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Farm flyover reveals soaring compliance

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farmers are to be commended for the improvements they’ve made to their winter cropping practices. More >>

Minimum flow for the Manuherikia River

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:56 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is about to begin consulting on a proposed plan change (5C) for the Manuherikia River catchment in Central Otago, which establishes minimum flows, and allocation limits for the catchment. More >>

Minimum flow recommended for Lindis catchment

Monday, 15 August 2016, 10:20 am | Otago Regional Council

Minimum flow recommended for Lindis catchment Otago Regional Council has accepted commissioners’ recommendations that a minimum flow of 900 litres/second (surface water) be set for the Lindis River catchment to apply from the beginning of October ... More >>

Upcoming changes to the Dunedin bus network

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

Upcoming changes to the Dunedin bus network A number of changes to Dunedin’s bus network are occurring from 15 August, with some services featuring new routes and revised timetables, as well as a simplified fare structure for the city incorporating ... More >>

ORC funds large-scale pest control initiative

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:01 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is financially supporting a major project involving control of invasive pests such as stoats, ferrets, and rats in an area north-east of Dunedin. More >>

Free same zone bus transfers for GoCard users

Monday, 25 July 2016, 2:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

Dunedin’s bus network is being simplified, with a new five-zone fare structure replacing the current seven-zone structure from 15 August More >>

South Dunedin natural hazards conversation urged

Monday, 18 July 2016, 3:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

The time is right for a community conversation about how best to minimise the combined effects on South Dunedin of high groundwater levels, sea level rise, and land subsidence, ORC chief executive Peter Bodeker says. More >>

First allocations made from ORC environmental fund

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

Two innovative biodiversity projects have secured the first money from the Otago Regional Council’s new environmental enhancement fund. More >>

ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

June 22, 2016 ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan Otago regional councillors today adopted the council’s Annual Plan for 2016-17, concluding a consultative process in which the Otago community actively engaged. ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead said the 184 ... More >>

Getting the jump on foreign invaders

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:17 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council is calling on the public to keep their eyes out for wallabies and report any sightings of the pest animal. More >>

ORC monitoring developing Otago weather event

Friday, 27 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff will be monitoring a developing weather event over the weekend with heavy rain and snow forecast to hit Otago tomorrow. More >>

ORC welcomes Government funding for fight against pest trees

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today welcomed the Budget 2016 announcement of $16 million of new operating funding being allocated over four years to tackle wilding conifers throughout New Zealand. More >>

Keep Otago’s roads clean and safe

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is urging dairy farmers, sharemilkers, and truckies to keep southern roads and waterways safe and effluent-free during Gypsy Week. More >>

ORC continuing to monitor Otago river levels

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to monitor river levels in Otago, even though heavy rain which fell throughout the weekend is beginning to ease. More >>

Otago offers disaster management simulation to visitors

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Future leaders in the civil defence and emergency management field will be in Otago this week as part of an international training and development programme in disaster management. More >>

Otago farmers urged to stay on the lookout for velvetleaf

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council says the immediate threat from velvetleaf has been tackled but the fight against the invasive pest plant isn’t yet won. More >>

Bus passes gifted to new Syrian arrivals

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:32 pm | Otago Regional Council

In an effort to help Syrian refugees settle in Dunedin, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) has provided them with Go Cards, allowing the city's newest arrivals the chance to get around by bus. More >>

Long-serving Port Otago director acknowledged

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 2:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead today paid tribute to the long service of Ross Black as a director of Port Otago Ltd. More >>

Community volunteers boost Otago Velvetleaf operation

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 1:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

Community volunteers are joining Otago Regional Council (ORC) staff and their counterparts from other agencies, to help rid the invasive pest plant velvetleaf from fodder beet crops in the Otago region. More >>

Strath-Taieri community asked for ideas on river management

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 3:21 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is inviting people interested in the future management of the Taieri River to contribute their views on how the river should be managed. More >>



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