Previous proposal updates

Here are all the previous web updates on the proposal.

28 February 2020

The most up-to-date draft version of Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer Water Conservation Order is available to read.

Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer Water Conservation Order (pdf 727KB)

The hearing for this application closed in August 2018. The Special Tribunal members have nearly completed their recommendation to the Minister for the Environment and expect to deliver the final report in early March 2020. The report will be made publicly available. 

9 April 2019

The hearing for this application closed in August 2018. The Special Tribunal members have been drafting their report to the Minister for the Environment and this will be made publicly available once completed.

20 December 2018

The hearing for this application closed in August 2018. Since then, the Special Tribunal members have been drafting their report to the Minister for the Environment.

At this stage we have been informed that the report is unlikely to be finished before the end of February 2019. We will provide more information as we receive it and expect to send out another update in March 2019.

3 August 2018

A memorandum of counsel for Tasman District Council was received on 1 August seeking leave to file a short brief of evidence addressing the matters covered in recently filed information, particularly the proposed NO3-N limits. This evidence has been received:

Memorandum of Counsel from TDC to seek leave (PDF 65KB)

Supplementary evidence for TDC - Roger Young (PDF 325KB)

The hearing remains adjourned while the Special Tribunal continues its deliberation based on all of the information received to date. A further update will be posted once the hearing is formally closed.

27 July 2018

As requested under Direction 6, the documents listed below have been provided to the Special Tribunal. The hearing remains adjourned while the Special Tribunal considers this information:

  • Memorandum of counsel of 20 July 2018 for Tasman District Council 
  • Copy of judgement text for Otago Presbyterian Girls College Board of Governors Inc v Dunedin City Council (a case that is referred to in the memorandum of counsel of 20 July 2018)
  • Memorandum of counsel of 26 July for the Applicants re NO3-N limit in Schedule 4 of the draft Water Conservation Order
  • Joint memorandum of counsel of 26 July 2018 for the Applicants and Tasman District Council in response to questions from the Special Tribunal on 28 June 2018
  • Environmental Management Plan 2018  - 16 July 2018.

View the documents for Direction 6

23 July 2018

The applicant has indicated the remaining information requested in Direction 6 will be provided on Wednesday 25 July 2018. The information will be uploaded to this website once it has been received.  In the meantime, the hearing remains adjourned.

16 July 2018

As required by Direction 6, the Applicant has provided the Special Tribunal with the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust’s Environment Management Plan (although this has not yet been formally lodged with the three local councils – Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, or Marlborough District Council).  However, the Applicant and Tasman District Council have experienced delays in providing the other information requested by Direction 6 – they have indicated that it will be available Friday 20 July 2018.

Environmental Management Plan 2018 

29 June 2018

The Tribunal have issued a direction regarding the adjournment of Te Waikoropupū Springs hearing in order to receive memorandum of Counsel on matters raised on days 11 and 12.

Read the direction 

28 June 2018

While further hearing days will not be required, the Special Tribunal has adjourned the hearing to receive a joint memorandum of counsel on a number of matters. A direction from the Special Tribunal covering this aspect will be issued shortly and will appear on this website.

27 June 2018

Day 12 of the hearing will resume at 9:30 a.m, 28 June 2018.

Hearing schedule

25 June 2018

Supplementary evidence relevant to the reconvened hearing is now available.

Supplementary evidence

8 June 2018

The Special Tribunal has directed that the hearing for Te Waikoropupū Springs WCO will reconvene at 1:00 p.m, Wednesday 27 June, 2018. The hearing will be held at the Golden Bay Recreation Centre, 2032 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka.

14 May 2018

The most up-to-date draft version of Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer Water Conservation Order is now available to read.

Te Waikoropupū Springs and the Arthur Marble Aquifer Water Conservation Order (pdf 889KB)

27 April 2018

On 23 April 2018, expert witness conferencing was undertaken on the topics of water clarity and ecology. This was in response to the Special Tribunal's Minute and Direction 3.

Expert Conferencing Joint Witness Statement: Water clarity and ecology (pdf 345KB)

17 April 2018

To keep up-to-date with the latest information relating to the hearing, visit the hearing page.

Documents presented at the hearing can be accessed here.

16 April 2018

Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust have invited members of the public to a Pōwhiri at Te Waikoropupū Springs at 11.30 am on the 17 April 2018. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

13 April 2018

A schedule for the hearing on Te Waikoropupū Springs has been prepared.

Hearing schedule (pdf 524KB)

On 9 and 10 April 2018, expert witness conferencing was undertaken in topics of planning, ecology, hydrology, and water quality. This was following the direction from the Special Tribunal.

Expert's joint witness statements (pdf 2.49MB).

10 April 2018

Hearing schedule

An indicative schedule for the hearing on Te Waikoropupū Springs has been prepared. View the schedule here.

Pre-hearing agenda

A pre-hearing conference will be held at 12.30pm on 11 April 1018. It will take place at the Golden Bay Recreation Centre, 2032 Takaka Valley Highway. The procedural pre-hearing conference is an opportunity to determine any procedural matters before the hearing, and does not discuss any evidence or position of parties. View the agenda here.

6 April 2018

The Special Tribunal has issued a Direction on expert witness conferencing to take place. View the direction here.

3 April 2018

The hearing is scheduled to commence at 1p.m on 17 April 2018, at the Golden Bay Recreation Centre, 2032 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka.

Visit the hearing page for more information.