Here you'll find evidence provided by the applicants and submitters related to Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Ngaruroro and Clive River Water Conservation Order hearing.
Stage 1 of the hearing took place from 14 November to 6 December 2017 and related to the Upper reaches of the Ngaruroro River.
Stage 2 of the hearing is scheduled to start on Tuesday 26 February 2019. This stage will focus on the lower reaches of the Ngaruroro and Clive River, and all issues raised in submissions on the additional notification that occurred on 25 July 2018.
Stage 2 of the hearing - evidence
The Applicants’ Evidence in Chief was received by the EPA on 30 November 2018. The evidence covered hydrology, water quality and native fish, jet boating values, values in accordance with Tikanga Māori, planning, and on behalf of Forest and Bird, and Jet boating New Zealand.
The Applicants were granted time extensions to file evidence relevant to the Clive River’s cultural and spiritual values, and values in accordance with Tikanga Māori (10 December 2018), and evidence on native bird values (12 December 2018).
Submitter evidence was received by the EPA on Friday 25 January 2019.
Due to the time extensions permitted for the Applicants to file evidence, submitter evidence on native bird values, and matters raised in relation to evidence on Clive River's cultural and spiritual values, and values in accordance with Tikanga Māori is due to be filed by 5 February 2019.
Stage 1 of the hearing – evidence
The Applicants' Evidence in Chief was received by the EPA on 20 October 2017.
Submitter technical evidence from the various parties was due with the EPA by 2pm on 27 October 2017. The following parties provided non-technical evidence after this date.
- Horticulture New Zealand
- Hawke's Bay Regional Council - J Palmer
Submitters provided additional evidence to the Tribunal.