WCO heard in two parts

The Napier Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

That Bloody Woman will play the Mu­nic­i­pal The­atre on Oc­to­ber 17.

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