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6A guides
Council is producing a series of factsheets to inform and educate land users about Plan Change 6A.
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Leaders' Brief - December 2014
The Leaders Brief is ORC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter. It profiles decisions and initiatives under action by the ORC.
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Waterlines - Summer 2014
Waterlines, a newsletter on rural water issues around Otago, is published three times a year. It aims to keep farmers and other water users informed and updated with catchment community news.
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Environmental education events newsletter
This newsletter covers a range of environmental activities happening in and around Dunedin targeting the community and schools.
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NIWA Hotspot Weather Watch
Weekly update about the likelihood of hot dry weather conditions.
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Friday 30 January

Water take restrictions apply in the Taieri, Shag and Kakanui rivers which have reached minimum flow levels.  Other Central and North Otago rivers are also low.
Flow recalibration applied 26 January at 4pm for Dunstan Creek at Beattie Road.
Click here to find out more – water.orc.govt.nz

Dunedin bus services update

Corstorphine buses will be diverted via David, Thorn, Murray, and Skibo Sts, and Bangor Tce due to seven days of planned excavation work from Monday 9 February.

Minor delays are expected to the Portobello/Harington Point bus service, Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm, due to roadworks on Portobello Rd between Cowal St and Solar Tce until mid-May.

What's happening - events and operations

Our intensive summer monitoring of bacteria in many rivers and coastal areas is in full swing. Swimmers can check the quality of the water in Otago’s waterways here.

For more info view our water monitoring for recreational activities page.

Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow)
On 13 December 2014, the Otago Regional Council publicly notified Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow), changing the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (Water Plan).
Submissions close at 5pm, Monday 16 February 2015.
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Otago Regional Public Transport Plan 2014
The Otago Regional Council has adopted the Regional Public Transport Plan 2014 which will take effect from 24 December 2014. The Plan outlines the principles, policies, standards and controls the Otago Regional Council will apply in delivering its Public Transport function in Otago.
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