Otago Regional Council’s Response to Lake Snow

A Planners Evaluation

  • Stephanie Kay Dwyer Lincoln Univerity
  • Ronlyn Duncan
Keywords: Biosecurity, framing, lake snot/snow, Lake Wanaka, Ministry for Primary Industries, Otago Regional Council, risk, uncertainty.


Regionals Council ability to response to invasive species under the Biosecurity Act 1993 is essential to protecting New Zealand’s economy, environment and society. Otago Regional Council response to usual phenomenon lake snow in Otago is investigated as a case study approach through triangulation of document analysis and informal discussions.  The findings highlight the implementation ‘gaps’ and challenges encountered by one regional council through identification, researching and managing the nuisance algae.


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