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Update: high flows for Dunedin urban waterways

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 3:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the evolving weather situation, ORC staff have remodelled predictions for the urban waterways in Dunedin City and are now predicting overtopping of parts of the Water of Leith, Lindsay Creek, and Silver Stream mid-afternoon today. More >>

New director appointed to Port Otago Board

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:50 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today announced the appointment of Thomas Campbell to the Board of Port Otago. More >>

Forecast predicts more heavy rainfall ahead for Otago

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:36 pm | Otago Regional Council

With ongoing rainfall, ORC staff are closely monitoring river levels; Engineering and Operations staff are out in the field ensuring culverts and outfalls are clear. ORC pump stations are ready to operate. ORC is not currently expecting any significant ... More >>

ORC launches ‘Where do you swim?’ survey

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:22 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has launched an online survey to identify where people swim in Otago and how they rate these locations as swimming destinations. Responses to the survey will help inform which swimming sites ORC monitors and the areas that ... More >>

Update on forecast heavy rains in Otago

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 6:23 pm | Otago Regional Council

Update on forecast heavy rains in Otago Otago Regional Council staff will be keeping a close watch on rainfall and river levels overnight. More >>

Mt Roy runoff risk prompts warning

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 3:48 pm | Otago Regional Council

Mt Roy runoff risk prompts warning The Otago Regional Council has issued a precautionary warning to Wanaka residents after inspections of the site of the recent 200ha fire showed a heightened risk of muddy flows and sediment run-off with heavy rain forecast ... More >>

Rivers could rise rapidly with heavy rains

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 4:28 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rivers could rise rapidly with heavy rains Despite current dry conditions, forecast heavy rains could cause flooding in Otago this week. Otago Regional Council staff will be keeping a close watch on river levels from Wednesday night to Friday morning. ... More >>

Queenstown’s new bus service proves popular

Monday, 29 January 2018, 8:44 am | Otago Regional Council

The first figures for Orbus Queenstown have been released today, showing over 85,000 trips for December 2017 (the first full calendar month of the new service). More >>

ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool

Friday, 19 January 2018, 2:11 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC seeking feedback on Leith river project with new tool Otago Regional Council (ORC) has begun public engagement on the enhancement of the Forth St to Otago Harbour reach of the Water of Leith, one of the final stages of the Leith Flood Protection ... More >>

Public given more time to feedback on Clutha consultation

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 3:40 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has extended the closing date for public feedback on the plan change ‘Managing the amount of water in the Clutha River/Mata-au.’ More >>

Safe to swim at Otokia Creek, Brighton

Monday, 15 January 2018, 2:26 pm | Otago Regional Council

The latest Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Otokia Creek, which runs into Brighton Beach, have shown low levels of bacteria and the creek is now safe to swim in. More >>

High levels of E. coli at Otokia Creek in Brighton

Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:15 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from the Otokia Creek, which runs into Brighton Beach, have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli . More >>

Check clean dry to avoid spreading freshwater pests

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

With the summer holiday season now well underway, Otago Regional Council (ORC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries are reminding everyone in Otago of the importance of cleaning their equipment between waterways to avoid the spread of unwanted freshwater ... More >>

Potentially toxic algae reported in Tomahawk Lagoon

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 5:02 pm | Otago Regional Council

High levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has been sampled from the Tomahawk lagoon in Dunedin, prompting a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people (and dogs) to avoid contact with the waters of the lagoon. More >>

High levels of E. coli at Clifton Falls

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from the Kakanui River at Clifton Falls have shown high levels of the bacteria E.Coli . More >>

Public Reminder to Look Out for Toxic Algae This Summer

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:15 am | Otago Regional Council

High levels of naturally occurring Phormidium or blue green-algae have been reported at the Confluence of Dunstan Creek and Manuherikia River today. Existing alerts are in place at Cardrona River. More >>

Low E. coli levels in Lakes Hayes

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 2:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Manager Resource Science Dean Olsen said the samples taken on Monday showed E. coli levels at 11 E. coli/100ml, compared to last week’s sample of 921/100ml. More >>

‘Can I swim here’ launched today, includes 25 Otago sites

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:17 pm | Otago Regional Council

A new ‘Can I swim here?’ online tool launched today means Otago residents and visitors can enjoy our rivers, lakes, and beaches with confidence this summer. The online tool shows the most up-to-date water quality information for 25 sites across ... More >>

High levels of E. coli in Lake Hayes

Monday, 18 December 2017, 5:41 pm | Otago Regional Council

Government water quality guidelines for recreational swimming areas are that those with less than 260 E.coli/ 100ml should be safe, whereas water with more than 550 E.coli/ 100ml poses a health risk.ORC’s most recent sampling in the area showed ... More >>

Dunedin bus patronage increases

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:27 pm | Otago Regional Council

An extra 14,000 passengers caught Dunedin buses in September this year – a 7.9 percent increase compared to the same month last year. More >>

   

 

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