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Leaders' Brief — April 2014
Policy, planning and events news for resource managers.
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E-Coli fact sheet
Recreational guide to E.Coli in rivers and streams
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Otagowide Magazine — April 2014
ORC news from around the region.
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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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Blue-green algae fact sheet
Recreational guide to toxic algae in lakes and wetlands.
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Wednesday 9 April
Phormidium, a toxic algae potentially fatal to dogs is still
present in the Manuherikia River at Ophir bridge and up-
stream at Booths Road.

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Tuesday 8 April
Reminder for ratepayers that the last day of payment to avoid 
an additional charge of 10% on unpaid rates arrears will be 
Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 6 May 2014
Minimum flow community workshop - Waiwera catchment
Clinton Community Hall. 1.00pm - 3.00pm
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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Minimum flow community workshop - Pomahaka catchment
Tapanui, (West Otago) Community Centre, Social Hall. 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.

ORC Public Awareness and Satisfaction Survey
Let us know what ORC activities you are aware of, and whether you are satisfied with the services we provide.
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Draft Annual Plan 2014/15
The 2014/15 Draft Annual Plan is now available for comment. The Draft Annual Plan sets out the Council's proposed activities for 2014/15 commencing 1 July 2014
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Consultation Draft of Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated Water Management)
ORC is considering setting allocation limits and minimum flows for the Lindis River and maximum allocation volumes for the aquifers in the Bendigo-Tarras Basin in the Regional Plan: Water for Otago (Water Plan).
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Fulton Hogan Limited resource consent application - RM13.474
Proposed works for operating a solar sludge drying facility.
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Lakes Marina Projects Limited - RM14.026
Submissions received are now available to view.
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What's Happening

Land Air Water Aotearoa
Otago Regional Council (ORC) is part of a new website, Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA), launched this week displaying the results of water quality monitoring for rivers throughout the country.
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New sites added to Water Info database
New monitoring sites have recently been added to the Water Info database.
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River Flow Information
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Otago river, lake and rainfall information
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