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Community feedback sought on Arrow River water allocation

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

One hundred and fifty years ago the Arrow River found fame as the one of the first sites where gold was discovered in Otago. More recently it has been a draw for Lord of the Rings fans. More >>

Otago home heating survey will inform new air strategy

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Findings from a survey of Otago people about their home heating attitudes and preferences will be incorporated into a strategy being developed by the Otago Regional Council to address air quality issues in the region. More >>

ORC investigates fish deaths

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC investigates fish deaths The Otago Regional Council’s environmental officers are investigating what has caused the recent deaths of brown trout in Mill Creek near Arrowtown. They collected water samples at several points along the creek last ... More >>

Farmers seeking info on complying to water quality rules

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:25 am | Otago Regional Council

More Otago farmers are looking for information and advice on how to minimise their operation’s impact on water quality and comply with rules in the Otago Water Plan. More >>

New public transport contracts to bring service improvements

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:24 am | Otago Regional Council

Improvements to the Dunedin bus service are coming later this year, with new contracts awarded to GoBus and Ritchies today. Both companies are current operators in Dunedin More >>

New public transport contracts to bring service improvements

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Improvements to the Dunedin bus service are coming later this year, with new contracts awarded to GoBus and Ritchies today. Both companies are current operators in Dunedin . The new contracts will be operational from Monday 18 September, and will see the ... More >>

Air quality monitoring continues in Alexandra

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

Teachers and pupils at Alexandra Primary School are excited to have the Otago Regional Council’s air quality monitor for the town at its new location in the school grounds. More >>

Gypsy Day preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for the annual Gypsy Day transfer of animals between farms. More >>

Proposed changes to Wakatipu public transport well received

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Significant improvements to public transport in the Wakatipu Basin are one step closer to being rolled out later this year. Otago regional councillors yesterday approved an amendment to the Otago Regional Public Transport Plan 2014 incorporating ... More >>

Geography students to learn first-hand about South Dunedin

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Students from Kings High School and Bayfield High School will get to whet their appetites for natural science with an opportunity for hands-on learning about the geography and hydrology of South Dunedin. More >>

Otago Weather Watch – Otago Regional Council Advisory #3

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 1:06 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is pleased to report there were no major river flooding incidents resulting from the additional rain that fell across the region over the last few days. More >>

Otago Weather Watch – Otago Regional Council Advisory #2

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:57 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to monitor river levels across Otago as a precaution. More >>

Otago Regional Council Advisory #1 - 12 April 2017 – 10.15pm

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 8:45 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to closely monitor Otago river levels in light of the heavy rain forecast overnight and into tomorrow as a result of Cyclone Cook. More >>

Heavy rain likely to push up Otago rivers

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 4:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is keeping an eye on river levels in light of a severe weather warning issued by MetService today. More >>

Submissions open on ORC draft Annual Plan

Monday, 3 April 2017, 4:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Submissions open today on the Otago Regional Council’s 2017/18 draft Annual Plan, which outlines proposed changes to the council’s work programme from the Long Term Plan. More >>

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 5:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe for public use. More >>

Nominations sought for ORC councillor vacancy

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Nominations will open next week for candidates wanting to fill the Dunstan Constituency vacancy on the Otago Regional Council created by the recent passing of Dr Maggie Lawton. More >>

Wanaka events to showcase Southern Lakes research

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Southern Lakes district residents will soon have an opportunity to learn more about their lakes and the people that use them, with two unique events planned for Queenstown and Wanaka between March 31 and April 2. The University of Otago’s new multidisciplinary ... More >>

Public feedback sought on ORC’s draft Annual Plan

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:56 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago residents will soon be asked to have their say on Otago Regional Council’s 2017/18 draft Annual Plan, which will be discussed by regional councillors at their finance and corporate committee on Wednesday. More >>

Opportunity to explore the Water of Leith

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:43 am | Otago Regional Council

This Otago Anniversary Weekend (18-20 March), Dunedin families can explore and learn more about the Water of Leith, with help from the Otago Regional Council’s #lovetheleith River Trail map. More >>

 

 

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