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Mooving Day stock transfer preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent spillage

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for Mooving Day - the annual transfer of animals between farms for winter grazing in Otago. OR...

Proposed changes to Wakatipu public transport well received

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Significant improvements to public transport in the Wakatipu Basin are one step closer to being rolled out later this year.   Otago regional councillors yesterday approved an amendment to the Otago...

Geography students to learn first-hand about South Dunedin

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Students from Kings High School and Bayfield High School will get to whet their appetites for natural science with an opportunity for hands-on learning about the geography and hydrology of South...

Otago Weather watch - Advisory #3

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is pleased to report there were no major river flooding incidents resulting from the additional rain that fell across the region over the last few days. ORC staff have...

Otago Weather watch - Advisory #2

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to monitor river levels across Otago as a precaution. ORC staff reported that there were no issues overnight with The Water of Leith, Lindsay Creek or...

Otago Weather situation - Advisory #1

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is continuing to closely monitor Otago river levels in light of the heavy rain forecast overnight and into tomorrow as a result of Cyclone Cook. ORC Director Engineerin...

Heavy rain likely to push up Otago rivers

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Otago Regional Council is keeping an eye on river levels in light of a severe weather warning issued by MetService today.  Heavy rain is expected in eastern Otago from around 3am tomorrow to 6a...

Submissions open on ORC draft Annual Plan

Monday, 03 April 2017

Submissions open today on the Otago Regional Council’s 2017/18 draft Annual Plan, which outlines proposed changes to the council’s work programme from the Long Term Plan. A consultation document...

Wanaka events to showcase Southern Lakes research

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Southern Lakes district residents will soon have an opportunity to learn more about their lakes and the people that use them, with two unique events planned for Queenstown and Wanaka between March ...

Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The two-week old health warning in place at Lake Waihola where the re-occurrence of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) was of concern, has now been lifted and the lake is again safe...

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