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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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Upcoming Events and Operations

1 May - 30 September 2014
Due to fish spawning, there are no planned river works being undertaken between May 1 and September 30. Work is restricted during this period to the removal of debris from dams for flood mitigation purposes where necessary.

24 September 2014 - 10am
Soil database (S-map™) tutorial

Landcare Research soil scientist Sam Carrick will give a brief introduction and tutorial on S-map™, New Zealand’s soils database.
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7 October 2014 - 7pm
Water management public meeting - Lindis Catchment

In April 2014 ORC released the draft consultation documents for Proposed Plan Change 5A (Lindis: Integrated water management). New information has come out of the consultation processes. Please come along to this workshop to learn about the potential implications of this for the plan change proposal.
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6-9 October 2014
Lakes Wakatipu & Wanaka flood readiness drop in sessions

Learn more about the flood risk in your area at one of these free public drop in sessions being held in Wanaka, Queenstown, Glenorchy & Kingston.
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Have Your Say

We welcome your input on plans and strategies under development.


Proposed Plan Change 3B (Pomahaka catchment minimum flow)
Changes seek to set a primary allocation limit and minimum flow for the Pomahaka catchment, along with a supplementary minimum flow to manage future allocation. An alluvial ribbon aquifer for the catchment is proposed and its groundwater will be managed as surface water. Submissions have now closed.
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Proposed Plan Change 4C (Groundwater management: Cromwell Terrace Aquifer)
Changes seek to set a maximum allocation limit for the Cromwell Terrace Aquifer in Schedule 4A of the Water Plan. Submissions have now closed.
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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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Fulton Hogan Ltd - RM13.474 notified hearing
An application has been received from Fulton Hogan Ltd for consent to discharge contaminants, namely odour, to air for the purpose of operating a solar sludge drying facility.
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2014 Bus Timetable
The 2014 bus timetable is out now, you can view individual timetables on our Bus page, or download the whole timetable below.

Dunedin 2014 bus timetable (1 MB)

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