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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 >>

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 >>



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