Our environment is our most important asset. We work with the community to ensure the sustainable use of our natural resources. The future of our beautiful region starts with protecting and caring for it today.

 

Reporting pollution to the ORC

We rely on the public to let us know where and when you see pollution of air, waterways, land and the coastal marine area. This brochure explains the process we take when people report pollution to ORC. Our pollution hotline is 0800 800 033.

“There are options up for discussion and we’re urging people in the community to make submissions now as the work programmes being discussed will have effects on them for the next 10 years ahead,” Chair Robertson says.

The proposed average rates impact for households would see possible increases of 18.6% for 2024-25, 11.2% for 2025-26 and 9.4% for 2026-27.

ORC’s Chair Gretchen Robertson acknowledges ratepayers have a strong interest in the types of services we undertake and what is affordable.

 

Lake Roxburgh.
Lake Roxburgh.

 

 

Lake Roxburgh is an artificial lake, created by the Roxburgh Dam, the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand.

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ORC vehicle by Lake Whakatipu.

ORC vehicle by Lake Whakatipu. We rely on the public to let us know where and when you see pollution of air, waterways, land and the coastal marine area. This brochure explains the process we take when people report pollution to ORC. Our pollution hotline is 0800 800 033.

Lake Roxburgh.

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Lake Roxburgh.

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Table - standard scroll

 

Order Start date Anticipated number of farms Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans*

North Otago FMU**

1 Feb 2024 

756 

256,264 

Lower Clutha Rohe***

1 Aug 2024 

821   337,328 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

1 Feb 2025 

913   1,033,254 

Taiari/Taieri FMU

1 Aug 2025 

520  484,782 

Catlins FMU 

1 Aug 2025 

185  83,944 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

1 Dec 2025 

342  86,339 

Table - standard scroll with header with primary colour and table is striped.

 

Order Start date Anticipated number of farms Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans*

North Otago FMU**

1 Feb 2024 

756 

256,264 

Lower Clutha Rohe***

1 Aug 2024 

821   337,328 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

1 Feb 2025 

913   1,033,254 

Taiari/Taieri FMU

1 Aug 2025 

520  484,782 

Catlins FMU 

1 Aug 2025 

185  83,944 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

1 Dec 2025 

342  86,339 

Table - card style table with use of secondary ORC colour for header row.

 

Order Start date Anticipated number of farms Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans*

North Otago FMU**

1 Feb 2024 

756 

256,264 

Lower Clutha Rohe***

1 Aug 2024 

821   337,328 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

1 Feb 2025 

913   1,033,254 

Taiari/Taieri FMU

1 Aug 2025 

520  484,782 

Catlins FMU 

1 Aug 2025 

185  83,944 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

1 Dec 2025 

342  86,339 

Table - standard scroll with Orbus theme

 

Order Start date Anticipated number of farms Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans*

North Otago FMU**

1 Feb 2024 

756 

256,264 

Lower Clutha Rohe***

1 Aug 2024 

821   337,328 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

1 Feb 2025 

913   1,033,254 

Taiari/Taieri FMU

1 Aug 2025 

520  484,782 

Catlins FMU 

1 Aug 2025 

185  83,944 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

1 Dec 2025 

342  86,339 

Table, fixed first column

 

FMU Order Start date Anticipated numbers of farms Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans* Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans* Approximate hectares covered by freshwater farm plans*

North Otago FMU**

North Otago FMU**

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

Lower Clutha Rohe***

Lower Clutha Rohe***

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

Upper Lakes Rohe, Dunstan Rohe, Manuherekia Rohe, Roxburgh Rohe 

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

Taiari/Taieri FMU

Taiari/Taieri FMU

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

Catlins FMU 

Catlins FMU 

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

Dunedin and Coast FMU 

1 Feb 2024 

756  1,033,254  1,033,254  1,033,254 

 

Page last updated 30 May 2024.