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Cyanobacteria Confirmed In Lake Hayes

Monday, 17 February 2020, 5:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

People are advised to keep out of the lake and keep dogs well away for the time being. Testing today confirmed that algae in a water sample collected from Lake Hayes is the potentially toxic cyanobacteria, blue-green algae ( Anabaena lemmermannii) ... More >>

Former Tropical Cyclone Uesi Update

Friday, 14 February 2020, 5:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Duty Flood Officer Ellyse Gore: The former Tropical Cyclone Uesi is expected to bring rain to Otago over the weekend, but the chance of rainfall meeting warning criteria and posing serious issues for the region has lowered. MetService currently ... More >>

ORC Monitoring Potential Impact Of Former Tropical Cyclone UESI

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:25 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) Duty Flood Officer Ellyse Gore: While the exact impact of the deep low approaching the South Island of New Zealand is still uncertain, there is a chance of a significant and widespread weather event that may affect some of ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Future Of Otago's Natural And Physical Resources

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is inviting all people in Otago to take part in a questionnaire to find out which natural and physical resources they value or have concerns about in the region. ORC is responsible for managing Otago’s land, coast, ... More >>

ORC notifies decision on deferring provisions in Water Plan

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 10:49 am | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council is to delay the 2020 date for water quality provisions for farming to take effect after a successful plan change process (Plan Change 6AA to the Regional Plan: Water for Otago). This means some provisions of the Regional Plan: ... More >>

ORC monitoring heavy rainfall in Otago

Monday, 3 February 2020, 5:09 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is monitoring the effects of rainfall on lake and river levels around Otago as heavy rain is falling throughout the region, including in the Otago headwaters and the Pomahaka, Lower Clutha, South Otago, Lower Taieri ... More >>

ORC take steps to add a ferry to public transport network

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 8:26 am | Otago Regional Council

Following a Council decision today, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will take steps towards adding a water ferry to its public transport network in Queenstown. More >>

Old Man’s Beard must go!

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 3:34 pm | Otago Regional Council

Over the summer months, Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) biosecurity team are out and about inspecting properties for Old Man’s Beard. ORC is asking for support from the public to control this pest plant and stop it from spreading further. More >>

Otago Regional Council’s Natural Hazards Database made easy

Monday, 6 January 2020, 5:04 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) online Natural Hazards Database displays information on flooding, coastal hazards, alluvial fans, landslides and earthquakes on a map of the region. The interactive database has had an overhaul to be more intuitive ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #9

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

More heavy rain is predicted this weekend over the Otago headwaters, but it is not expected to raise lake levels as high as last week. More >>

Can I swim here? ORC monitoring popular swimming spots

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:56 pm | Otago Regional Council

Although you might be fooled by the recent wet weather, summer has arrived. Togs are being dusted off and people are heading to their favourite swimming spots to take a dip. More >>

Council approves ECO Fund recipients for October round

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:44 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) approved the recommendations of the ECO Fund decision panel today. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #8 - 9 Dec 2019

Monday, 9 December 2019, 1:38 pm | Otago Regional Council

Rain has now eased in the Otago headwaters and Lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka have begun to recede. Rivers feeding into the lakes, such as the Dart and Matukituki River, remain high but are also receding. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #7

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:50 am | Otago Regional Council

Attributable to Pete Stevenson, ORC Duty Flood Officer: Rain as forecast by Metservice in the Otago headwaters overnight has been as expected, and rivers feeding Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu are still rising slowly. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #6

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 12:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #6 Attributable to Pete Stevenson, ORC Duty Flood Officer: The heavy rain predicted yesterday by MetService fell overnight and has dropped off today, with lower intensity rain expected to continue for the rest of the weekend. ... More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #5

Friday, 6 December 2019, 1:13 pm | Otago Regional Council

A MetService heavy rain warning is now in effect until 9am Saturday, with a further warning likely to be issued for Saturday and Sunday. More >>

Heavy Rainfall Update #4

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:12 pm | Otago Regional Council

A MetService weather watch is in place for heavy rainfall in the Otago headwaters. Reasonably high intensity rain is also expected from morning to evening on Friday, but not as heavy as experienced earlier this week. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #3

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:03 pm | Otago Regional Council

Heavy rain is continuing to fall on the Otago headwaters today, after easing yesterday evening. A current MetService severe weather warning is in place until 4pm today. More >>

ORC Heavy Rainfall Update #2

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

There is a strong potential for high lake levels this week, as further periods of significant heavy rain follow the heavy rainfall experienced overnight and in the last few days. More >>

Seismic survey to map Lake Wanaka lake bed

Monday, 2 December 2019, 4:33 pm | Otago Regional Council

A recent review of active faults in the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts by GNS Science, commissioned by the Otago Regional Council (ORC), identified a likely active fault under Wanaka, which may be part of the North West Cardrona Fault. More >>

 

 

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