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Hearings for Proposed Plan Change 1

Please contact Steve Rice, the Independant Hearings Administrator

Phone: 078465267 or 0211912346

Email: steve@riceres.co.nz

Address:
Independant Hearings Administrator
Democracy Services
Attn: Steve Rice
Waikato Regional Council
Private Bag 3038 
Waikato Mail Centre 3240

 

The Hearings for Proposed Plan Change 1 ‐ Waikato and Waipa River Catchments have been divided into Blocks 1, 2 and 3.


Block 1 of the Hearings began on 11 March 2019. Block 1 and Block 2 of the Hearings are now complete. Block 3 of Hearings commenced on 5 August 2019.


The Hearings Panel is sitting Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am. The venue for Block 3 of the Hearings will either be at the Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Te Rapa, Hamilton or at The Link, cnr of Te Aroha Street and River Road, Hamilton.


Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
August 5, 6, 7 and 8.
September 9, 10, 11 and 12.

The Link
August 12, 13, 14 and 15.
September 16, 17, 18 and 19.


Please note changes to the schedule may occur. For the most current information see the daily Hearing Appearance schedules below.


Hearings Schedule 2019 (proposed) [PDF, 165 KB]

 

Hearings Block 1

Block 1 of the Hearings concluded on 30 April 2019.

For all files relating to Block 1 click here.

 

Hearings Block 2

Block 2 of the Hearings concluded on 19 July 2019,

For all files relating to Block 2 click here.

 

Hearings Block 3

Block 3 of the hearings will commence on 5 August 2019 and is planned to conclude on the 16 September 2019.

30 May 2019 - Minute from Hearing Panel - Block 3 Hearings Timetable and Directions(external link)

4 July 2019 Panel Minute - Closing Submissions  [PDF, 781 KB] 

 

Click below to view the list of Block 3 daily items filed at the Hearings, and the audio recordings of each session.

Audio recordings and daily items

 

Section 42a report 

Section 42A report - PC1 Block 3 [PDF, 6.9 MB] 

 

Hearing Appearance Schedules

Appearance runsheet 5-8 August [PDF, 78 KB]
Appearance runsheet 12-15 August [PDF, 75 KB]
Appearance runsheet 9-12 September  [PDF, 75 KB]
Appearance runsheet 16-19 September  [PDF, 75 KB]

 

View the Submitter Evidence 

View the Rebuttal Evidence

View the Legal Submissions

 

View the memoranda of legal counsel and submitters

 

Information Forums

A series of information forums/expert caucusing were directed by the hearings panel on specific plan change topics. 

More information on the forums

 

Minutes/directions from the Hearings Panel

The Hearings Panel has provided a range of directions to parties regarding the hearings.

