Ngaruroro WCO pre-Environment Court hearing update. 30 January 2021
We thought that we should update you all on how the WCO on the Ngaruroro is progressing. In short we have made good pre hearing progress but the matter is still progressing towards a hearing in the environment court As we progress towards the hearing, we have made headway with a number of key parties on issues of importance to Whitewater NZ. This includes a common view on the definition of damming which is comprehensive and clearly worded, and recognition that the WCO should include restrictions relating to water quality given the importance of this characteristic to the outstanding values present in the upper Ngaruroro. Key issues which remain in contention include whether damming of tributaries or taking of water (in excess of that required for drinking and stock water) should be provided for or prohibited in the upper Ngaruroro. We still need your support!!!! If you haven’t already contributed to this via give a little and you were planning to, please go on and make a donation we need every dollar we can gain as these proceedings are very expensive. Thank you to all who have contributed already.