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ORC welcomes strengthened relationship

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 12:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has welcomed the signing of a national agreement between local government and iwi which is designed to strengthen and formalise their working relationship. More >>

ORC water management plan changes progressing

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 11:50 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) approved its decisions on submissions on Plan Change 3C (minimum flow) for the Waiwera catchment in South Otago at last week’s council meeting in Dunedin. ORC director policy, planning, and resource management Fraser ... More >>

ORC chairman elected to LGNZ role

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 4:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has been elected unopposed as chairman of Local Government New Zealand’s Regional Sector Group (RSG). More >>

ORC commends public participation in Long Term Plan process

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 10:50 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has praised the public of Otago for their thoughtful contributions to the council’s Long Term Plan process, which recently achieved a milestone. More >>

New southern bus routes being established in Dunedin

Friday, 5 June 2015, 2:57 pm | Otago Regional Council

Positive changes aimed at making bus travel more efficient and accessible for users are in store for southern bus routes on Dunedin’s public transport network from July 1. More >>

Otago river level update

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 1:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

As rainfall has ceased in Dunedin and elsewhere in eastern Otago, flows in the Leith, Lindsay and Silver Stream are quickly reducing. More >>

Otago heavy rainfall update

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

MetService advise that rainfall intensities in the Dunedin area are expected to ease overnight from now on. Flows in the smaller catchments such as the Leith, Lindsay, and Silver Stream will then start to stabilise or reduce. More >>

Flood Advisory: Otago heavy rainfall update 15:45 3/6/15

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 5:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rain is causing rivers and streams in North Otago, Dunedin, South Otago and the Upper Taieri to rise. Rainfall is expected to continue in the Dunedin area until 9pm tonight, with lighter falls after that. Approximately 80mm has fallen in the ... More >>

ORC running water quality drop-in sessions

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

May 22, 2015 ORC running water quality drop-in sessions The Otago Regional Council is holding a series of drop-in sessions throughout the region to give land managers an opportunity to discuss new water quality provisions in the Otago Water Plan and ... More >>

Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Otago released

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:19 am | Otago Regional Council

Members of the public are being invited to make submissions on a proposed Regional Policy Statement for the Otago region. More >>

High water levels in Lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 10:06 am | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rainfall is expected in the headwaters of the Lake Wakatipu catchment over the next 24 hours. Lake Wakatipu has already risen by more than a metre since mid-April, due to a succession of heavy rainfall events in the catchment headwaters. More >>

Waterway health and road safety paramount during Gypsy Week

Monday, 11 May 2015, 10:53 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council and Southern District Police are urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways effluent-free and safe over the next two months. More >>

ORC hosting Arrow River meeting

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:31 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a public meeting in Arrowtown next week on the Arrow River’s flood and erosion hazards. More >>

New ORC corporate services director appointed

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 10:12 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chief executive Peter Bodeker today announced the appointment of Nick Donnelly as the council’s new director of corporate services and chief financial officer. More >>

Community input sought into North Otago river management

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:31 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is inviting people interested in the future management of the Kakanui and Kauru rivers in North Otago to learn about the council’s recent research and proposals for dealing with key issues confronting the two rivers, and ... More >>

Time running out for Long Term Plan submissions

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 10:09 am | Otago Regional Council

Monday (May 4) is the last day for submissions on the ORC Long Term Plan. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said the Long Term Plan outlines council’s work programme for the next decade and explains how it intends to fund its activities. The council plans ... More >>

South Otago couple win ORC water quality award

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:35 am | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farming couple Wilson (Wick) and Angela Wylie’s commitment to improving water quality won them the ORC Water Quality Management award at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Wanaka on Friday night. More >>

Public to be updated on Long Term Plan flood schemes

Friday, 17 April 2015, 9:26 am | Otago Regional Council

Taieri and Clutha residents will have an opportunity next week to be updated by the Otago Regional Council on developments to flood protection and drainage schemes in their areas. Two public meetings are planned – one at the War Memorial Hall ... More >>

ORC to test marine pollution responsiveness

Friday, 27 March 2015, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will put their marine pollution response capability to the test in Dunedin next week with an exercise simulating an oil spill on the Otago Harbour. Exercise scenario: “Highland Fling”, involves a fictional Tongan ... More >>

ORC close to setting a minimum flow for the Lindis catchment

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is hosting a minimum flow workshop for the Lindis catchment, at the Tarras Community Hall on Wednesday 1 April. More >>



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