Media releases - 2010

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North Otago aquifer hits 10-year peak

Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Groundwater levels in the North Otago volcanic aquifer have hit a 10-year peak, because of recent high rainfall.

Water quality forum planned for Oamaru

Thursday, 03 June 2010

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is following up last month's successful Good Water, Good Farming forum at Cromwell with a similar event at Oamaru towards the end of this month.

Otago flood records remain intact

Monday, 31 May 2010

Last week's flooding may have caused widespread damage and disruption in Otago, but according to data compiled by the Otago Regional Council (ORC), it did not set any new records.

Rural water strategy rationale vindicated by water quality results

Monday, 31 May 2010

Water quality plays a vital role in determining the physical health of waterways, but it is not the only factor, according to Otago Regional Council (ORC) director environmental information and...

Otago flood warning update - 30 May 1000 hours

Sunday, 30 May 2010

River levels are falling throughout Otago and flooding is receding, however some flood warnings remain in place.

Flood Warning for Mosgiel and Dunedin catchments - 29 May 0700 hours

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Heavy rain overnight has caused some surface flooding in and around Mosgiel.

Otago Flood Warning Update - 29 May 0930 hours

Saturday, 29 May 2010

MetService have issued a severe weather warning for eastern Otago. Heavy rain is continuing to fall in and around Dunedin, Mosgiel and coastal South Otago and is expected to continue until around 2...

Otago Flood Warning Update - 29 May 1300 hours

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Heavy rain is continuing to fall in many parts of coastal Otago, north and south of Dunedin, and is expected to continue until around 2-3pm today.

Otago flood warning update - 29 May 1730 hours

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Rainfall is beginning to decrease across coastal Otago, north and south of Dunedin, with MetService expecting another 5-10 mm over the next 12 hours. Flood conditions are beginning to ease in some...

Queenstown getting new bus services

Friday, 28 May 2010

Preparations are in full swing for the launch of new and improved trial bus services in Queenstown in July.

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