Documents lodged with the Environment Court

Ten parties have lodged further proceedings with the Environment Court regarding the Special Tribunal's recommendation report on the WCO application.

The parties are: 

  1. NZ King Salmon
  2. Trustpower
  3. Save our Springs - Kevin Moran
  4. Robert and Cherrie Chubb
  5. A P Reilly
  6. Upper Takaka Irrigators
  7. David Scotland & Sally-Anne Neal
  8. Federated Farmers
  9. Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill
  10. Tasman District Council

View the documents lodged with the Environment Court (Under heading 'Objections and appeals')

Section 210 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) directs that the Environment Court must now hold an inquiry in respect of the recommendation report.

Section 211 of the RMA sets out who can be heard in person or be represented by another person at an inquiry conducted by the Environment Court. This includes persons who made submissions to the Special Tribunal.

A submitter that wishes to be heard at the Environment Court inquiry must lodge their notice using Form 37 with the Environment Court within 15 working days after they received notice of the submission. No filing fee is required.

Form 37 is available on the Environment Court’s website:

Forms and Fees - Environment Court website

The Environment Court has issued the following Directions on this process:

Minute of the Environment Court – 24 April 2020 (pdf 122KB)

If you have any questions concerning the inquiry, please direct your enquiries to the relevant party or the Environment Court. The Environment Court can be contacted at EnvironmentCourt@justice.govt.nz or on 03 367 6014.

If you wish to be heard we suggest you contact a lawyer or the Environment Court promptly, as you will need to file a notice with the Environment Court and serve a copy of the notice on the applicant.