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Water quality rules guides
Council is producing a series of factsheets to inform and educate land users about the new water quality rules.
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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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Leaders' Brief - October 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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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 annual monitoring summary
A summary of the water quality results from December 2014 to March 2015
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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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Flood and Drainage Schemes – Economic Assessment
Flood protection schemes work by keeping the water within the river banks during high flow events. Drainage schemes operate throughout the year to control groundwater levels.
This consultation survey is being undertaken to better understand the views of ratepayers on the benefits of flood protection and drainage schemes currently in place in Taieri and Lower Clutha.
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Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management)
Following public notification of Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management) and receipt of submissions, ORC has prepared and notified a Summary of Decisions Requested and is calling for further submissions.
Further submissions closed on Friday 9 October 2015.
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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
Further submissions closed on Friday 25 September 2015.
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