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Leaders' Brief - September 2014
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 — August 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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Bus alert - new bus stop

Dunedin City Council are installing a new bus stop outside
47 - 51 Burns Street.  This stop will be pick-up drop-off only
and replaces the nearby stop in Neville Street which will need
to be removed when the Neville Street road layout is changed. 
The change will take effect at the end of October.

What's happening - events and operations

Wilding Pines Field day
Naseby Hall, Thursday 30 October 2014.
Meet at the Naseby Hall at 1.30pm, then travel to a nearby farm for control technique demonstration.
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2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards
Entries are open until 31 October, for the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
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2014-15 rates assessment
The 2014-15 rates assessments are now out. To view our rates information page click here, or download the 2014-15 rates assessment brochure below.

2014-15 rates assessment brochure (1 MB)

Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Draft Significance and Engagement Policy
Council has prepared a draft Significance and Engagement Policy. This policy provides guidelines for determining the level of significance of any proposals and issues that the council may be dealing with. You are invited to give us your comments on this draft policy. We will need to receive your comments no later than 10 November 2014.
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Proposed Plan Change 4C (Groundwater management: Cromwell Terrace Aquifer)
The hearing of submissions will occur in the Regional House, 70 Stafford St, Dunedin on Tuesday 11 November 2014 from 10.30am.
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Proposed Plan Change 3B (Pomahaka catchment minimum flow)
The hearing of submissions will occur in the Regional House, 70 Stafford St, Dunedin on Thursday 13 November 2014 from 10.00 am.
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Consultation Draft of Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow)
Changes seek to set a primary allocation limit and minimum flow for the Waiwera catchment, along with a supplementary minimum flow to manage future allocation. The period for providing feedback on the Consultation Draft of Proposed Plan Change 3C (Waiwera catchment minimum flow) closes at 5pm on Friday 31 October 2014.
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Draft Otago Regional Public Transport Plan 2014
The draft Regional Public Transport Plan sets out the framework for managing public transport services in Otago. Submissions have now closed.
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