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.
Block 1 of the Hearings concluded on 30 April 2019.
Block 2 of the Hearings will commence on 20 May 2019 and are planned to conclude on 3 July 2019.
Section 42a report
Hearing Appearance Schedules
Appearance runsheet 20-22 May [PDF, 76 KB]
Appearance runsheet 27-29 May [PDF, 9 KB]
Appearance runsheet 4-6 June [PDF, 74 KB]
Appearance runsheet 17-19 June [PDF, 74 KB]
Appearance runsheet 24-27 June [PDF, 75 KB]
Appearance runsheet 1-3 July [PDF, 8 KB]
Appearance runsheet 8-10 July [PDF, 9 KB]
Memoranda of legal counsel
9 April 2019 – Memorandum of counsel for 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 - Memorandum of counsel for 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]
30 April 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - MJ Peters Late Filing of Expert Evidence [PDF, 177 KB]
30 April 2019 - Memorandum of counsel for Theland and Southern Pastures seeking late evidence filing [PDF, 180 KB]
1 May 2019 - Minute from Hearing Panel - Response to Theland Tahi Farm Group Limited Late Filing of Evidence [PDF, 77 KB]
6 May 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel - Federated Farmers Late Filing of Rebuttal Evidence [PDF, 161 KB]
6 May 2019 - Memorandum of counsel for Federated Farmers NZ Late filing Rebuttal [PDF, 149 KB]
Further information for Hearings Block 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 expert conferencing sessions were held on 21 and 22 November.
Day 1 - Wednesday 21 November 2018
Day 2 - Thursday22 November 2018
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
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
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.