Otago News & Alerts


Severe Weather Outlook

A cold front is expected to move northeast over the South Island on Wednesday and across the North Island on Thursday, bringing a period of rain or showers.

There is low confidence of rainfall accumulations reaching warning amounts in Fiordland and the ranges of southern Westland during Wednesday.

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to build over New Zealand on Friday and persist through Saturday, bringing mostly settled weather to much of the country.

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Civil Defense – Get Flood Prepared

Floods happen often in New Zealand and can cause a lot of damage and loss of life. Find out what to do before, during and after flooding.

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Nevis Bluff, SH6, spring 2021 programme – keeping people safe from bouncing rocks

From next Monday, 1 November 2021, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Nevis Bluff spring safety programme gets underway.

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Otira Gorge closure first week November, Rock Shelter remediation completion

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will be closing the Otira Gorge next week in order to undertake maintenance at the Rock Shelter, clearing the build-up of shingle and rocks on the shelter roof.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region.  The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play.  It has a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of our youth and delivering what they want to do to be active.  Sport New Zealand are specifically targeting Maori, Pacifica, and children with disabilities, but projects to active all inactive and under-active youth can be considered.

Extended Road Closure – Nevis Road

Due to a land slip and damage, Nevis Road will remain closed until 15 October.

The Nevis Road will stay closed longer than usual because of a slip and damage that occurred over winter.

The road was due to open on Thursday (30 September) but will remain closed until 15 October due to the land slip and intense scouring of the track.

Central Otago District Council’s contractor will be on site to repair the damage and it is hoped road will be reopened as soon as possible.
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Covid 19 Symptoms

If you develop symptoms of Covid – 19 you need to get a test 

John St Playground Upgrade Community Ideas Picnic

The playground on John Street in Ranfurly is getting an upgrade and we’re on a mission to enlist community input to help us create the ultimate play space.

We’ve had a really good response so far to our John Street Playground Survey: Survey John Street Reserve

And now that we are at Alert Level 2 we are keen to hold an in-person event at the playground. We would love to meet with families to chat and get more ideas to help us in the design process.

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Council Services at Alert Level 2

All Council facilities, including our service centres, libraries and pools, are open under Alert Level 2.

Community funding available

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region.  The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play. 
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