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Bellbird, Lake Manapouri, Fiordland New Zealand.
Permission granted from phoographert/Fairfax NZ. Sign by Ray Willett

A Brief Timeline

15 Nov 2013: Online notice by Environment Southland that the
Southland District Council (SDC) has applied for permits to
spray treated sewage onto land and discharge odour into the

air. Location: Kepler Block at the Te Anau-Manapouri Airport.

14 Feb 2014: Final date to send in a submission.
14 July 2014: Joint Hearing held in Te Anau.
18 July 2014: Hearing adjourned. Commissioners request more
. . . . . . . . . . .research to be carried out by SDC's experts.

Aug 2014: Society formed:.Fiordland Sewerage Options Inc.
................Email: teanausewage@gmail.com
................Facebook: www.facebook.com/fsoptions

17 Nov 2014: Hearing x3 days resumes.
20 Nov 2014: Hearing ends. Decision to be released Jan 2015
23 Jan 2015: Decision released. Consents granted.
31 Jan 2015: Fiordland Sewerage Options to appeal decision.


July 2015:
Our thanks for the helpful donations Fiordland Sewerage Options (FSO) has received. As we don't have contact details
for everyone who has made a contribution, please phone or email us if you would like a receipt: Phone 027-436-8882.
. Email

Environment Court mediation process, FSO faces ongoing expenses spearheading the upcoming meeting in court with SDC.
Any help to meet our costs is, as always, gratefully received. Donations can be made to our FSO account:

FSO Kiwi Bank Account: 38-9016-0202185-00

Fundraising: We welcome your ideas as we get the fundraising ball rolling with the following projects:

- sales from the popular Winter illumination decorations helped boost our funds, our thanks to all who made purchases.

- designer toilet rolls sales ongoing, cartoon wrappers by: .Martin Doyle .photo/article, 4th June edition: .Fiordland Advocate

- a big thank you to everyone for continuing to support the weekly Quiz Nights; proceeds raised are generously donated to FSO.

Quiz Nights - a fun time! Every Tuesday 7p.m. Location:
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn
.phone: 03 249 6652 .

FSO Chairman Report: FSO Annual General Meeting was held 11th June 2015. Chairman's Report, click on PDF file:

Newspaper articles, letters: . 2007 to 2015

FSO Inc. Committee

23 Jan 2015: Consent has been granted to Southland District Council
(SDC), by the Commissioners. Hearing decision report:
. Hearing Decision

1. Commissioners decision on Resource Consent Applications, consent is granted to SDC as follows:

(a) Discharge Permit No. 302625: To discharge treated wastewater onto land from the Te Anau wastewater treatment plant, via a spray irrigation system, onto land known as the Kepler Block legally described as Lot 2 DP 410687

(b) Discharge Permit to Air No. 302625A: To discharge contaminants to air, namely odour and spray drift, arising from the
irrigation of treated wastewater authorised by Discharge Permit 302625.

2. Recommendations to Southland District Council on Notice of Requirement:

We recommend that the SDC confirm the Notice of Requirement for Designation D80 by the Water and Waste Services
Division of the Council to designate land for public utility purposes (sewage works) on Lot 2 DP 410687.


The Kepler Block land where the pipeline will terminate is adjacent to the Te Anau-Manapouri Airport, approximately 19 kms from Te Anau;

the land is within 2.5 kms from the Manapouri town boundary and less than 1 km from nearby homes.

Photo below: area surrounding the Te Anau-Manapouri Airport when flooded, photo taken 1980's. Manapouri township in the background.

1980's flooding at Manapouri Airport

Download Application, (320 pages) 26 MB


..Below, all 150 submissions on the Sewage Project:

      ..Below, all 40 submissions on Notice of Requirement (NOR)
      . .     ..Designation D80, to designate land at the Kepler Block
      . Submissions, 1 - 40 . Submissions: 1 - 40     . for public utility purposes (sewage works). Re-zoning.
      . .     .
      . Submissions 41 - 72 . Submissions: 41 - 72    

. Submissions, Designation D80, Public Utility . Submissions on NOR. Re-zoning: 1 - 40

      . .     . .
      . Submissions 73 - 105 . Submissions: 73 - 105     . Below, Fish & Game submission, Resource Mgmt Officer:
      . .     . ,

SDC's Resource Consent

      . Submissions 106 - 150.. Submissions: 106 - 150       . Submission Fish & Game.. Submission: Fish & Game, J. Smyth. .

Application. 320 pgs

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