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ORC seeking community involvement in groundwater decisions

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 4:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a groundwater management workshop in Ranfurly next week and is keen for locals to get involved. More >>

Draft public transport plan out for consultation

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:23 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago people are invited to have their say on proposed major improvements to the region’s public transport network. More >>

Aerial surveillance of winter grazing practices to increase

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 4:24 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC is to boost its aerial surveillance of farms in the Otago region to ensure that the effects of stock wintering practices do not breach new water quality rules in the Otago Water Plan. ORC director of environmental monitoring and operations Jeff ... More >>

Lookout Point bus route to be reconfigured

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 1:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Changes are in store from August 1 for users of the loop section of the Lookout Point bus service in Dunedin. More >>

New water quality rules to be explained

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 1:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC will promote and explain the new water quality rules to those affected by them during the next few weeks through a stakeholders’ forum and a series of public workshops to be held throughout the region. More >>

ORC response to AgResearch restructuring decision

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC response to AgResearch restructuring decision ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead says Agresearch’s final restructuring plans released today still threatens to rob its Invermay campus of much of its valuable research capability despite the company’s ... More >>

Otago flood conditions update 1630hrs 28/5/14

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 4:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

River levels in the Pomahaka and Lower Clutha are slowly receding but remain high. The Clutha River at Balclutha is likely to remain high for at least another week with rain forecast for the headwaters from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning. More >>

ORC’s new journey planner integrates Google Transit

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 3:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Users of the Dunedin bus network now have access to enhanced timetable and route information. ORC has introduced a new journey planner for the network that integrates Google Transit information, which can be accessed through the Bus area of the council’s ... More >>

ORC issues warning about uncontrolled outdoor burning

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 3:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging landowners to exercise care and control when starting outdoor fires and in doing so consider their neighbours’ health and that of the environment. More >>

Central Otago people urged to improve air quality

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the air pollution levels from domestic fires in Central Otago already exceeding standards set for healthy living, locals are being urged to improve how they operate these fires. ORC director of engineering, hazards, and science Dr Palmer said there ... More >>

Keep Otago’s roads clean and safe

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways effluent-free and safe over coming weeks. More >>

ORC extends survey completion deadline

Monday, 5 May 2014, 2:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has extended the completion date for an online survey of residents in Otago. The survey is aimed at gauging people’s awareness of the council and its activities, and how satisfied they are with the services it provides. More >>

Otago flood conditions update 1300hrs 29/4/14

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 1:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Most rivers in the North Otago, Dunedin and Strath Taieri areas have peaked, after a period of steady rainfall over the last 36 hours. The Taieri River at Outram continues to rise slowly, and this may result in minor flooding between the main channel and ... More >>

Otago flood conditions update April 28 1600hrs

Monday, 28 April 2014, 4:21 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rainfall is continuing to bring high river levels in North and South Otago causing surface flooding in adjacent low-lying areas. People are advised to watch out for surface flooding, slips, and hazardous driving conditions. More >>

Otago flood conditions update

Monday, 28 April 2014, 11:42 am | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rain forecast for Dunedin, North Otago and the upper Strath Taieri today is likely to result in high river flows over the next few days. River levels this morning have still been reasonably low, however, rain overnight has further saturated catchments ... More >>

Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain

Friday, 18 April 2014, 11:12 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago rivers rising after heavy overnight rain; more predicted. Heavy rain in Otago overnight has seen the Kakanui and Shag Rivers rise quickly to flood alert levels and other rivers approaching them. The coastal hills of North Otago have had up to ... More >>

ORC proposes transfer of city bus service to DCC

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:34 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s finance and corporate committee has resolved to offer the governance of Dunedin public transport to the Dunedin City Council. This means that DCC would have the opportunity to take over the planning and operational public ... More >>

Heavy rain expected in North Otago and Dunedin tonight

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

MetService has included North Otago and Dunedin in a Severe Weather Warning for the next two days. Rain is expected to pick up this evening and become heavy at times early tomorrow morning. About 120mm to 180mm is expected about higher parts of North ... More >>

ORC has no plans for harbourside land sale or development

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:56 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead, in response to speculation that the council was negotiating with property developers, said that it was not currently marketing any of its undeveloped land for sale or development. More >>

ORC hosting water management workshops

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:13 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC hosting water management workshops The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to meet with communities around the region as part of its catchment minimum flow setting process. More >>



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