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Water Conservation Order: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers

WCO: Ngaruroro and Clive Rigers

Five parties have made an application for a water conservation order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers.

The Environmental Protection Authority is managing the application process, and will support the Special Tribunal that has been set up to consider and report on this application.

This page has links to background information, and the latest updates on this application.

Key dates coming up

Technical evidence on the Upper Ngaruroro River is due at the following dates:

  •  Submitter evidence - by 2pm, 27 October 2017.

The Stage 1 (Upper Ngaruroro River) Hearing will begin on 14 November 2017. Parties wishing to speak at this hearing need to confirm their attendance with the EPA by 2pm, 1 November 2017.

If you are concerned that you have not been receiving information from us, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can update your contact information.

Latest Update - 20 Oct 2017

Applicants' Evidence in Chief

Published 20 October 2017

The Applicants' Evidence in Chief was received by the EPA on 20 October 2017.

Directions from the Tribunal 

Published 17 October 2017

The Tribunal has issued Minute and Direction 11 that directs all parties planning to call expert witnesses for the Stage 1 Hearing, to notify the EPA of their details and availability for caucusing by 20 October 2017

Indicative Stage 1 Hearing Schedule

Published 13 October 2017

The Stage 1 Hearing Schedule was updated on 13 October 2017. The schedule should provide you with an indication on when you are likely to be heard at the Stage 1 Hearing. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Indicative Stage 1 Hearing Schedule - 13 October 2017 (pdf, 326 kb)

Directions from the Tribunal

Published on 3 October 2017

The Tribunal has issued the following Minutes and Directions.

Minute and Direction 07 covers their decision on pre-hearing meeting issues, with an appended Stage 1 (Upper Ngaruroro River) hearing schedule.

Minute and Direction 08 sets out the process timetable with relevant dates for the provision of evidence, conferencing of experts, and confirming attendance at the Stage 1 (Upper Ngaruroro River) Hearing

Minute and Direction 09 sets out the Stage 1 (Upper Ngaruroro River) Hearing Notice

Responses on procedural matters

Published on 28 September 2017

The Tribunal has received written submissions on procedural matters.

Directions from the Tribunal

The Tribunal has released procedural directions from the pre-hearing conference.

Minute and Direction 06 sets out procedural directions for the management of the application.

In this section

About the Application

Find out more about the application for a water conservation order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers.

Submissions and notification

Read about making submissions and notification information.

Submissions received

View submissions online here

About the Special Tribunal

Read about the Tribunal members.

From the Tribunal

Read correspondence from and to the Tribunal, including Tribunal directions, memoranda and meeting minutes.


You can read the documents provided by the applicant and submitters below.

Previous updates

Read previous updates containing important notices relating to the application for the water conservation order.

Contact us

Contact the EPA's project team.

Related Information

​Ministry for the Environment's guidance on water conservation orders