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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 >>

ORC monitoring river and lake levels

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 2:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

ORC monitoring river and lake levels A MetService heavy rain watch is currently in place for the Otago headwaters, with another period of heavy rain expected early in the coming week. The Regional Council’s 24/7 duty flood officers will be monitoring ... More >>

Regional Council Chair accepts Ministerial direction

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 1:51 pm | Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Councillors have received a letter from Minister for the Environment David Parker summarising the outcome of an investigation he requested in May into ORC’s preparedness to resolve historic mining privileges ahead of their 2021 deadline. More >>

ORC reminds private bore users to regularly test water

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) state of the environment (SoE) monitoring bores have detected elevated levels of E. coli in two Otago locations. ORC immediately notified the bore users and the Southern District Health Board. More >>

Otago Regional Councillors elect Cr Marian Hobbs to Chair

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:39 pm | Otago Regional Council

Incoming members of the Otago Regional Council (ORC) today elected Cr Marian Hobbs of the Dunedin ward to serve as Chairperson for the new triennium. Cr Hobbs was nominated by Cr Alexa Forbes and Cr Kate Wilson. More >>

Rivers and Lakes Rainfall Update 2

Friday, 11 October 2019, 2:59 pm | Otago Regional Council

MetService have now lifted the Severe Weather Watch for heavy rainfall in Coastal Otago. The heaviest of the predicted rainfall has passed, but light to moderate rainfall is still expected to continue through to midday Saturday. Rivers and streams in Coastal ... More >>

Rivers and Lakes Rainfall Update

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 2:30 pm | Otago Regional Council

Metservice have lifted the Severe Weather Warning for Otago lakes and rivers in the headwaters, however the Severe Weather Watch for Coastal Otago is still in place, with heavy rainfall predicted between this afternoon and Saturday morning. The highest ... More >>

Recommendation on Queenstown Lakes wastewater overflow

Monday, 7 October 2019, 1:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today recommended that Hearing Commissioners decline a consent application by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) to discharge wastewater overflows into freshwater receiving environments. The recommendation was ... More >>

ORC approves return of Harbourmaster responsibilities

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:19 pm | Otago Regional Council

Councillors today approved the process to reverse the 2006 transfer of Harbourmaster functions for Lake Dunstan, meaning the Otago Regional Council (ORC) will take these responsibilities back from the Central Otago District Council (CODC). More >>

ORC to extend water plan rule timeframes

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 3:29 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) resolved today to notify a plan change that proposes to postpone the date when certain water quality rules come into effect, from 1 April 2020 to 1 April 2026. This plan change will lay the ground for another in 2020, to ... More >>



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