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Water Quality rules guides
Council is producing a series of factsheets to inform and educate land users about Water Quality Rules
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Recreational water quality annual monitoring summary
A summary of the water quality results from December 2014 to March 2015
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Leaders' Brief - April 2015
The Leaders Brief is ORC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter. It profiles decisions and initiatives under action by the ORC.
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Waterlines - Winter 2015
Waterlines, a newsletter on rural water issues around Otago, is published three times a year. It aims to keep farmers and other water users informed and updated with catchment community news.
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Environmental education events newsletter
This newsletter covers a range of environmental activities happening in and around Dunedin targeting the community and schools.
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NIWA Hotspot Weather Watch
Weekly update about the likelihood of hot dry weather conditions.
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We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)
On 8 August 2015, the Otago Regional Council will formally notified Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management), changing the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (Water Plan). These changes seek to set minimum flows and allocation limits for the Lindis River and maximum allocation limits for the aquifers in the Bendigo-Tarras Basin.
It’s time to have your say by making a submission. Submissions close on 5pm, Friday 4 September 2015.
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Proposed Regional Policy Statement
ORC has notified the Proposed RPS, and submissions have now closed, with over 150 submissions having been received.
A Summary of Decisions Requested is anticipated to be notified in August, at which time there will be an opportunity to make further submissions.
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Long Term Plan 2015-2025
The Council have adopted the Long Term Plan (LTP) on June 24 2015. A total of 180 submissions were received, with 80 submitters speaking on their submissions throughout Otago during May.
The Summary of submissions and the decisions made on the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan are now available to view.
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