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Three infringements for pugging

Friday, 14 December 2018, 6:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

Three infringement notices were issued today by ORC Environmental Management staff after a complaint was received relating to land owned by Cr Andrew Noone, who sits on the Otago Regional Council, about pugging caused by stock in a waterway. More >>

Otago Swimming Targets Finalised by Council

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Swimming Targets Finalised by Council The Otago Regional Council (ORC) finalised the Otago swimming targets in the Policy Committee meeting on 29 November 2018. More >>

ORC Approves option for Air Strategy

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:57 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Approves option for Air Strategy Today the Otago Regional Council agreed to adopt a work programme for the implementation of the Air Quality strategy. The Air strategy aims to strengthen and enhance ORC’s activities to ensure good air quality ... More >>

Rainfall and rivers update #10

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Councillors thank the community and ORC staff for their exemplary handling of the recent flooding event More >>

E. coli in a Lower Waitaki Aquifer bore

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) advises that elevated E. coli levels have again been detected in a bore feeding from the Lower Waitaki Aquifer. Faecal source tracking from water quality testing on 18 October showed that a cow marker was present, meaning ... More >>

North Otago rivers on the rise

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 11:28 am | Otago Regional Council

River flows across the region are generally receding, including the Taieri, Manuherikia and Clutha rivers. Some rivers around Dunedin and further north will rise again, due to the forecast rain. More >>

Rainfall and rivers update #8

Friday, 23 November 2018, 4:45 pm | Otago Regional Council

Though rivers remain high in Otago, forecast weekend rain is not expected to bring levels above those seen earlier in the week. More >>

Rainfall and rivers update #7

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:17 am | Otago Regional Council

The Lower Clutha and the Taieri rivers remain high and in flood, but forecast rainfall over the weekend is not expected to cause significant issues. More >>

Otago Rainfall and rivers update #6

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rainfall and rivers update #6 With no weather watches or warnings now in place, rivers are dropping – but with rivers still in flood, flood risk remains. Regional Council staff are emphasising that although rivers have now peaked, with water levels ... More >>

Rainfall and rivers update #4

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:48 pm | Otago Regional Council

Water levels in the Clutha River are still rising, but the rate of this is easing and the flow is currently at 2700 cumecs. More >>

Taieri and Clutha River levels still very high

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:18 am | Otago Regional Council

The majority of rivers and streams that were in flood yesterday and last night have now peaked and flows have started to recede. More >>

Riverside spillway gates at Outram opened

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:06 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is due to make a decision whether to open the Riverside spillway gates on the Taieri River at Outram. More >>

Rainfall and rivers update

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:49 am | Otago Regional Council

After more heavy rainfall across Otago, river levels in coastal Otago are expected to rise tonight. The Water of Leith and Silver Stream are expected to reach their peak flow tomorrow. River flows are expected to be less than those in July 2017. ... More >>

Lindis Minimum Flow Environment Court Hearing Commences

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:37 am | Otago Regional Council

The Environment Court hearing on “Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated Water Management) to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago”, commenced on 7 November 2018 in Wanaka. More >>

Water Quality Challenges in the Waiwera River Catchment

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:38 am | Otago Regional Council

Every year the Otago Regional Council (ORC) takes to the sky for a birds-eye view of land-use practices during winter. This gives a grand overview of areas that can’t be seen from the ground, and identifies spots that need to be followed up with an ... More >>

Otago’s proposed Regional Pest Management Plan

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 7:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

Consultation is now open for Otago’s proposed Regional Pest Management Plan and Biosecurity Strategy More >>

Lower Waitaki Plains Aquifer bores update

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 4:38 pm | Otago Regional Council

A water quality test conducted by Otago Regional Council on 18th September 2018 has shown elevated levels of E. coli in a bore feeding from the Lower Waitaki Aquifer. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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