5 November 2018 - Hearings Procedures and Directions(external link)
7 November 2018 - Preliminary Matters Notice(external link)
29 November 2018 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Follow up from Information Forum 1(external link)
11 December 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Wairakei Pastoral legal memorandum on Landcorp (Pamu farms) late further submission [PDF, 182 KB]
11 December 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Landcorp (Pamu farms) late further submission [PDF, 182 KB]
13 December 2018 - The Hearings Panel directions on commencement of hearings(external link)
19 December 2018 - Conflict of Interest memorandum regarding Commissioner G Ryder(external link) 
14 January 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Granting waiver to Landcorp (Pamu Farms) late further submission [PDF, 194 KB]
21 January 2019 - Minute from the Hearings Panel to address request from Submitter Wairakei Pastoral Limited.(external link)
29 January 2019 - Minute from the Hearings Panel re: Submitters having to appear only once(external link)
29 January 2019 - Minute from the Hearings Panel re: Late Evidence Filing Request from CNI(external link)
29 January 2019 - Bay of Plenty Regional Council feedback on S42A for Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change [PDF, 107 KB]
8 February 2019 - Request from WARTA regarding late Evidence (external link)
8 February 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel in response to WARTA(external link)
19 February 2019 - Hearing Panel's questions for the Council during their opening [PDF, 1.1 MB]
27 February 2019 - Minute (1) from the Hearing Panel - expert Conferencing Table 3.11-1 [PDF, 792 KB]
13 March 2019 - Minute (2) from Hearings Panel - expert conferencing Table 3.11-1 [PDF, 812 KB]
19 March 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Block 2 Hearings Timetable and Directions [PDF, 468 KB]
29 March 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - re Genesis Energy - Scope and Expert Conferencing Table 3 11 1 [PDF, 1 MB]
9 April 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Changes to expert conferencing information forums [PDF, 1.2 MB]
10 April 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - response to Fed Farmers filing late evidence Block 2 [PDF, 164 KB]
22 April 2019 - Minute from the Hearings Panel - Response to Beef and Lamb NZ Ltd late Filing of Evidence request Block 2 [PDF, 233 KB]
25 April 2019 Minute from Hearings Panel -Response to Watercare Services Limited Filing Supplementary Planning Evidence Block 1 [PDF, 176 KB]
30 April 2019 Minute from Hearing Panel - MJ Peters Late Filing of Expert Evidence [PDF, 177 KB]
1 May 2019 Minute from Hearing Panel - Response to Theland Tahi Farm Group Limited Late Filing of Evidence [PDF, 77 KB]
2 May 2019 Minute from the Hearing Panel - Hearings Panel Determination on Water Care Services [PDF, 429 KB]
30 May 2019 Minute from Hearing Panel - Block 3 Hearings Timetable and Directions [PDF, 332 KB]
5 June 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel addressing WRC (as submitter) Filing Evidence Late [PDF, 460 KB]
7 June 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Questions to Waikato Regional Council Officers and evidence and hearing process [PDF, 807 KB]
21 June 2019 - Minute from the Hearing Panel - Director General of Conservation Filing of Supplementary Expert Evidence [PDF, 904 KB]
25 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Update Expert Conferencing Table 3 11 1 Hearing of the JWS (2) [PDF, 920 KB]
26 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Beef and Lamb Filing of Supplementary Expert Planning Evidence [PDF, 249 KB]
28 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Beef and Lamb Panel Response Filing of Supplementary Evidence  [PDF, 1 MB]
28 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Director General of Conservation Panel Response to Filing of Supplementary Expert Evidence [PDF, 1019 KB]
4 July 2019 Panel Minute Horticulture NZ filing Evidence Late (2) [PDF, 324 KB]
5 July 2019 Panel Minute Waikato and Waipa River Iwi - Availability of witnesses and filing late rebuttal evidence [PDF, 442 KB]
6 July 2019 Panel Minute - Hearing Panel Questions to Waikato Regional Council Officers and evidence and hearing process 2 [PDF, 802 KB]
17 July 2019 Panel Minute - Fonterra Late Filing of Expert Evidence re Table 3.11.1 [PDF, 610 KB]
19 July 2019 Panel Minute - Director General of Conservation Filing of Supplementary expert evidence in response to correction made by the Council Officers to questions posed by the Hearings Panel [PDF, 1.1 MB]
23 July 2019 Panel Minute - Miraka Evidence Ms Addenbrooke [PDF, 1014 KB]
24 July 2019 Panel Minute - Questions to the Experts who were not able to attend the Hearing on Table 3.11.1 and the Joint Witness Statement  [PDF, 794 KB]
25 July 2019 Panel Minute Miraka Rebuttal Evidence [PDF, 911 KB]
26 July 2019 Panel Minute Miraka Evidence Ms Addenbrooke Parties [PDF, 714 KB]
31 July 2019 Panel Minute Miraka Rebuttal Evidence Parties [PDF, 709 KB]
8 August 2019 Panel Minute Miraka Evidence Ms Addenbrooke [PDF, 901 KB]
8 August 2019 Panel Minute Miraka Rebuttal Evidence Panel Determination [PDF, 917 KB]
14 August 2019 Panel Minute Fonterra Additional Nitrogen Metrics [PDF, 1020 KB]

 

Where the hearings will be held

The venue for Block 3 of the Hearings will be either the Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre, Te Rapa, or at The Link in Hamilton East.

Parking is available at both sites.

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre at 100 Garnett Ave, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241.

August 5, 6, 7 and 8.
September 9, 10, 11 and 12.

 

 

The Link

The Link, cnr of Te Aroha Street and River Road, Hamilton. 

August 12, 13, 14 and 15.
September 16, 17, 18 and 19.

 

 

Related links

Hearings process(external link)

Collaborative Stakeholder Group Workshops documents(external link)

Technical documents for the Plan Change hearings(external link)

Key plan change documents

Submissions and Summary of Submissions

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