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Leaders Brief - December 2015
The Leaders Brief is ORC’s bi-monthly e-newsletter distributed to local and national decision-makers associated with resource management.
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Waterlines - Spring/Summer 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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Otagowide Magazine - Spring 2015
Otago Regional Council's twice-yearly newsletter which aims to show how the council and the people of Otago are managing the region's natural resources.
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Recreational water quality summer monitoring
Weekly water quality results will available here from December 2015 to March 2016
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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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Low Flow alerts are in place for the Pomahaka, Taieri and
Kakanui Rivers. 
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Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Wilding conifer management in Otago
ORC has been discussing the ongoing management of wildings with district councils and community stakeholders.
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Proposed Regional Policy Statement
The proposed RPS aims to make sure that Otago's natural and built resources are managed well, now and for the future. The RPS guides development of the district and regional plans, and resource consent decision-making
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Resource Consent Application - Kokiri Lime Company LTD
The Otago Regional Council has received applications from Kokiri Lime Company Limited for resource consents for the purpose of establishing and operating an open pit alluvial gold mine and associated activities.
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