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ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool Otago Regional Council (ORC) has begun public engagement on the enhancement of the Forth St to Otago Harbour reach of the Water of Leith, one of the final stages of the Leith Flood Protection ... More >>

Public given more time to feedback on Clutha consultation

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 3:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has extended the closing date for public feedback on the plan change ‘Managing the amount of water in the Clutha River/Mata-au.’ More >>

Safe to swim at Otokia Creek, Brighton

Monday, 15 January 2018, 2:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

The latest Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Otokia Creek, which runs into Brighton Beach, have shown low levels of bacteria and the creek is now safe to swim in. More >>

High levels of E. coli at Otokia Creek in Brighton

Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:15 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from the Otokia Creek, which runs into Brighton Beach, have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli . More >>

Check clean dry to avoid spreading freshwater pests

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the summer holiday season now well underway, Otago Regional Council (ORC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries are reminding everyone in Otago of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater ... More >>

Potentially toxic algae reported in Tomahawk Lagoon

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

High levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has been sampled from the Tomahawk lagoon in Dunedin, prompting a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people (and dogs) to avoid contact with the waters of the lagoon. More >>

High levels of E. coli at Clifton Falls

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from the Kakanui River at Clifton Falls have shown high levels of the bacteria E.Coli . More >>

Public Reminder to Look Out for Toxic Algae This Summer

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:15 am | Otago Regional Council

High levels of naturally occurring Phormidium or blue green-algae have been reported at the Confluence of Dunstan Creek and Manuherikia River today. Existing alerts are in place at Cardrona River. More >>

Low E. coli levels in Lakes Hayes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 2:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Manager Resource Science Dean Olsen said the samples taken on Monday showed E. coli levels at 11 E. coli/100ml, compared to last week’s sample of 921/100ml. More >>

‘Can I swim here’ launched today, includes 25 Otago sites

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

A new ‘Can I swim here?’ online tool launched today means Otago residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer. The online tool shows the most up-to-date water quality information for 25 sites across ... More >>

High levels of E. coli in Lake Hayes

Monday, 18 December 2017, 5:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

Government water quality guidelines for recreational swimming areas are that those with less than 260 E.coli/ 100ml should be safe, whereas water with more than 550 E.coli/ 100ml poses a health risk.ORC’s most recent sampling in the area showed ... More >>

Dunedin bus patronage increases

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

An extra 14,000 passengers caught Dunedin buses in September this year – a 7.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year. More >>

Seeking feedback on transport plan changes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 2:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

A mid-term review of the Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015 – 2021 is being carried out, and the public are being asked to comment on the proposed changes. More >>

Any number is too many in Otago

Monday, 11 December 2017, 2:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Since 2012, 136 people have died on Southern roads, and many more have been seriously injured. This year alone, 27 people have died on Southern roads (for Otago and Southland combined). Nationally, the number of road deaths across the country has reached 342, ... More >>

Water Management Options Presented to Arrow & Wakatipu

Monday, 4 December 2017, 10:18 am | Otago Regional Council

The second-round of Otago Regional Council (ORC) public consultation sessions on water management in the Arrow catchment and Wakatipu basin begin on 7 December. More >>

Roxburgh recovery works underway

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 5:06 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff continue to support the Roxburgh community in the clean-up from last Sunday’s flash flood. More >>

Upper Taieri River reaching low level

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 4:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

Upper Taieri farmers have instigated voluntary water rostering as the Taieri River at Waipiata approaches the minimum flow level. More >>

Council thanks community for supporting new bus service

Monday, 27 November 2017, 4:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

The passenger volumes on week one of the Orbus Queenstown bus service exceeded expectations, with residents trying out the new service and taking advantage of the fare-free introductory week. Over 5,000 GoCards were distributed to passengers and there was standing room ... More >>

Appointment of ORC Chief Executive

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:35 pm | Otago Regional Council

Stephen Woodhead, Chairperson of the Otago Regional Council, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Gardner to the position of Chief Executive of Otago Regional Council. Council undertook a robust, thorough recruitment process involving all Councillors ... More >>

“Why is the Clutha River/Mata-au Important to You?”

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10:55 am | Otago Regional Council

“Why is the Clutha River/Mata-au important to you?” will be the key question posed to attendees at upcoming public consultation sessions held by Otago Regional Council (ORC). More >>

 

 

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