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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Water Shortage Direction notice for Taieri withdrawn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 >>

Public urged to be on lookout for potentially toxic algae

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:55 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago’s dry summer is creating an ideal climate for potentially toxic blue-green algae to flourish in rivers. More >>

Otago rivers still critically low

Friday, 16 January 2015, 9:49 am | Otago Regional Council

Many Otago rivers continue to experience extremely low flows due to dry weather, with no significant relief in sight. More >>

Otago rivers below or nearing minimum flows

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 3:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Persistent dry weather conditions in Central and North Otago mean the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is encouraging irrigators to carefully manage what water is still available as rivers remain low. ORC Chief Executive Peter Bodeker said dry weather has put ... More >>

ORC monitoring Otago river levels

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:03 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is maintaining a close watch on rivers throughout the region as levels steadily drop and approach minimum low flows in some areas. More >>

Time to Check, Clean, and Dry

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is supporting the Freshwater Pest Awareness campaign and encouraging everyone who use Otago’s rivers, streams, and lakes to always CHECK, CLEAN, and DRY clothing and equipment when moving from one waterway to another, to ... More >>

Albert Town Track - hazard update

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has contracted independent hazard specialists to assess the stability and hazard risk of the Clutha River bank near Albert Town. Signs of bank erosion and subsidence recently led to the closure of sections of the walking ... More >>

ORC to establish field centre in Oamaru

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:10 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council will soon have a field centre presence in Oamaru where staff dealing with Waitaki residents can make appointments to meet them. The centre, at 32 Ribble Street, will be a base for environmental officer Simon Stevenson and ... More >>

Otago features in NZ River Awards

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

A Central Otago waterway and two Dunedin teachers have featured in the second annual New Zealand River awards which were presented in Wellington last night (Thursday). More >>

ORC to update Upper Clutha community on flood hazards

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC will present the results of its modelling research on the possible effects of flooding and erosion hazards in the Upper Clutha next week. More >>



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