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6A guides
Council is producing a series of factsheets to inform and educate land users about Plan Change 6A.
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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 - Autumn 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 Regional Policy Statement
The Proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) will be publicly notified on Saturday 23 May 2015; it’s time to have your say by making a submission. 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 district and regional plans, and resource consent decision making.
Submissions close 5pm, Friday 24 July 2015.
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Proposed Kakanui River Management Strategy
The ORC, in collaboration with the local community and other interested stakeholders, is developing a river management strategy for the Kakanui and Kauru rivers.
Public feedback is currently being sought and submissions close on Friday June 12, 2015.
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Southern Clams Limited Resource Consent Application RM14.106
The Otago Regional Council has received an application from Southern Clams Limited for resource consents to establish three aquaculture sites within Otago Harbour.
Submissions closed on Friday 20th March 2015.
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