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Public recruitment process to be used for ORC CEO

Friday, 11 August 2017, 5:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Public recruitment process to be used for ORC Chief Executive appointment Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead announced today that a public recruitment process will be followed to appoint the council’s Chief Executive for the five ... More >>

ORC clarifying residual flows for water takes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:00 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a series of public discussion sessions throughout Otago on the development of a plan change, which is designed to provide certainty and flexibility when residual flows are set on surface water permits. ORC director ... More >>

Otago: Extra pumps tackling floodwater

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 8:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

Additional heavy duty pumps are being sourced from around the country to help dewater the flooded lower Taieri plain. The Otago Regional Council has permanent pump stations at six locations in the Taieri. All but one are already working round the clock and ... More >>

Otago Emergency Management Final Update (#11)

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:49 am | Otago Regional Council

The state of emergency has been lifted in Otago and the region has officially transitioned into recovery. Nick Donnelly has been appointed Group Recovery Manager. Within Dunedin the recovery operation is being managed by Simon Pickford from the Dunedin City Council. ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago Update #10, 3.45pm

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago Update #10, 3.45pm Clean-up operations are underway across Otago as floodwaters continue to recede in the region’s rivers. Group Controller, Chris Hawker, said that the Waitaki and Clutha District Councils both closed their ... More >>

Otago Flood update Update #8 1800

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 6:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

Update #8 1800 Rainfall has eased in Otago and rivers are beginning to recede. However, Civil Defence and Emergency Management Otago is warning that residents still need to exercise extreme caution as widespread flooding remains and many roads are still ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago update #7

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago update #7 Emergency Management Otago Update #7, 1.15pm 22 July NZ Defence Force personnel have been working alongside ORC staff and contractors to block a hole alongside the Mill Creek pump station on the Taieri River stopbanks. ... More >>

Flood Pictures - Otago

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 1:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

A small selection of pictures taken by ORC staff on a flight over the Taieri this morning. More >>

Emergency Management Otago 9.35am

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago 9.35am from Emergency Management Otago, 9.35am Aerial surveys of flooding in coastal Otago are underway. There is widespread flooding and disruption across Waitaki, Dunedin and Clutha, as well as flooding and snow in parts ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago 4.50am

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

from Otago CDEM Group, 4.50am Over 200 properties have been evacuated across Otago overnight, with the majority being in the Dunedin City and its rural communities. All state highways across the region are closed and there are numerous local road ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago Update #2

Friday, 21 July 2017, 8:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Update #2, 8.20pm A regional state of emergency has been declared in Otago, in support of Dunedin City and Waitaki Districts, which have both declared local states of emergency in their own jurisdictions. Group Controller Chris Hawker said that Otago Regional ... More >>

Target date for launch of Queenstown’s $2 buses announced

Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

Target date for launch of Queenstown’s $2 buses announced The Otago Regional Council is anticipating launching the new subsidised greater Queenstown service on 20 November 2017 - in time for the peak Christmas holiday period. The service - which will be ... More >>

Otago Regional Council Flood update #4

Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council Flood update #4 Update #4, 5.30pm Several Otago rivers are rising as a result of sustained rain. The Otago Regional Council’s flood management team advise that the following rivers are rising steadily: the Kakanui, Shag and ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago – flooding update #1

Friday, 21 July 2017, 4:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago – flooding update #1 4.25pm Emergency Management Otago has activated and is supporting Waitaki District and Dunedin City to deal with the impacts of heavy rainfall, flooding and strong winds. Waitaki Civil Defence activated ... More >>

ORC Heavy rainfall Update #3

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Friday 21 July Otago Regional Council’s flood management team is at full strength ahead of the heavy rain that is forecast for coastal Otago today and tomorrow. Rivers are still currently at normal winter levels but are expected to rise swiftly. Widespread ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #2

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

River works on the Leith River and other coastal catchments have been suspended ahead of heavy rain forecast for the next two days. Otago Regional Council’s Director of Environmental Monitoring and Operations, Scott MacLean, said that the priority ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #1

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours as MetService is warning of significant rain for coastal catchments including Dunedin, starting tomorrow morning. More >>

ORC chairman welcomes wilding conifer control funding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC chairman welcomes wilding conifer control funding Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead today welcomed Government plans to control the spread of wilding conifers in the Lammermoor Range in Otago. More >>

Pollution Hotline place to report environmental pollution

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

Pollution Hotline place to report environmental pollution incidents The Otago Regional Council is reminding people to use its Pollution Hotline (ph 0800 800033) to report environmental issues such as smoke from burn-offs, rather than posting on social ... More >>

Fish electrocuted by faulty pump

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

A faulty submersible pump that electrified the water has been identified as the most likely cause of multiple trout deaths this month in Mill Creek, near Arrowtown. An investigation led by the Otago Regional Council strongly points to the fish having ... More >>

 

 

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