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Celebrating World Water Day 2019

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 3:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

Water is a precious and vital resource around the world, including here in Otago. 22 March is World Water Day. This year, the theme is “leaving no one behind”—the intent is safe water for everyone. “Water is the top priority for the Otago Regional ... More >>

Dunedin Central City Bus Hub officially opened

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 1:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Dunedin Central City Bus Hub officially opened for business today at an event attended by representatives of the Otago Regional Council (ORC), Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the NZ Transport Agency—the three agencies that make up the Connecting ... More >>

Waitaki coastal hazards, looking into the future

Monday, 18 March 2019, 11:43 am | Otago Regional Council

NIWA has presented their findings to the Otago Regional Council regarding expected coastal hazards in the Waitaki District across 20, 50, 100 and 500 years. More >>

Review of active fault lines and folds

Monday, 18 March 2019, 11:42 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council will be presented with a report addressing active faults in the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts when Councillors meet this Thursday More >>

Otago Regional Council announces Bus Hub to open 20 March

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

The new Bus Hub will be the heart of the public transport network in Dunedin. It is a key milestone in a bold plan of bus service improvements by the Otago Regional Council (ORC), with support from the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the New Zealand ... More >>

‘No Excuses’ Campaign rolling out in Otago

Monday, 4 March 2019, 2:14 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council’s Harbourmaster will be on the lookout for water users not observing safe boating practices. More >>

Winning the war on broom with miniscule mites

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 12:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

Broom gall mites, released and monitored by the Otago Regional Council, have proven an effective weapon for combatting broom and restricting its invasion of our unique environments. More >>

Otago Regional Council welcomes new Science Manager

Monday, 25 February 2019, 4:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

Chief Executive Sarah Gardner says the Otago Region faces a number of challenges, in particular freshwater, climate change, biodiversity and urban development. “Dr Everett-Hincks will bring the robust, scientific, evidence-based rigour we need, ... More >>

Dry weather warning for Otago farmers

Monday, 25 February 2019, 3:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

Some areas of Otago are becoming dry, and with little rain on the long-term weather forecast Otago Regional Council is asking farmers and other land users to conserve water. ORC Manager of Environmental Services, Martin King, said, “We want to remind ... More >>

ECO Fund recipients celebrated at Council

Monday, 25 February 2019, 3:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Staff and Councillors held an afternoon tea in the Council Chambers for recipients of the past two rounds of the ECO Fund, to celebrate and share ideas with other recipients. Councillor Michael Deaker presented the grant recipients with certificates to formally ... More >>

Traffic congestion in University / Polytech precinct

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 4:58 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is working with key stakeholders to reduce congestion around the Dundas Street bridge due to works on the Leith Flood Protection Scheme More >>

ORC staff to be tested by simulated oil spill

Friday, 8 February 2019, 10:58 am | Otago Regional Council

On 12 February 2019, Otago Regional Council staff will participate in an exercise testing their ability to effectively react to an oil spill in the Otago Harbour. The ORC undertakes two exercises a year as part of its contract with Maritime NZ ... More >>

Dogs on display at Council Chambers

Friday, 1 February 2019, 2:20 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Senior Environmental Officer Kevin Allan gave a presentation to Otago Regional Council yesterday, on how he and fellow Environmental Officer Simon Stevenson use indicator dogs to find wallabies. Their dogs Jedi and Gizmo are trained to lead staff ... More >>

Transport partnership developing water ferry business case

Friday, 1 February 2019, 1:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

The ferry is among several options being considered to improve transport in Queenstown and its surrounds More >>

Landowners responsible for pest control.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 9:32 am | Otago Regional Council

ORC Chairman Stephen Woodhead today reminded all Otago landowners that they have a fundamental obligation to control the pests on their land – especially rabbits. “We all know that if you can see rabbits on your property you have a problem. It ... More >>

We need your support to control Old Man’s Beard around Otago

Monday, 28 January 2019, 10:34 am | Otago Regional Council

Two botany students, from the University of Otago, have been given three-month scholarships to help carry out inspections in order to help ORC and the public identify Old Man’s Beard in the region. In return, the students get hands-on experience while assisting ... More >>

Call for the public’s help to report pollution

Friday, 21 December 2018, 2:38 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) relies on the public to help stay on top of instances of pollution around Otago. How quickly we know about an environmental incident makes a huge difference to how well it can be investigated. “The public are our eyes ... More >>

ORC Leith Flood Protection Scheme works update

Friday, 21 December 2018, 2:37 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) Leith Flood Protection Scheme works by the Information Technology Services (ITS) building on University of Otago campus are almost complete, and from 7 January 2019 works begin on the final flood protection stage of the project. More >>

Safe swimming results in the Otago region

Friday, 21 December 2018, 2:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

Safe swimming results in the Otago region Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples show high levels of bacteria in some locations. Sample results completed on 17 December indicated elevated levels of bacteria present at: • Lake Wakatipu ... More >>

ORC Director Accepts Job in Waikato

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:44 am | Otago Regional Council

An Otago Regional Council (ORC) Director has accepted the position of Chief Executive at Otorohanga District Council. More >>



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