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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 >>

THOUGHTS: On the passing of Dr MAGGIE LAWTON

Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:05 am | Otago Regional Council

Eulogy for Maggie Lawton’s funeral at The Venue, Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka on Thursday afternoon, 16 March 2017. More >>

ORC mourns Cr Lawton’s untimely passing

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:53 am | Otago Regional Council

14 March 2017 ORC mourns Cr Lawton’s untimely passing Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead today noted with sorrow the passing of Dunstan constituency representative Maggie Lawton on Sunday after a brief but determined battle with cancer. Mr Woodhead ... More >>

Cyanobacteria re-appears in Lake Waihola

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 3:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

MEDIA ADVISORY 7 March 2017 Cyanobacteria re-appears in Lake Waihola Sampling carried out by the Otago Regional Council has shown the re-appearance of high concentrations of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Lake Waihola and a new health ... More >>

Next stage of Leith flood protection works due to start

Monday, 6 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Siteworks begin on Wednesday (March 8) for the next stage of the Otago Regional Council (ORC)’s Leith Flood Protection Scheme, between the Union Street bridge and Clyde Street. The main build contractor is Downer Group. The new works are part ... More >>

Need for renewed farmer vigilance

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

A Central Otago farmer’s discovery of a 1m tall velvetleaf plant next to a fodder beet crop on his property has highlighted the need for all landowners in the region to be on the lookout for the invasive pest plant. More >>

Swimmability of Otago waterways reinforced

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:54 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today reiterated that the vast majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming from a public health standpoint. More >>

ORC improving how flow requirements for water takes are set

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:18 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is working to improve how the Otago Water Plan manages river flow requirements, through conditions on consents to take water. More >>

Possible marine oil spill - Media advisory #2

Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:19 am | Otago Regional Council

There is some evidence of diesel on the water following a vessel running aground at the entrance to Oamaru harbour yesterday evening. The owner of the vessel has engaged a salvage diver from Dunedin, whose priority is to locate the fuel tanks ... More >>

Improvements seen in Otago air quality

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:22 am | Otago Regional Council

Air emissions in Otago are on the way down, according to an emissions survey commissioned by the Otago Regional Council. More >>

Possible marine oil spill

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council staff trained in oil spill response are at Oamaru Harbour following an incident overnight where a fishing vessel ran aground near the harbour entrance. More >>

 

 

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