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ORC running water quality drop-in sessions

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

May 22, 2015 ORC running water quality drop-in sessions The Otago Regional Council is holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout the region to give land managers an opportunity to discuss new water quality provisions in the Otago Water Plan and ... More >>

Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Otago released

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:19 am | Otago Regional Council

Members of the public are being invited to make submissions on a proposed Regional Policy Statement for the Otago region. More >>

High water levels in Lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 10:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rainfall is expected in the headwaters of the Lake Wakatipu catchment over the next 24 hours. Lake Wakatipu has already risen by more than a metre since mid-April, due to a succession of heavy rainfall events in the catchment headwaters. More >>

Waterway health and road safety paramount during Gypsy Week

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:53 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council and Southern District Police are urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways effluent-free and safe over the next two months. More >>

ORC hosting Arrow River meeting

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:31 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a public meeting in Arrowtown next week on the Arrow River’s flood and erosion hazards. More >>

New ORC corporate services director appointed

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:12 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker today announced the appointment of Nick Donnelly as the council’s new director of corporate services and chief financial officer. More >>

Community input sought into North Otago river management

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:31 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is inviting people interested in the future management of the Kakanui and Kauru rivers in North Otago to learn about the council’s recent research and proposals for dealing with key issues confronting the two rivers, and ... More >>

Time running out for Long Term Plan submissions

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 10:09 am | Otago Regional Council

Monday (May 4) is the last day for submissions on the ORC Long Term Plan. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said the Long Term Plan outlines council’s work programme for the next decade and explains how it intends to fund its activities. The council plans ... More >>

South Otago couple win ORC water quality award

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:35 am | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farming couple Wilson (Wick) and Angela Wylie’s commitment to improving water quality won them the ORC Water Quality Management award at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Wanaka on Friday night. More >>

Public to be updated on Long Term Plan flood schemes

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:26 am | Otago Regional Council

Taieri and Clutha residents will have an opportunity next week to be updated by the Otago Regional Council on developments to flood protection and drainage schemes in their areas. Two public meetings are planned – one at the War Memorial Hall ... More >>

ORC to test marine pollution responsiveness

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will put their marine pollution response capability to the test in Dunedin next week with an exercise simulating an oil spill on the Otago Harbour. Exercise scenario: “Highland Fling”, involves a fictional Tongan ... More >>

ORC close to setting a minimum flow for the Lindis catchment

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a minimum flow workshop for the Lindis catchment, at the Tarras Community Hall on Wednesday 1 April. More >>

Submissions on Long Term Plan invited soon

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

A consultation document outlining the main points proposed for ORC’s 2015-2025 Long Term Plan has been approved for release by the council’s finance and corporate committee. More >>

Positive submissions on transport plans

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:30 am | Otago Regional Council

Southland and Otago residents have shown their support for projects outlined in the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans, with 305 submissions received. The plans were released for the first time as a joint document last month and submissions ... More >>

Combating climate change is a Long Term Plan priority

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:56 am | Otago Regional Council

Special emphasis on developing a targeted response to the effects of climate change in the Otago region will form part of the Otago Regional Council’s 2015-2025 Long Term Plan. More >>

Emphasis on biodiversity part of proposed Long Term Plan

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

A greater focus on biodiversity will be a feature of the Otago Regional Council’s proposed Long Term Plan (LTP), which sets the council’s priorities for the next 10 years. ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker says biodiversity is taking an increasingly ... More >>

Water Shortage Direction notice for Taieri withdrawn

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:57 pm | Otago Regional Council

A Water Shortage Direction covering the entire Taieri River, which was to have taken effect from midday tomorrow, has been withdrawn following heavy overnight rainfall. More >>

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February. More >>

ORC seeks drought declaration for Otago

Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:20 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today has asked the Government to formally declare a drought in the Otago region, in recognition of the worst dry conditions since a severe drought in 1999. ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker confirmed he had made the request of Primary ... More >>

ORC issues water shortage direction to safeguard the Taieri

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 3:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 22 January 2015 ORC issues water shortage direction to safeguard the Taieri The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is issuing a Water Shortage Direction that will see a regime for the rationing and rostering of water take effect on three farms ... More >>



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