Otago Regional Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Impact of K5 Rabbit Virus

Monday, 16 April 2018, 9:39 am | Otago Regional Council

Impact of K5 Rabbit Virus - Otago Regional Council Patience is paying off for land owners who have been waiting for a rabbit virus to take hold. Tests from field samples in Otago indicate mortality as a result of the RHDV1 K5 rabbit virus. ORC director ... More >>

Otago Regional Council opens consultation on draft plan

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today approved their consultation document for the draft long-term plan. More >>

Water quality monitoring at rivers and lakes in Otago

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:36 am | Otago Regional Council

The week’s water quality monitoring indicates that bacteria levels have reduced in many waterways in Otago. More >>

Bacteria levels at rivers and lakes in Otago

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 2:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rachel Ozanne, Environmental Resource Scientist: The week’s water quality monitoring has returned high levels of bacteria in a number of rivers and lakes. The following waterways have reached a level where it is currently unsuitable for swimming and ... More >>

ORC prepares for release of K5 rabbit virus

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:55 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has made plans to release the RHDV1 K5 (K5) rabbit virus later this month. More >>

Passenger numbers for Orbus Queenstown exceed expectations

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

100,000 passenger trips were taken on Orbus Queenstown in January 2018 – compared to 41,000 trips taken on Queentown’s former commercial bus service in the same month of 2017. More >>

Frankton Bay and Lake Hayes - contact recreation results

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 2:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have returned a reduced level of the bacteria E. coli. Results from the sample on Monday 26 February shows 16 E. coli/100 ml. This result means that Frankton ... More >>

E. coli reported at Frankton Bay

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli . Frankton Bay is one of the 25 sites monitored on a weekly basis for bacteria levels as part of its Contact ... More >>

Update on rivers and rainfall

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 12:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rainfall warnings are still in place for both Dunedin and North Otago, with MetService advising that periods of heavy rain are likely to continue into the early evening. Caution is advised today as rivers are high, and are likely to stay high ... More >>

Old Man’s Beard Must Go

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

Despite its attractive flowers, Old Man’s Beard is considered the most damaging climbing plant introduced to New Zealand because it smothers the plants and trees it grows on. This makes it a threat to Otago’s biodiversity. More >>

Heavy rain predicted for North Otago and Dunedin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

With a heavy rainfall warning in place for North Otago, Otago Regional Council (ORC) are closely monitoring river levels for Otago. The most severe weather is expected over the next 24 hours, with the weather situation easing from late tomorrow morning. More >>

Cyanobacteria update: Lake Hayes

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Further to the media release yesterday on cyanobacteria in Lake Hayes, test results have indicated that the biovolume of cyanobacteria in Lake Hayes is 3.96 mm3/L. More >>

Cyanobacteria reported in Lake Hayes

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

Regular water quality monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) scums in Lake Hayes over the weekend. More >>

Mt Roy may remain at risk of runoff

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

With a precautionary warning issued to residents on Wednesday, Regional and District Council staff have kept a regular watch on the area identified as at risk of mud flows throughout the rain event of the last two days. More >>

Short sharp event caused rivers to rise rapidly

Friday, 2 February 2018, 8:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

With a particularly intense period of rainfall yesterday afternoon, the rain event of the last couple of days was short and sharp, causing most of the rivers in Otago to rise rapidly. More >>

Update on cyanobacteria in Otago

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:59 am | Otago Regional Council

With monitoring results showing high levels of cyanobacteria in Falls Dam, the Regional Council is reminding the public to remain aware of potential cyanobacteria blooms in the region’s waterways, especially during the warmer months. More >>

Collaboration critical during drought in Otago

Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:28 am | Otago Regional Council

Despite the recent wet weather, it is unlikely the drought conditions in Otago will ease. As a proactive measure the Otago Regional Council will be coordinating regular inter-agency meetings over the coming months. More >>

Update: high flows for Dunedin urban waterways

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 3:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the evolving weather situation, ORC staff have remodelled predictions for the urban waterways in Dunedin City and are now predicting overtopping of parts of the Water of Leith, Lindsay Creek, and Silver Stream mid-afternoon today. More >>

New director appointed to Port Otago Board

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today announced the appointment of Thomas Campbell to the Board of Port Otago. More >>

Forecast predicts more heavy rainfall ahead for Otago

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

With ongoing rainfall, ORC staff are closely monitoring river levels; Engineering and Operations staff are out in the field ensuring culverts and outfalls are clear. ORC pump stations are ready to operate. ORC is not currently expecting any significant ... More >>



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