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Orari River Protection Group

The purpose of the Orari River Protection Group is to prevent any degradation of the Orari River. One of the threats to the river is a proposed dam for an irrigation scheme, which  will destroy the natural character of the river.Orari River Protection Group

Mission Statement 

The purpose and objectives of the  Orari River  Protection Group (Incorporated)
  • To protect the environmental and cultural integrity of the  Orari River  in its free flowing state
  • To retain the gorge in its free-flowing state
  • To retain the integrity of the river hydrology
  • To maintain public access to the  Orari River  as an educational and recreational resource
  • To advocate for greater protection of the upper  Orari River  and catchment in District and Regional plans
  • To recognise the potential for over-allocation and advocate for the development of an Integrated Catchment Management plan.
The  Orari River  Protection Group is a member of ECO (Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand).

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Orari River Protection Group
c/- 78 Silverton Road
New Zealand

Chairperson: Ad Sintenie
Secretary: Cathy Sintenie
Treasurer: Brian Clearwater


Telephone: (03) 696-3888


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