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ORC Receives Report On States And Trends Of Freshwater In Otago

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 4:24 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today received a significant state of the environment report on river and lake water quality in the region. The study reports on the state of water quality on a site-by-site basis, relative to nationwide targets specified ... More >>

ORC Adopts Draft Long-term Plan 2021-31 For Consultation

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:55 pm | Otago Regional Council

The consultation period will run from 9 April to 9 May, including information and submission forms online and a consultation document distributed to mailboxes region wide. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has today adopted its Draft Long-term Plan ... More >>

Statement On Long-term Plan 2021-31 Funding Arrangements

Friday, 19 March 2021, 9:11 am | Otago Regional Council

Today we’ve published a report for next Wednesday’s Council Meeting, outlining the proposed funding arrangements for our draft Long-term Plan 2021-31. The proposal includes what we recognise is a hefty rates increase in year one, with smaller increases ... More >>

Independent Reports Recommend Considerations Following Kaikorai Fish Deaths

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 5:15 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has received two independent reports into fish deaths in the lower Kaikorai Lagoon, which followed the mechanical opening of the coastal mouth by ORC contractors as a flood mitigation. ORC commissioned the two ... More >>

ORC Presents First Otago Climate Change Risk Assessment

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 4:49 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) received its first Otago Climate Change Risk Assessment (OCCRA) at a meeting of the Data and Information Committee today. The Risk Assessment is a milestone report on the impacts of climate change and its associated risks and ... More >>

Groundwater Monitoring Sets State Of Environment Benchmarks In Otago

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) science team presented a comprehensive State of the Environment (SOE) groundwater quality report for the entire Otago region to a meeting of the Data and Information Committee today. The report provides baseline ... More >>

ORC Presenting River Management Proposal To Arrow And Cardrona Communities

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 11:34 am | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is returning to the Arrow and Cardrona communities next week to hold public meetings on how it proposes to manage flows in these rivers. The proposal is based on input from the communities about their values for the rivers, ... More >>

Update On Kaikorai Estuary Fish Deaths Investigation

Monday, 8 March 2021, 4:05 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) investigation of fish deaths in the Kaikorai estuary has found no conclusive evidence of an upstream pollution event, but scientific advice identified that degraded water quality, high temperatures and the opening ... More >>

ORC’s ECO Fund Is Now Open For Applications

Monday, 1 March 2021, 3:31 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) community grants fund, the ECO Fund, is open for applications until 20 March. The Environment Community Otago (ECO) fund supports community-led projects that seek to protect, enhance and promote Otago’s environment. ... More >>

Seismic Survey Maps Part Of Lake Wānaka Lakebed

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 4:00 pm | Otago Regional Council

The results of a seismic mapping project on the bed of Lake Wānaka have provided further evidence of a likely active fault identified in 2019. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) commissioned NIWA to undertake the mapping in late 2019, after a desk-based ... More >>

ORC Investigating Kaikorai Stream Fish Kill

Monday, 22 February 2021, 5:14 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council’s (ORC) pollution team attended the site of a fish kill at Kaikorai stream on Saturday, and have taken water samples for testing. ORC will undertake an investigation of the fish deaths and seek to determine whether ... More >>

Sediment Analysis From Waikouaiti River Shows Normal Levels Of Lead

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 4:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today received results of riverbed sediment samples taken upstream and downstream of the water intake for the Waikouaiti raw water reservoir. The results indicate only background, ambient concentrations, and not elevated levels ... More >>

Initial Waikouaiti River Water Samples Show No Signs Of Lead Contamination

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 1:38 pm | Otago Regional Council

Test results received by the Otago Regional Council (ORC) today have shown no indication of lead contamination in the Waikouaiti River. Samples were taken of river water upstream and downstream of the intake for the Waikouaiti raw water reservoir on the ... More >>

ORC Flood Alert Service Survey Closing Soon

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 2:22 pm | Otago Regional Council

An Otago Regional Council (ORC) Flood Alert Service survey which began in December 2020 will close at the end of January. The survey aims to find out how best to communicate with Otago residents about flood information and updates. While the survey has been ... More >>

Otago Rivers And Rainfall Update #6

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 1:08 pm | Otago Regional Council

High intensity heavy rain forecast for this afternoon and tonight could cause flash flooding, surface flooding, and rising rivers. A Metservice heavy rain watch is in place for Central Otago, North Otago, inland Dunedin and the Clutha from midday-midnight ... More >>

Rivers And Rainfall Update #5

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 4:52 pm | Otago Regional Council

Attributed to Jean-Luc Payan, duty flood officer. Although rivers have been receding slowly over the past few days, a further MetService heavy rain watch for tomorrow may have a greater than normal impact due to the current high river levels in most ... More >>

Rivers And Rainfall Update #4

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 4:07 pm | Otago Regional Council

A heavy rain watch currently in place is likely to impact most significantly on the Manuherekia and Kakanui Rivers. The rain watch, which applies to Central Otago, North Otago and Dunedin, sees 20-40mm of rain expected this afternoon and tonight. ... More >>

Rivers And Rainfall Update #3

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 11:44 am | Otago Regional Council

Sharon Hornblow, ORC duty flood officer. The severe weather warning for Otago has now been lifted, although some rainfall and isolated thunderstorms are still expected today. Some rivers in Otago will continue to rise today. Rivers remain high throughout ... More >>

Rivers And Rainfall Saturday 2 Jan 2021 Update #2

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 6:47 am | Otago Regional Council

Evening of 2 January 2021 Further to the advisory issued earlier today, forecast rainfall is continuing, with rivers expected to continue to rise, possibly significantly, overnight. Rivers are now running high throughout much of Otago, primarily in the ... More >>

Heavy Rain Sees Rivers Rising In Coastal And North Otago

Saturday, 2 January 2021, 2:01 pm | Otago Regional Council

With a MetService heavy rain warning in place for parts of Otago, rivers are rising in coastal and North Otago, and could continue to rise significantly this afternoon and overnight. Yesterday’s heavy rainfall is forecast to intensify, with a further ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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