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Emphasis on biodiversity part of proposed Long Term Plan

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 12:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

A greater focus on biodiversity will be a feature of the Otago Regional Council’s proposed Long Term Plan (LTP), which sets the council’s priorities for the next 10 years. ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker says biodiversity is taking an increasingly ... More >>

Water Shortage Direction notice for Taieri withdrawn

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 1:57 pm | Otago Regional Council

A Water Shortage Direction covering the entire Taieri River, which was to have taken effect from midday tomorrow, has been withdrawn following heavy overnight rainfall. More >>

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Friday, 30 January 2015, 5:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February. More >>

ORC seeks drought declaration for Otago

Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:20 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today has asked the Government to formally declare a drought in the Otago region, in recognition of the worst dry conditions since a severe drought in 1999. ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker confirmed he had made the request of Primary ... More >>

ORC issues water shortage direction to safeguard the Taieri

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 3:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

MEDIA RELEASE 22 January 2015 ORC issues water shortage direction to safeguard the Taieri The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is issuing a Water Shortage Direction that will see a regime for the rationing and rostering of water take effect on three farms ... More >>

Public urged to be on lookout for potentially toxic algae

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:55 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago’s dry summer is creating an ideal climate for potentially toxic blue-green algae to flourish in rivers. More >>

Otago rivers still critically low

Friday, 16 January 2015, 9:49 am | Otago Regional Council

Many Otago rivers continue to experience extremely low flows due to dry weather, with no significant relief in sight. More >>

Otago rivers below or nearing minimum flows

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 3:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Persistent dry weather conditions in Central and North Otago mean the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is encouraging irrigators to carefully manage what water is still available as rivers remain low. ORC Chief Executive Peter Bodeker said dry weather has put ... More >>

ORC monitoring Otago river levels

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:03 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is maintaining a close watch on rivers throughout the region as levels steadily drop and approach minimum low flows in some areas. More >>

Time to Check, Clean, and Dry

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is supporting the Freshwater Pest Awareness campaign and encouraging everyone who use Otago’s rivers, streams, and lakes to always CHECK, CLEAN, and DRY clothing and equipment when moving from one waterway to another, to ... More >>

Albert Town Track - hazard update

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has contracted independent hazard specialists to assess the stability and hazard risk of the Clutha River bank near Albert Town. Signs of bank erosion and subsidence recently led to the closure of sections of the walking ... More >>

ORC to establish field centre in Oamaru

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:10 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council will soon have a field centre presence in Oamaru where staff dealing with Waitaki residents can make appointments to meet them. The centre, at 32 Ribble Street, will be a base for environmental officer Simon Stevenson and ... More >>

Otago features in NZ River Awards

Friday, 28 November 2014, 4:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

A Central Otago waterway and two Dunedin teachers have featured in the second annual New Zealand River awards which were presented in Wellington last night (Thursday). More >>

ORC to update Upper Clutha community on flood hazards

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC will present the results of its modelling research on the possible effects of flooding and erosion hazards in the Upper Clutha next week. More >>

Otago Regional Council Committee meetings 26 November

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:20 am | Otago Regional Council

The next Committee meetings of the Otago Regional Council will be held on Wednesday 26 November commencing at 11.30 am. The venue is the Council Chamber, 70 Stafford Street, Dunedin. The agendas and associated documents will be available on the Council’s ... More >>

ORC acknowledges lifelong dedication to the environment

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:42 am | Otago Regional Council

Alexandra conservationist Jolyon Manning’s lifelong passion for, and dedication to, conservation in Otago has been recognised by ORC. More >>

ORC seeking feedback on its community engagement policy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 4:34 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is developing a new Significance and Engagement Policy, and wants feedback on how it should operate. More >>

Dairy inspections find disappointing practices

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:37 am | Otago Regional Council

Recent Otago Regional Council (ORC) dairy farm inspections have found disturbing examples of non-compliance with the Otago Water Plan prohibited activity rules. More >>

Wilding pines field day

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:18 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is holding a field day on wilding pines (wildings) in Naseby next week. More >>

Pomahaka River levels remain high

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 12:18 pm | Otago Regional Council

Pomahaka River levels remain high The Pomahaka River in south-west Otago has peaked at Leithen Glen after heavy rain in recent days and is falling, but remains high, while downstream, river levels at Burkes Ford continue to rise. More >>



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