OSPRI is continuing to monitor the banks of Silverstream for 1080-contaminated possum carcasses following the weekend's flooding.
Footage filmed by Otago Regional Council staff in a helicopter has revealed the extent of the flooding of the Taieri River.
Two penguin carcasses have been discovered at Pilots Beach after a slip swept away nesting boxes at Taiaroa Head.
The cost of the deluge which battered eastern Otago and inundated towns and settlements south of Dunedin will be in the millions of dollars, authorities say.
A massive slip gouged the hillside above Blanket Bay during the storm which pounded eastern Otago on Saturday, tossing aside plants and possessions as it cut a kilometre-long path of destruction.
It may be days before flood-stricken Taieri Plain residents can return to their homes.
Further rain is predicted for Otago tomorrow, but authorities say it is unlikely to cause concern for those affected by flooding and slips caused by the weekend’s deluge.
A Cape Saunders resident awoke to a torrent of mud flowing down the hillside above, driving the cottage they were renting off its piles and splitting the building in two.
Otago pupils missed more than 65,000 half-days of school due to unjustifiable absence last year, according to Ministry of Education statistics.
Geotechnical assessments will be carried out this week on a devastating slip in Ravenswood Rd, St Clair.
Emergency Management Otago this morning lifted the state of emergency which existed since deluges and heavy wind battered Otago's eastern coast over the weekend.
The Otago Regional Council is calling on any farmers in the wider region able to offer support to those affected by the weekend's deluge to contact Federated Farmers.
Residents in Waitati, Seacliff and Waikouaiti are being asked to conserve water after heavy rain affected supply systems in those areas.
Police are warning motorists to stay cautious on Otago's roads after a wild storm caused slips and heavy rain gave way to frost and black ice.
Dunedin police are warning students to be vigilant after female flatmates discovered a male intruder in their student-quarter flat.
Authorities are opposed to renewing the liquor licences of three outlets owned by a Mosgiel business couple.
Police have charged a man with failing to identify the driver responsible for illegally dumping furniture in the central city earlier this year.
The fate of the planned cable car project in Mornington Park will be known next week.
Police have broken a meth ring that allegedly transported the destructive drug from the North Island to the lower South Island.
A woman lay on a South Dunedin footpath for almost an hour yesterday waiting for an ambulance after a medical event.