One wonders just what is going on here. Will these appeals cause us to lose our factory?
It brings to mind the Whangamata Marina Society’s wasted years and associated costs of the consents of the new marina there.
It is quite obvious that the Pohara Marae-leased farm (objecting to noise) would greatly benefit from the irrigation the new factory will provide and they seem happy to live right next to a 70m pylon.
Then there is the wonderful opportunity for the 70 new jobs created, some of which could go to the Ngati Koroki Kahukura Trust people who wish to get employment.
The objection of the approximately 30 people who live at Pohara Marae to the visual impact is unbelievable due to the fact it will be too far away to be seen without binoculars.
It is very sad that the Trust feels the need to stop progress with their frivolous objections. Our small country needs all the industry it can get if we are to continue to enjoy our present lifestyles, surely they can understand this.
It seems ridiculous that the same objections that have already been discounted by the Environmental Court can be raised again. Shame on you NKKT Dianne Camp