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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 >>

Leith flood protection scheme reaches significant mileston

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Work on the latest stage of the Leith flood protection and drainage scheme is progressing well, and has marked a major milestone. More >>

Joint flood preparedness sessions

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:53 pm | Otago Regional Council

Learning to live with the flood threat is the aim of free public awareness sessions being held in the Wakatipu Basin and Wanaka next month in partnership with the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC). More >>

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 >>



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