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Cyanobacteria confirmed in Tomahawk lagoon

Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Potentially toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has been collected from the Tomahawk lagoon in Dunedin, prompting a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people (and dogs) to avoid contact with the waters of the lagoon. More >>

ORC seeks new Chief Executive

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 4:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has advised that the council is continuing to work through the process of selecting and appointing a Chief Executive to serve from the end of Peter Bodeker's five-year contract, but at this point have ... More >>

Clarification on Wakatipu school bus services

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 8:32 am | Otago Regional Council

Community concerns about future transport arrangements for Queenstown schools are being worked through. The Ministry of Education indicated to the community in 2013 that it intended to review its bus services in the Wakatipu Basin, and when plans ... More >>

Otago commercial school bus services

Friday, 29 September 2017, 1:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

Regional Council and schools band together to keep withdrawn commercial school bus services running for term four The five commercial Dunedin school bus services withdrawn by GoBus from the end of term 3 will now continue as normal for term four, thanks ... More >>

Ritchies as provider for Queenstown’s new $2 bus service

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 4:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

27 September 2017 - Otago Regional Council has today announced that the bus operator contracted to deliver Queenstown’s ground-breaking new $2 bus service is Ritchies. More >>

Travel on World Car Free Day encouraged with free buses

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 2:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Connecting Dunedin, a partnership between the Otago Regional Council, NZ Transport Agency and Dunedin City Council, is encouraging Dunedin people to leave the car at home this Friday for World Car Free Day. More >>

Solutions under investigation for bus services

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 1:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Along with the community, the Regional Council has been surprised by the sudden and short notice advice that several school services operated by GoBus will be discontinued from the end of this term. These services were run on a strictly commercial basis, ... More >>

ORC monitoring heavy rainfall in Otago region

Monday, 18 September 2017, 5:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Many Otago rivers are starting to drop even though heavy rain is continuing in parts of the Otago region. Metservice expects the rain to ease altogether later this evening. More >>

Upper Clutha water project secures Government funding

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

Funding from the Government’s Freshwater Improvement Fund has been confirmed to support an Upper Clutha project aimed at improving waterway health in the area. More >>

ORC acknowledges former Port Otago chief executive’s service

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today acknowledged the long and dedicated service of Geoff Plunket, who retired recently as chief executive of Port Otago Group. More >>

Lake snow research points strongly to genetic origins

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 3:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Research commissioned by the Otago Regional Council has found that the genetic source of Lindavia intermedia (the algae responsible for creating lake snow) is highly likely to be from outside NZ. More >>

Dunedin bus network changes part of ‘fundamental shift’

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 12:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

New timetable booklets are being delivered across Dunedin this week, in advance of changes to the city bus service which take effect from September 18. More >>

ORC Chairman Welcomes Dunedin Hospital Rebuild Announcement

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:54 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has welcomed the Government’s commitment to spend up to $1.4 billion on building a new hospital for the southern South Island in Dunedin, saying it is a massive boost for the region. More >>

Public recruitment process to be used for ORC CEO

Friday, 11 August 2017, 5:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Public recruitment process to be used for ORC Chief Executive appointment Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead announced today that a public recruitment process will be followed to appoint the council’s Chief Executive for the five ... More >>

ORC clarifying residual flows for water takes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:00 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a series of public discussion sessions throughout Otago on the development of a plan change, which is designed to provide certainty and flexibility when residual flows are set on surface water permits. ORC director ... More >>

Otago: Extra pumps tackling floodwater

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Additional heavy duty pumps are being sourced from around the country to help dewater the flooded lower Taieri plain. The Otago Regional Council has permanent pump stations at six locations in the Taieri. All but one are already working round the clock and ... More >>

Otago Emergency Management Final Update (#11)

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:49 am | Otago Regional Council

The state of emergency has been lifted in Otago and the region has officially transitioned into recovery. Nick Donnelly has been appointed Group Recovery Manager. Within Dunedin the recovery operation is being managed by Simon Pickford from the Dunedin City Council. ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago Update #10, 3.45pm

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago Update #10, 3.45pm Clean-up operations are underway across Otago as floodwaters continue to recede in the region’s rivers. Group Controller, Chris Hawker, said that the Waitaki and Clutha District Councils both closed their ... More >>

Otago Flood update Update #8 1800

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 6:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

Update #8 1800 Rainfall has eased in Otago and rivers are beginning to recede. However, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Otago is warning that residents still need to exercise extreme caution as widespread flooding remains and many roads are still ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago update #7

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago update #7 Emergency Management Otago Update #7, 1.15pm 22 July NZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks. ... More >>



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