Otago

ORC struggles with inspection backlog

Nearly 2000 resource management inspections and audits have not been completed as the Otago Regional Council struggles to keep up with heavy workloads caused by legislation changes.

Work commute ends in dramatic river rescue

Work commute ends in dramatic river rescue

A submerged fence appears to have been all that saved Roda Davidson from being swept away by the Kakanui River yesterday.

Welfare centres set up as travellers stranded

Welfare centres set up as travellers stranded

Welfare centres were set up last night in four North Otago towns along State Highway 1 to provide accommodation and food for motorists trapped by floodwaters.

Moves to improve minimum flows during dry periods

The Lindis River may still run dry during hot summers, but not as often or as much, under a new proposal to improve the state of the waterway.

Three more catchment meetings

The Otago Regional Council is holding more meetings around the region as part of its catchment minimum flow-setting process.

Otago lauded in Hobbit featurette

Otago lauded in Hobbit featurette

Two of Otago's best-kept secrets have been given global exposure by the stars of The Hobbit in the worldwide home entertainment release of The Desolation of Smaug this week.

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