Otago Region

The main issues in our province include a very diverse range of local ones as well as the big national issues. We cover environmental matters, the high country landscape, rates and how they are based and water quantity and quality are among these.

What's been happening

Clutha District Council Landscape Review

Posted on 14/02/2017
Clutha District Council is required to review the Outstanding Natural Landscapes in the district as part of their overall review of the Clutha District Plan.

Conversion of Deemed Permits to RMA Permits

Posted on 14/02/2017
Background: what is a Deemed Permit? In the 1880s, mining laws permitted the taking of water for mining purposes in water races, dams, creeks and channels across Otago. This was done on a first-in first-served basis.

Conversion of Deemed Permits to RMA Permits

Posted on 14/02/2017
Background: what is a Deemed Permit? In the 1880s, mining laws permitted the taking of water for mining purposes in water races, dams, creeks and channels across Otago. This was done on a first-in first-served basis.

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