

Students learning to manage a river

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

About 30 tertiary and secondary school students from Otago and Southland are camping at Bannockburn in Central Otago this week while they learn about river catchments and how to manage them. More >>

One week left to complete Wakatipu public transport survey

Monday, 7 December 2015, 4:06 pm | Otago Regional Council

Wakatipu Basin residents have one more week to take part in an Otago Regional Council survey about public transport in the area. The survey aims to provide ORC with a better understanding of the choices residents and visitors make when deciding which ... More >>

ORC begins annual recreational water monitoring

Friday, 4 December 2015, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

With summer under way, Otago Regional Council (ORC) has begun its annual recreational water quality monitoring at 17 Otago sites. More >>

Continued cooperation on water management sought

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:21 pm | Otago Regional Council

Continued cooperation on water management sought during dry summer conditions The Otago Regional Council is asking irrigators in the region to again work together to share water in the lead-up to expected dry weather conditions this summer. Otago ... More >>

Otago farmers win river award

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Farmers in the Pomahaka River catchment in southwest Otago who have banded together to improve water quality in their area were recognised last night at the Morgan Foundation-sponsored annual NZ River Awards in Wellington. The Pathway for the Pomahaka project was joint ... More >>

Serious conversation needed on sea level rise issue

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 4:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

The fact that sea levels are rising and will continue to do so is something the Otago community cannot ignore – and the conversation about how to address this issue needs to start now, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says. More >>

ORC to seek public feedback on wilding conifer management

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 11:47 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is seeking public feedback about the management of wilding conifers spreading across the Otago region. More >>

ORC consulting on flood protection benefits

Friday, 6 November 2015, 4:35 pm | Otago Regional Council

Following feedback from Taieri ratepayers on the fairness of scheme funding in this year’s Long-Term Plan, ORC has agreed to review the public versus private benefit of the four Otago flood protection and drainage schemes in the Taieri and Lower Clutha ... More >>

Safer Boating Week under way

Friday, 16 October 2015, 3:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Robbie Burns lends a hand to ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead (left), and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull for Safer Boating Week, which runs from today until October 23 More >>

ORC issues warning about uncontrolled outdoor burning

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has received many complaints recently about uncontrolled outdoor bonfires, mainly relating to incidents in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District. More >>

Protecting farm waterways when cultivating

Monday, 28 September 2015, 3:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is advising farmers cultivating paddocks for next winter’s greenfeed crops to leave a buffer zone on areas bordering any waterway. More >>

ORC and dairy industry adopt collaborative approach

Monday, 14 September 2015, 9:39 am | Otago Regional Council

An industry-wide collaborative approach to helping dairy farms meet ORC’s water quality standards is under way in Otago. More >>

New directors appointed at ORC

Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker today announced the appointment of two new directors to the ORC executive management team. More >>

Further submissions invited on RPS for Otago

Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is inviting members of the public to make further submissions on a proposed Regional Policy Statement for the Otago region. More >>



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