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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.

 

Hearings Schedule 2019 (proposed) [PDF, 166 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, 75 KB]
Appearance runsheet for 29-30 April [PDF, 6 KB]

 

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

Audio recordings and daily items

 

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)

2 April 2019 Mercury NZ - Memo to Panel-re - Additional Attribute Questions posed at Hearing [PDF, 282 KB]

 

Hearings Block 2

Block 2 of the Hearings will commence on 20 May 2019 and are planned to conclude on 3 July 2019.

19 March 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Block 2 Hearings timetable and directions [PDF, 468 KB]

 

Section 42A report - PC1 Block 2  [PDF, 3.9 MB]
Section 42A report - Appendix B [PDF, 471 KB]
Section 42A report - Appendix C  [PDF, 2.1 MB]

 

9 April 2019 – Federated Farmers – Request for extension for filing evidence Block 2 [PDF, 92 KB]
10 April 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - response to Fed Farmers filing late evidence Block 2 [PDF, 164 KB]
18 April 2019 - Beef & Lamb - Request for extension for filing evidence Block 2 [PDF, 124 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]

 

Hearings Block 3

Further information for Hearings Block 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.

9 April 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Changes to expert conferencing information forums [PDF, 1.2 MB]

 

Information Forum 1 - Economic and Science Modelling

The expert conferencing sessions were held on 21 and 22 November. 

Day 1 - Wednesday 21 November 2018
Day 2 - Thursday22 November 2018

More information on this forum

 

Information Forum 2 – Commercial Vegetable Production

The expert conferencing sessions were held on the following dates.

Day 1 – Tuesday 19 February 2019
Day 2 - Tuesday 5 of March 2019

More information on this forum

 

Information forum 3 - Table 3.11-1

The Hearings Panel has requested that expert conferencing be held on Table 3.11-1 and has invited freshwater science experts to attend the following two sessions.

Day 1 - Thursday 4 April 2019
Day 2 – Monday 15 April 2019

More information on this forum

 

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]

 

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)

Key plan change documents

 

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