Flooding

Flood concerns aired

Flood concerns aired

A "full and frank" discussion was held between Taieri ratepayers affected by May's floods and the Otago Regional Council at a private meeting yesterday, chairman Stephen Cairns says.

Flood on agenda at ORC meeting

Nearly six weeks after persistent rain caused flooding on the Taieri, the Otago Regional Council has agreed to meet affected landowners.

Anger over floodgate risk

A group of Taieri upper pond ratepayers claim their lives and livelihoods were put at "unnecessary risk" by the early dropping of flood gates without consultation during last month's floods.

Manuherikia prompts flood warning

Unseasonably warm weather in parts of Central Otago has triggered the first flood warning on the Manuherikia River.

$700,000 bill for roads in Dunedin

The estimated cost of fixing the damage to Dunedin's roads from last month's coastal flooding has nearly doubled and the damage to Otago's highways is estimated to be about $300,000.

Debriefing on flood

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will this evening hold a meeting to discuss last month's flood with the community. Mayor Clive Geddes said he had already had a debriefing with the council's emergency management team.

Necessity of flood gates in question

Necessity of flood gates in question

Whether or not there is a future for the Taieri spill gates tampered with during last month's flood is being investigated by the Otago Regional Council.

University's master plan impacts on flood scheme

The University of Otago's master plan is forcing the Otago Regional Council to look at alternative approaches to its Leith-Lindsay flood protection scheme.

Plans need to be put before public promptly

Proposals for flood mitigation works at East Taieri need to be taken to residents "with haste", Otago regional councillor David Shepherd says.

University's master plan affects flood scheme

University's master plan affects flood scheme

The University of Otago's master plan is forcing the Otago Regional Council to look at alternative approaches to its Leith-Lindsay flood protection scheme.

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