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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.


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

Environment Court mediation process: FSO faces ongoing expenses re 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 Kiwi Bank Account: 38 - 9016 - 0202185 - 00

June 2015 - Te Anau Wastewater Project Committee: As a result of the Nov 2014 Hearings, SDC formed a new committee
and included Manapouri representatives. The committee met
for the frist time:.June 2015. to choose a contractor responsible
for peer reviewing the SDC's proposed sewage scheme.
. Committee Members

Aug 2015 - Peer Review Contractor Chosen by the committee noted above Pattle Delamore Partners (PDP). Engineering
specialists with a focus on environmental issues.
Contractor Chosen

Sept 2015 - Public Meeting held in Te Anau. Purpose of the meeting, for people to speak to the peer reviewer consultants:
Pattle Delamore Partners (see above). Newspaper reports:
Southland Times . Fiordland Advocate

Nov 10th - Film Night & Supper at the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn was a successful fund-raising event. Thanks to all who
attended for their contributions to FSO we hope everyone had an enjoyable evening.

Nov 12th - Peer Review Contractor presents preliminary findings: Fiordland Advocate. .

Other info:

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

Te Anau sewerage issue, 60 newspaper articles and 41 letters from the public. . From 2007 to 2015



We welcome your ideas as we get our fundraising projects rolling...

        Designer toilet rolls are on sale, cartoon wrappers by:.Martin Doyle
see the newspaper report, 4th June:
.Fiordland Advocate

Quiz Nights. A big thank you to everyone supporting this weekly event.
Proceeds raised at the Quiz Nights are donated to FSO. A fun time!
Every Tuesday 7p.m. Location:
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

        Decorative illuminations sold at the Winter celebrations were a success!
Thanks to all who made purchases, a big boost to our fundraising!

Firewood for Sale. Last weekend (8-9 Aug) working bee held to process
timber donated to FSO fundraising. Firewood for sale come February.
When ready to split & stack, we will need trailers & strong men to help.
If you can pitch in, please email Zeb: 


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.

FSO Inc. Committee

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:
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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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