Otago News & Alerts


DCC investigation into water issue continues

Mayor of Dunedin Aaron Hawkins says the Dunedin City Council is working hard to ensure a clean, safe permanent drinking water supply is re-established as soon as possible for residents in Waikouaiti, Karitane and Hawksbury Village.

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Water Skills for Life is the essential beginning for lifelong water safety

Water Skills For Life was developed for children in Years 1 – 8 to learn water safety. It establishes broad fundamental competencies for life-long water safety.

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Equipping students for a safe arrival

A sunny Castle Street in the heart of Otago University ‘studentville’ is the perfect place for Otago Coastal Prevention Teams to set up the Mobile Community Police Hub.

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Please keep out of Tomahawk Lagoon – potentially toxic algae is present

Results from the weekly samples taken at Tomahawk Lagoon have shown high levels of potentially toxic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Cyanobacteria can produce toxins which may cause serious illness in people and animals.

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Rapid review of health response to lead contamination

A rapid review into the health system response to lead contamination in Karitane and Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply is underway. Sample results from the Waikouaiti drinking-water supply have shown intermittent spikes in lead levels above the maximum acceptable value.

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