Please contact Steve Rice, the Independant Hearings Administrator
Phone: 078465267 or 0211912346
Independant Hearings Administrator
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. The Hearings Panel is sitting Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am at the Distinction Hamilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Te Rapa, Hamilton.
Please note changes to the schedule may occur. For the most current information see the daily Hearing Appearance schedules in Hearings Block 1 below.
Block 2 of the Hearings will begin on 20 May 2019.
Click here for the full Proposed 2019 Hearings Schedule [PDF, 57 KB]
Hearing Appearance Schedules
Appearance runsheet for 11 - 14 March [PDF, 9 KB]
Appearance runsheet for 18 - 20 March [PDF, 74 KB]
Appearance runsheet for 25 - 27 March [PDF, 8 KB]
Appearance runsheet for 1 - 3 April [PDF, 8 KB]
Appearance runsheet for 8-10 April [PDF, 81 KB]
You can view the Minutes from the Hearings Panel below, or click here.
Responses from parties to hearings panel
Further information for Hearings Blocks 2 and 3 will be provided at a later date.
A series of information forums/expert caucusing have been directed by the hearings panel on specific plan change topics as follows.
Information Forum 1 - Economic and Science Modelling
The information forum was held on 21 and 22 November.
Information Forum 2 – Commercial Vegetable Production
The expert conferencing sessions were held on the following dates.
Day 1 – Tuesday 19th of February 2019
Day 2 - Tuesday 5th of March 2019
Information Forum – Farm Environment Plans
More information to come
Information Forum – Sub catchment planning (alternative approaches)
More information to come
Information Forum - Table 3.11-1
Bay of Plenty Regional Council feedback on S42A for Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change [PDF, 107 KB]
Beef & Lamb Memorandum [PDF, 226 KB]
Horticulture NZ Memorandum of Council [PDF, 66 KB]
Director General of Conservation and Fish & Game Memorandum [PDF, 133 KB]
Memo from DairyNZ - here [PDF, 197 KB]
Mercury Memorandum of Council for Expert Conferencing [PDF, 166 KB]
Legal statement of progress [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Waikato and Waipa River Iwi Memorandum Freshwater Expert Conferencing [PDF, 385 KB]
Wairakei Pastoral Limited Memorandum [PDF, 234 KB]
Watercare Services and Waikato Region Territorial Authorities Memorandum [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Waikato Regional Council Minutes [PDF, 792 KB]
WRC Minute 2 Expert Conferencing Table 3.11.1 [PDF, 812 KB]
The Hearings Panel has provided a range of directions to parties regarding the hearings.
The Hearings will be held at the Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre at 100 Garnett Ave, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3241.
Parking is available on site.