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E-Coli found in Lower Waitaki Plains Aquifer bores

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

In the course of routine water sampling in the Lower Waitaki Plains region, ORC scientists have discovered raised levels of E-coli in the aquifer bores exceeding the guideline for potable water. The groundwater quality can be affected by land use over the plains ... More >>

ORC adopts Air Quality Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Air Quality strategy as a continuation of its active programme to address the region’s significant winter air pollution issues. Implemented in 2007, this programme included the setting of strict rules ... More >>

ORC greenlights Biodiversity Strategy

Friday, 15 June 2018, 8:36 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council has adopted a new Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy is ‘Our Living Treasure/Nga Taoka’ and contains community and stakeholder derived visions and outcomes. More >>

ORC’s commitment to Communicate

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:31 am | Otago Regional Council

Today at Otago Regional Council Committee, a new communication strategy was presented. The strategy will be implemented over three years and aims to modernise the way council communicates and engages the community. More >>

Stats on Rabbit Virus paints a more positive picture

Monday, 11 June 2018, 3:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Environmental officers are currently part way through night counts, with approximately 80% of the sites showing a decrease in rabbit numbers. Reductions are in the range of 0-80% with an average of around 29.9% which is in line with expectations. More >>

Update on Chairman, Stephen Woodhead’s medical condition

Monday, 21 May 2018, 4:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC wishes to advise that Cr Stephen Woodhead suffered a small stroke on the morning of the 15th May. The effects are limited to his right leg and right arm. Stephen is walking unassisted and expected to make a full recovery. Stephen’s intellect, ... More >>

Submissions on Otago Regional Council draft long term plan

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:47 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council is reminding people that submissions on its draft long term plan for 2018-2028 close next Friday (11 May). More >>

Otago - Update on rivers and rainfall

Sunday, 29 April 2018, 2:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

A wet weekend across much of Otago was this morning upgraded to a MetService severe weather warning. With more rain predicted this afternoon and into the evening, Otago Regional Council flood management staff have been keeping a close watch on river ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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