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First allocations made from ORC environmental fund

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

Two innovative biodiversity projects have secured the first money from the Otago Regional Council’s new environmental enhancement fund. More >>

ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

June 22, 2016 ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan Otago regional councillors today adopted the council’s Annual Plan for 2016-17, concluding a consultative process in which the Otago community actively engaged. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said the 184 ... More >>

Getting the jump on foreign invaders

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:17 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council is calling on the public to keep their eyes out for wallabies and report any sightings of the pest animal. More >>

ORC monitoring developing Otago weather event

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will be monitoring a developing weather event over the weekend with heavy rain and snow forecast to hit Otago tomorrow. More >>

ORC welcomes Government funding for fight against pest trees

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today welcomed the Budget 2016 announcement of $16 million of new operating funding being allocated over four years to tackle wilding conifers throughout New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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