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Otago Regional Council Flood update #4

Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council Flood update #4 Update #4, 5.30pm Several Otago rivers are rising as a result of sustained rain. The Otago Regional Council’s flood management team advise that the following rivers are rising steadily: the Kakanui, Shag and ... More >>

Emergency Management Otago – flooding update #1

Friday, 21 July 2017, 4:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

Emergency Management Otago – flooding update #1 4.25pm Emergency Management Otago has activated and is supporting Waitaki District and Dunedin City to deal with the impacts of heavy rainfall, flooding and strong winds. Waitaki Civil Defence activated ... More >>

ORC Heavy rainfall Update #3

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Friday 21 July Otago Regional Council’s flood management team is at full strength ahead of the heavy rain that is forecast for coastal Otago today and tomorrow. Rivers are still currently at normal winter levels but are expected to rise swiftly. Widespread ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #2

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

River works on the Leith River and other coastal catchments have been suspended ahead of heavy rain forecast for the next two days. Otago Regional Council’s Director of Environmental Monitoring and Operations, Scott MacLean, said that the priority ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Media Update #1

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council will be keeping a close watch on river levels over the next 36 hours as MetService is warning of significant rain for coastal catchments including Dunedin, starting tomorrow morning. More >>

ORC chairman welcomes wilding conifer control funding

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC chairman welcomes wilding conifer control funding Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead today welcomed Government plans to control the spread of wilding conifers in the Lammermoor Range in Otago. More >>

Pollution Hotline place to report environmental pollution

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

Pollution Hotline place to report environmental pollution incidents The Otago Regional Council is reminding people to use its Pollution Hotline (ph 0800 800033) to report environmental issues such as smoke from burn-offs, rather than posting on social ... More >>

Fish electrocuted by faulty pump

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 3:16 pm | Otago Regional Council

A faulty submersible pump that electrified the water has been identified as the most likely cause of multiple trout deaths this month in Mill Creek, near Arrowtown. An investigation led by the Otago Regional Council strongly points to the fish having ... More >>

ORC adopts 2017-18 Annual Plan

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 6:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC adopts 2017-18 Annual Plan Significant investment in emergency management capability across Otago has been confirmed with the adoption of the Otago Regional Council’s annual plan today. ORC Chairman Stephen Woodhead said that the proposal to allocate ... More >>

Community feedback sought on Arrow River water allocation

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

One hundred and fifty years ago the Arrow River found fame as the one of the first sites where gold was discovered in Otago. More recently it has been a draw for Lord of the Rings fans. More >>

Otago home heating survey will inform new air strategy

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

Findings from a survey of Otago people about their home heating attitudes and preferences will be incorporated into a strategy being developed by the Otago Regional Council to address air quality issues in the region. More >>

ORC investigates fish deaths

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 3:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC investigates fish deaths The Otago Regional Council’s environmental officers are investigating what has caused the recent deaths of brown trout in Mill Creek near Arrowtown. They collected water samples at several points along the creek last ... More >>

Farmers seeking info on complying to water quality rules

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:25 am | Otago Regional Council

More Otago farmers are looking for information and advice on how to minimise their operation’s impact on water quality and comply with rules in the Otago Water Plan. More >>

New public transport contracts to bring service improvements

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:24 am | Otago Regional Council

Improvements to the Dunedin bus service are coming later this year, with new contracts awarded to GoBus and Ritchies today. Both companies are current operators in Dunedin More >>

New public transport contracts to bring service improvements

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Improvements to the Dunedin bus service are coming later this year, with new contracts awarded to GoBus and Ritchies today. Both companies are current operators in Dunedin . The new contracts will be operational from Monday 18 September, and will see the ... More >>

Air quality monitoring continues in Alexandra

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

Teachers and pupils at Alexandra Primary School are excited to have the Otago Regional Council’s air quality monitor for the town at its new location in the school grounds. More >>

Gypsy Day preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for the annual Gypsy Day transfer of animals between farms. More >>

Proposed changes to Wakatipu public transport well received

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:46 pm | Otago Regional Council

Significant improvements to public transport in the Wakatipu Basin are one step closer to being rolled out later this year. Otago regional councillors yesterday approved an amendment to the Otago Regional Public Transport Plan 2014 incorporating ... More >>

Geography students to learn first-hand about South Dunedin

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

Students from Kings High School and Bayfield High School will get to whet their appetites for natural science with an opportunity for hands-on learning about the geography and hydrology of South Dunedin. More >>

Otago Weather Watch – Otago Regional Council Advisory #3

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 1:06 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is pleased to report there were no major river flooding incidents resulting from the additional rain that fell across the region over the last few days. More >>

   

 

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