Otago is one of the largest geographic regions in Aotearoa New Zealand, with 31,000km2 of diverse landscape and stunning features, from the Southern Alps to the coast.

ORC is responsible for managing Otago’s natural resources on behalf of the community. The Council’s vision is that our environment and communities are healthy and connected ki uta ki tai (from the mountains to the sea).

We work closely with the five territorial councils in the region, key industry and community organisations to find the best approach to the challenges and opportunities facing Otago in the future.

Page last updated 2 July 2024.