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Keep Otago’s roads clean and safe

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

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

ORC continuing to monitor Otago river levels

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to monitor river levels in Otago, even though heavy rain which fell throughout the weekend is beginning to ease. More >>

Otago offers disaster management simulation to visitors

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Future leaders in the civil defence and emergency management field will be in Otago this week as part of an international training and development programme in disaster management. More >>

Otago farmers urged to stay on the lookout for velvetleaf

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council says the immediate threat from velvetleaf has been tackled but the fight against the invasive pest plant isn’t yet won. More >>

Bus passes gifted to new Syrian arrivals

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

In an effort to help Syrian refugees settle in Dunedin, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) has provided them with Go Cards, allowing the city's newest arrivals the chance to get around by bus. More >>

Long-serving Port Otago director acknowledged

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 2:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead today paid tribute to the long service of Ross Black as a director of Port Otago Ltd. More >>

Community volunteers boost Otago Velvetleaf operation

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

Community volunteers are joining Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff and their counterparts from other agencies, to help rid the invasive pest plant velvetleaf from fodder beet crops in the Otago region. More >>

Strath-Taieri community asked for ideas on river management

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 3:21 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is inviting people interested in the future management of the Taieri River to contribute their views on how the river should be managed. More >>

Annual Plan queries to be answered in interactive Q and A

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 10:42 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is giving people a chance to quiz the council about the draft 2016-17 Annual Plan in an online Q and A forum. More >>

Otago Regional Council supports hunt for velvetleaf

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is throwing its weight behind the efforts to find and contain the pest agricultural weed velvetleaf. More >>

Test results confirm the presence of toxic algae

Friday, 19 February 2016, 4:21 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has today received laboratory test results that confirm the presence of Phormidium, or toxic algae, in the Cardrona River. More >>

ORC keeping an eye out for toxic algae

Thursday, 18 February 2016, 4:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is encouraging dog owners to be especially careful with their pets around Otago waterways, after the death of a young dog suspected to be due to toxic algae poisoning. The dog had been playing on the Cardrona River near ... More >>

Minimum flow set for Waiwera River

Monday, 15 February 2016, 11:08 am | Otago Regional Council

Minimum flow set for Waiwera River The Otago Regional Council has adopted a plan change for the Waiwera River, which establishes minimum flows, allocation limits, and a monitoring site for the river. The Waiwera is a tributary of the Clutha River ... More >>

Water metering compliance urged

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:58 am | Otago Regional Council

Farmers taking water from Otago rivers who have not yet complied with Government regulations requiring them to install water measuring and recording equipment on their properties are being urged to sort this now. More >>

Paperless billing pushes rates penalties down

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:47 am | Otago Regional Council

Rates penalties charged by Otago Regional Council (ORC) have decreased by more than a third in the last two years thanks to a paperless direct debit website. More >>

Support Shown for Controlling Spread of Pest Pines

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

An online survey run by the Otago Regional Council points to strong support for council involvement in the management of wilding conifers in the region. More >>

Last days for feedback on wilding conifer management

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 12:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Anyone yet to express their view on the management of wilding conifers in the Otago region has until Friday to complete ORC’s survey . More >>

Next stage of Leith flood protection improvements to start

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 2:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Work is due to start next month on the next phase of the Leith Flood Protection scheme improvements in north Dunedin. More >>

Joint conservation work benefiting Otago Peninsula streams

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

A large example of a native fish – the banded kokopu – was found in Smiths Creek near Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula during a recent Otago Regional Council (ORC) field day focussing on water quality in peninsula waterways. More >>

Students learning to manage a river

Monday, 14 December 2015, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

About 30 tertiary and secondary school students from Otago and Southland are camping at Bannockburn in Central Otago this week while they learn about river catchments and how to manage them. More >>



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