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ORC retains First Past the Post voting system

Friday, 5 September 2014, 3:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

The First Past the Post voting system will be retained for Otago Regional Council elections in 2016 unless this is changed by a poll of electors. The Local Electoral Act 2001, under which local elections and polls are held, sets out the voting systems ... More >>

Now’s the time to look for rooks

Friday, 5 September 2014, 12:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s best asset in its fight to eliminate rooks are the thousands of eyes and ears already on the ground. More >>

Environmental risk assessment regime to apply to dairy farms

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:41 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council will move to a new risk-based system of dairy farm inspections in 2014-15 as part of the implementation of new water quality rules for the Otago region. More >>

ORC welcomes freshwater policy debate

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has welcomed the strong public interest being shown locally in discussing freshwater management policy issues this election. More >>

Further changes proposed for Otago Water Plan

Friday, 15 August 2014, 10:33 am | Otago Regional Council

Two proposed changes to the Otago Water Plan will be publicly notified tomorrow – one affecting the Cromwell terrace aquifer (Plan Change 4C) and the other the Pomahaka River (Plan Change 3B). The Cromwell plan change recommends a maximum allocation ... More >>

ORC seeking community involvement in groundwater decisions

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 2:56 pm | Otago Regional Council

A groundwater management workshop in Ranfurly which was to have been held last month is now on next week. The ORC-hosted workshop had to be re-scheduled from July 21 because of heavy snowfalls in the district. It is now being held on Thursday August ... More >>

Revised bus services take effect from end of next week

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

Changes to the Dunedin bus network timetable, which take effect from the end of next week (1 August), have taken into account community advice about the efficiency and frequency of some city services. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said there will be ... More >>

ORC seeking community involvement in groundwater decisions

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 4:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a groundwater management workshop in Ranfurly next week and is keen for locals to get involved. More >>

Draft public transport plan out for consultation

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:23 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago people are invited to have their say on proposed major improvements to the region’s public transport network. More >>

Aerial surveillance of winter grazing practices to increase

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 4:24 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC is to boost its aerial surveillance of farms in the Otago region to ensure that the effects of stock wintering practices do not breach new water quality rules in the Otago Water Plan. ORC director of environmental monitoring and operations Jeff ... More >>

Lookout Point bus route to be reconfigured

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 1:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

Changes are in store from August 1 for users of the loop section of the Lookout Point bus service in Dunedin. More >>

New water quality rules to be explained

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 1:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC will promote and explain the new water quality rules to those affected by them during the next few weeks through a stakeholders’ forum and a series of public workshops to be held throughout the region. More >>

ORC response to AgResearch restructuring decision

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC response to AgResearch restructuring decision ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead says Agresearch’s final restructuring plans released today still threatens to rob its Invermay campus of much of its valuable research capability despite the company’s ... More >>

Otago flood conditions update 1630hrs 28/5/14

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 4:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

River levels in the Pomahaka and Lower Clutha are slowly receding but remain high. The Clutha River at Balclutha is likely to remain high for at least another week with rain forecast for the headwaters from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning. More >>

ORC’s new journey planner integrates Google Transit

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 3:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Users of the Dunedin bus network now have access to enhanced timetable and route information. ORC has introduced a new journey planner for the network that integrates Google Transit information, which can be accessed through the Bus area of the council’s ... More >>

ORC issues warning about uncontrolled outdoor burning

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 3:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging landowners to exercise care and control when starting outdoor fires and in doing so consider their neighbours’ health and that of the environment. More >>

Central Otago people urged to improve air quality

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the air pollution levels from domestic fires in Central Otago already exceeding standards set for healthy living, locals are being urged to improve how they operate these fires. ORC director of engineering, hazards, and science Dr Palmer said there ... More >>

Keep Otago’s roads clean and safe

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 12:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways effluent-free and safe over coming weeks. More >>

ORC extends survey completion deadline

Monday, 5 May 2014, 2:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has extended the completion date for an online survey of residents in Otago. The survey is aimed at gauging people’s awareness of the council and its activities, and how satisfied they are with the services it provides. More >>

Otago flood conditions update 1300hrs 29/4/14

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 1:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Most rivers in the North Otago, Dunedin and Strath Taieri areas have peaked, after a period of steady rainfall over the last 36 hours. The Taieri River at Outram continues to rise slowly, and this may result in minor flooding between the main channel and ... More >>

 

 

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