WCO heard in two parts
infectious tunes that is unafraid to have fun, but just as unafraid to bring intelligence and insight to this powerful and important moment in history.’’ A bid for a Water Conservation Order to be installed on the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers will be heard by a special tribunal in two parts.
Following a pre-hearing in Napier last month, the decision has been made to split the hearings into two stages, one for the upper reaches of the Ngaruroro river, the second for the lower. The demarcation point will be at the Whanawhana cable way.
The first hearing, for the upper reaches of the Ngaruroro, will get underway on November 14. Up to four weeks has been set aside.
A second hearing, for the lower reaches of the Ngaruroro and the Clive river, is likely to happen in May, once more information, such as groundwater resources, was available.
The WCO has caused controversy, with hundreds of tractors being driven to Clive in protest by those who oppose it. It was lodged in 2015 by Fish and Game, Forest and Bird, Nga¯ti Hori ki Kohupatiki, Whitewater New Zealand and Jet Boating New Zealand.
Those against say it could lead to hundreds of job losses and believe how to manage the river should be left to a local process already underway, known as TANK. The first hearing would be held at the Napier Conference Centre in Napier.
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