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  • 20 June 2011

    Despite extensive opposition to Port Otago’s Next Generation Project, the company has been granted resource consent to dredge Otago Harbour… By Rebecca Fox (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, June 20, 2011

  • 19 April 2011

    Existing commercial fishing operations off the Otago coast could become unviable should Port Otago’s plan to dredge the harbour and dump…   By Ellie Constantine (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, April 19, 2011    

  • 6 July 2010

    Huirapa Upoko (chief) David Ellison has challenged all concerned about the impact of Port Otago’s plans to dredge Otago Harbour to … By Rebecca Fox [mappress] Source: odt, July 6, 2010;

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Port Otago has now taken receipt of the tug Arihi following acceptance trials in Turkey, Next Generation Port Otago announced in its latest e-Bulletin. The next step is to put the 30-tonne bollard tug onto a specialized cargo ship for the 16,000 kilometer journey to Port Chalmers. After its arrival in July, Arihi will be put to […]

  • 22 February 2012

    Port Otago’s plan to dredge Otago Harbour and dump the spoil off-shore will have its day in court after mediation with fishing… By Rebecca Fox  (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, February 22, 2012; Image: portotago

  • 28 May 2010

    Port Otago has lodged a resource consent application with the Otago Regional Council for its proposed “next generation” $100 million channel… [mappress] Source: odt, May 28, 2010;

  • 23 June 2011

    The time-frame of Port Otago’s expanded dredging operations will be eased back with the imminent vessel downsizing by its largest customer,… By Simon Hartley (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, June 23, 2011

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Otago Regional Council today acknowledged the long and dedicated service of Geoff Plunket – a man behind the recent harbor dredging project – who retired recently as chief executive of Port Otago Group. The acknowledgment coincided with the port company’s presentation to ORC councilors of its annual report. The group achieved a $38.7 million tax-paid profit […]

  • 16 February 2011

    Shipping giant Maersk is backing Port Otago’s more than $100 million proposal to widen and deepen shipping lanes into Port Chalmers for … By Simon Hartley (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, February 16, 2011;

  • 25 August 2011

    As Port Otago’s Next Generation project consents have not yet been resolved, the company is seeking a three-year renewal of maintenance dred… Submissions close on September 9. By Rebecca Fox (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, August 25, 2011;

  • 19 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new marine community monitoring initiative, led by the University of Otago’s Department of Marine Science and the New Zealand Marine Studies Center, is set to begin exploring the consequences of dredging on Otago Harbor’s rocky shore communities. Funded by the Otago Pilot of the Participatory Science Platform, the Sediment and Seashores monitoring project is […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith has granted Port Otago’s application to deepen its Otago Harbour channel in anticipation of the arrival of bigger container ships on the New Zealand coast. The company had originally sought consent from the Otago Regional Council for resource consent to: • Deepen, widen, and maintain the lower harbour channel; the […]

  • 27 June 2011

    Community and fishing groups who oppose Port Otago’s Next Generation Project will be meeting this week to decide whether to appeal the… By Rebecca Fox (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, June 27, 2011

  • 28 March 2011

    Port Otago’s long-term “next generation” channel-deepening proposal may be its largest project during the past 145 years, but it has… By Simon Hartley and Rebecca Fox (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, March 28, 2011  

  • 11 August 2010

    Public submissions on Port Otago’s proposed widening and deepening of the lower harbour, covering about 13km of channel from Port Chalmers… By Simon Hartley [mappress] Source: , August 11, 2010;

  • 8 January 2010

    Listed Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has lodged resource consent applications to deepen its navigation channel for larger vessels, at a cost of up to $100 million; a process Port Otago hopes to follow during the next few months. [mappress] Source: Otago Daily Times, January 8, 2010;

  • 21 June 2011

    Dredging Otago Harbour and disposing of the soil at sea is not the way for Port Otago to move into the 21st Century, said Green Party Co… By Green Party (infonews) [mappress] Source: infonews, June 21, 2011

  • 2 September 2010

    The consent hearing for Port Otago’s Project Next Generation harbour-dredging application may be put on hold for up to six months because… By John Lewis and Rebecca Fox (odt) [mappress] Source: odt, September 2, 2010;

  • 26 February 2010

    Port Otago’s up to $100 million plans for deepening 13km of the its shipping channel is its largest single capital expenditure project. Dredging began in 1866 and has since removed about 34 million cubic metres of spoil. [mappress] Source:odt,February 26,2010;

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port Otago has just released its latest e-Bulletin, updating on the progress made across the port and the Next Generation capital works program. According to the port, a 25-year maintenance dredging and disposal consent has been received by the Environment Court. Geoff Plunket, Port Otago current Chief Executive said that the latest dredging consent, […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Dunedin City Council and Port Otago Ltd today announced a significant investment program to restore and develop the Te Rauone beach and reserve over the next three years. During the past century, the sea has eroded the beach, causing significant issues for the environment and community. The adjoining reserve is the only public area […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Port Otago will begin a month-long trial of harbor dredging in the following days to assess the suitability of its dredger New Era to undertake the ”Next Generation” dredging scheme. According to Port Otago Chief Executive Geoff Plunket, this trial is scheduled to last until the end of April and will determine New Era’s effectiveness and productivity. The dredger […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Otago Regional Council (ORC) has begun public engagement on the enhancement of the Forth St to Otago Harbor reach of the Water of Leith, one of the final stages of the Leith Flood Protection Scheme. ORC Director Engineering, Hazards and Science, Dr Gavin Palmer, said that this stage of the long-term project is an exciting […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Heron Construction Co. recently completed stage one of the Next Generation Capital Dredging on Port Otago allowing large container ships like the Laust Maersk to make full use of the extra channel depth to carry more cargo. The port’s TSHD “New Era” dredged the sand and Heron Construction’s backhoe ‘Kimihia’ dredged the silty and rocky […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Trailing suction hopper dredger New Era has returned from Lyttelton, where she was undertaking the annual maintenance dredging, and is re-commencing Stage 1 of the Port Otago’s capital dredging works. The dredging, part of the ‘Next Generation Port Otago’ infrastructural program, will allow larger ships to access Port Chalmers. The New Era will be used to remove sand, silt and clay […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Port Otago will become the first port in New Zealand to deepen its shipping channel for the next generation of container shipping as part of a $30 million upgrade over the next two years. The infrastructural works program, ‘Next Generation Port Otago’ will allow larger ships to access Port Chalmers while bolstering the port’s services […]