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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. 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]

Hearings Block 1

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]

 

Click here to view the list of daily items filed at the Hearings, and the audio recordings of each day.

 

Section 42A Report [PDF, 3.2 MB]

Additional report PC1 Stage 1 Consolidated Recommendations [PDF, 2.1 MB]

19 February 2019 - Hearing Panel's questions for the Council during their opening [PDF, 1.1 MB]

 

Proponent Evidence

Waikato Regional Council as Proponent Vaughan Payne CEO(external link)

Waikato Regional Council as Proponent Tracey May(external link)

Waikato Regional Council as Proponent Bryce Cooper(external link)

Waikato Regional Council s42A Matthew McCallum Clark evidence as primary author (external link)

 

View the Submitter Evidence

View the Rebuttal Evidence

View the Legal Submissions 

You can view the Minutes from the Hearings Panel below, or click here.

 

Responses from parties to hearings panel

21 January 2019 - Hearings Panel to address request from Submitter Wairakei Pastoral Limited(external link)

21 January 2019 - Corrigendum in response to request to Panel(external link)

 

Hearings Block 2 and 3

Further information for Hearings Blocks 2 and 3 will be provided at a later date.

 

Information Forums

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. 

More information on this forum

 

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

More information on this forum

 

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]

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)

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) 

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)

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 from the Hearing Panel regarding Expert Conferencing Table 3.11-1 [PDF, 792 KB]

19 March 2019 - WRC Minute Block 2 Hearings Timetable and Directions [PDF, 468 KB]

 

Where the hearings will be held

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.

 

 (external link)

Related links

Hearings process(external link)

Collaborative Stakeholder Group Workshops documents(external link)

Technical documents for the Plan Change hearings(external link)

 

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