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Swimmability of Otago waterways reinforced

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:54 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today reiterated that the vast majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming from a public health standpoint. More >>

ORC improving how flow requirements for water takes are set

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:18 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is working to improve how the Otago Water Plan manages river flow requirements, through conditions on consents to take water. More >>

Possible marine oil spill - Media advisory #2

Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:19 am | Otago Regional Council

There is some evidence of diesel on the water following a vessel running aground at the entrance to Oamaru harbour yesterday evening. The owner of the vessel has engaged a salvage diver from Dunedin, whose priority is to locate the fuel tanks ... More >>

Improvements seen in Otago air quality

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:22 am | Otago Regional Council

Air emissions in Otago are on the way down, according to an emissions survey commissioned by the Otago Regional Council. More >>

Possible marine oil spill

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council staff trained in oil spill response are at Oamaru Harbour following an incident overnight where a fishing vessel ran aground near the harbour entrance. More >>

Rabbit control virus potentially one step closer for Otago

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 4:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rabbit relief may be in sight for landowners around Otago. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has approved funding for the potential release of a virus that has up to 40% improvement of virus-related rabbit mortality on top of the current strain. More >>

Cyanobacteria suspected in Albert Town lagoon

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has collected a sample today, and testing is underway, with results expected by Thursday. While the laboratory results will give a fixed indication of the volume and presence of the cyanobacteria, blue-green algae has ... More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

The health warning which has been in place at Lake Waihola where levels of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) have been cause for concern has now been lifted, and the lake is now safe for public use. More >>

Clutha Delta on watch as other rivers recede

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Close tabs are being kept on rivers in South Otago which are still rising as a result of the weekend’s heavy rainfall. More >>

Rivers rising in parts of Otago

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 10:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

Staff from Otago Regional Council continue to monitor rivers throughout the region after heavy and sustained rainfall in Otago. More >>

ORC watching river levels

Friday, 20 January 2017, 4:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council(ORC) is keeping an eye on river levels in light of a severe weather watch issued by Metservice. More >>

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otago’s rivers and ... More >>

Cyanobacteria found in Lake Waihola

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

Sampling carried out by the Otago Regional Council has shown high concentrations of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Lake Waihola and a health warning has been issued for the lake. Visitors are advised not to use it for recreational purposes ... More >>

Reminder to Check, Clean, Dry this summer

Friday, 23 December 2016, 3:01 pm | Otago Regional Council

With summer finally upon us, the Otago Regional Council is reminding holidaymakers to look after the region’s beautiful southern waterways by checking, cleaning and drying equipment after use. More >>

Summer swimming spot monitoring under way

Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

As the summer season gets underway, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is beginning its annual programme of weekly monitoring at the beaches, rivers, and lakes where Otago people most like to paddle, swim, and generally enjoy the water. More >>

ORC invites community feedback on planned bus ‘hub’

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:22 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is inviting the Dunedin public to let it know how they want the planned Great King Street bus hub to look and feel. More >>

Councils continuing to watch lake levels

Friday, 25 November 2016, 4:53 pm | Otago Regional Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council and Otago Regional Council (ORC) are continuing to keep an eye on lake levels in light of a severe weather warnings issued by the MetService. More >>

Councils keeping an eye on lake levels

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 5:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council and Otago Regional Council (ORC) are keeping an eye on lake levels in light of a severe weather warning issued by MetService. More >>

Dunedin achieves 5 consecutive years air quality complance

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

Central Dunedin has notched up its fifth consecutive year of compliance with air quality standards. More >>

ORC director appointed to climate change panel

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council director of engineering, hazards, and science Dr Gavin Palmer has been appointed to a 10-member panel of experts who will advise the Government on how New Zealand can be better prepared for climate change. More >>

 

 

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