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Locals getting to grips with lake “snow” of a different kind

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Wanaka swimming community has come together on another Touchstone citizen science project to further share information about water quality in Lake Wanaka. More >>

Flood awareness campaign in Queenstown and Wanaka next week

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 5:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Businesses located close to the lake in Queenstown and Wanaka will be getting a refresher on the risk of flooding next week, as Otago Regional Council (ORC), Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Emergency Management Otago (EMO) team up for their ... More >>

Update on the Bus Hub Timeline

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

Siteworks this week addressed the unexpected need to move a key water pipe. In the course of these works, ground conditions were found to be not as expected. The combined impact of these factors, as well as other challenges from location of underground ... More >>

Successful Round One ECO Funds Recipients

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:37 pm | Otago Regional Council

At the Communications Committee today, ORC considered the community applications received as part of the first round of the newly launched ECO Fund community grants program. More >>

Southern Air Ambulance Joint Venture Announced

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 5:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Two existing air ambulance helicopter providers have formed a joint venture with HEMS to continue serving their local communities throughout the Southern region. More >>

ORC reacts to Minister’s Freshwater announcement

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:30 am | Otago Regional Council

Yesterday, the Minister for the Environment, Hon. David Parker, announced the development of new national policy to cover such things as winter grazing and feedlots. More >>

Special trees to be replaced for Memorial Garden

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:22 am | Otago Regional Council

As work was underway on the Leith Flood Protection Scheme, five trees were removed from an area near the ITS Building on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus. The trees were passed onto a local nursery for safe keeping while the work was being ... More >>

Commencement of Annual Dairy Inspections

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

From Monday 24 September, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will start their annual dairy inspections. More >>

Alternative travel encouraged with free Buses in Dunedin

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:42 am | Otago Regional Council

Alternative travel encouraged with free Buses in Dunedin and Queenstown for World Car Free Day More >>

Bus satisfaction grows as improvements continue

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

An official survey of bus users has revealed great satisfaction with Dunedin and Queenstown’s overhauled bus services. More >>

Research into lake snow needs co-ordinated approach

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 4:42 pm | Otago Regional Council

Today the ORC accepted a report from staff which highlighted Lake snow algae research as being of national importance and recommending a co-ordinated approach. More >>

ORC re-focuses on Culture

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

Organisational culture can be one of the hardest things to change, but Otago Regional Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah Gardner, is embracing the task. She is challenging staff to look at how the ORC sees itself and its role in sustaining and protecting ... More >>

Projects for Tomahawk Lagoon

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 10:13 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has been working alongside the Tomahawk community to develop a vision and identify projects for the restoration of Dunedin’s Tomahawk Lagoon. More >>

Projects for Lake Tuakitoto

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 10:12 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council has been working alongside Lake Tuakitoto’s community to develop a vision and identify projects for the restoration of the lake. More >>

Rook eradication in Otago - On the path to success

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:43 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s pest control programme has reduced rook numbers to around 40 with evidence suggesting that there is no longer a breeding population in Otago. Rooks, originally introduced to control insects in New Zealand, are considered ... More >>

ORC’s ECO Fund open for applications

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:48 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) ECO Fund supports community-driven projects that support or enhance Otago’s environment, and is now open for funding applications. More >>

ORC provides overview of primary allocation in water plan

Friday, 24 August 2018, 9:27 am | Otago Regional Council

In response to questions from organisations and community members that arose during discussion on the minimum flows plan change, Otago Regional Council’s Policy team have released a memorandum which details the history of primary allocation in Schedule ... More >>

ORC Chairman thanks community as rates notices go out

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 5:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

With rates notices being delivered in the next few days, the ORC is thanking the community for the input given on budgets and work plans via the Long Term Plan consultation earlier this year. More >>

Otago Boundary Representation Review 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 6:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Today the Otago Regional Council voted to endorse the status quo on its Otago boundary representation arrangements, prior to the 2019 elections. More >>

Proposed changes to the Peninsula bus service

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Regional Council is seeking community input on a proposed change to the Peninsula bus service that will see two services per weekday, following a different route from others. More >>



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