Water Conservation Order: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers
Six parties have made an application for a water conservation order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers.
We are managing the application process and are supporting the Special Tribunal that has been set up to consider and report on this application.
Latest update - 3 April 2019
Stage 2 of the hearing closed
The Special Tribunal has received closing submissions from the Applicant and closed stage 2 of the hearing. The Special Tribunal will prepare a recommendation report for the Minister of the Environment.
Please visit this webpage regularly for updates.
Update – 1 April 2019
Closing legal submissions and Draft Water Conservation Order version 5
The Applicant has provided closing legal submissions and version 5 of the Water Conservation Order. The hearing is still adjourned and the Special Tribunal will consider these submissions prior to making a decision to close the hearing. View the documents at the links below:
Department of Conservation memorandum
At stage 2 of the hearing for the Water Conservation Order held between 26 February to 8 March 2019 the Special Tribunal requested that the Department of Conservation provide information regarding damming within public conservation land. The Department of Conservation has provided a memorandum that can be viewed at the link below:
The application concerns the entire length of the Ngaruroro River, the tributaries, hydraulically connected groundwater, and the 7 km long Clive River.
A Special Tribunal was set up to consider this water conservation order application.
The application documents prepared by the Applicants and submitted to the Ministry for the Environment are available here.
The WCO for Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers was publicly notified on 24 July 2017. Read about the notification and submissions received.
Minutes and directions of the Special Tribunal. Please check this page regularly for further correspondence from the Special Tribunal.
Read requests to the Tribunal from the applicants, submitters, local authorities and other parties. The response may be as a Tribunal minute and direction.
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 hea...
Read reports and advice, and joint witness statements resulting from expert conferencing.
Find information relating to the WCO Ngaruroro and Clive rivers hearing, hearing proceedings, evidence presented, and hearing schedule updates.
Contact the WCO: Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers project team.
Read previous web updates on the Water Conservation Order application.
The WCO for Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers was re-notified on 25 July 2018. Read about the additional notification and submissions received.