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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, 57 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 commenced on 20 May 2019 and is planned to conclude on 3 July 2019.

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

 

Audio recordings and daily items

 

Section 42a report 

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]

5 July 2019 Waikato Regional Council as Proponent Responses to questions from Panel noted in 7 June 2019 Minute [PDF, 2.4 MB]

17 July 2019 Waikato Regional Council as Proponent Responses to PPC1 Hearing Panel questions [PDF, 194 KB]

 

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, 62 KB]
Appearance runsheet 8-10 July [PDF, 9 KB]
Appearance runsheet 15-17 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]
31 May 2019 - Memorandum of counsel for Beef & Lamb regarding Simon Stokes evidence references [PDF, 271 KB]
24 June 2019 - Memorandum of Counsel - Genesis Energy [PDF, 54 KB] 
25 June 2019 - Memorandum of Counsel for Beef+Lamb NZ Limited with HS2 proposed plan provisions [PDF, 71 KB]
26 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Beef and Lamb Filing of Supplementary Expert Planning Evidence [PDF, 249 KB]
25 June 2019 - Memorandum of Counsel for Beef & Lamb NZ Limited Attached 2 V2 Appendix 1 Ms Jordan Strike Through Version PC1 HS2 [PDF, 2.2 MB]
25 June 2019 - Memorandum of Counsel for Beef & Lamb NZ Limited 1 with HS2 proposed plan provisions [PDF, 68 KB]
25 June 2019 - Memorandum of Counsel for Beef & Lamb NZ Limited Attached 2 V2 Appendix 1 Ms Jordan Strike Through Version PC1 HS2 [PDF, 136 KB]
24 June 2019 Director General Healthy Rivers Block 2 Leave Request [PDF, 738 KB]
16 July 2019 Fish & Game responses to Block 1 questions (attachment to Memorandum of Counsel) [PDF, 205 KB]
16 July 2019 Memorandum of Counsel for Fish & Game Block 1 follow up also see responses to Block 1 questions [PDF, 205 KB]
17 July 2019 Fonterra Memorandum of Counsel - Late Evidence Leave [PDF, 94 KB]
19 July 2019 Director General of Conservation - Memorandum seeking leave to file further evidence [PDF, 82 KB]

Submitter Memorandum

7 June 2019 Response to Panel Question from NZ Deer Farmers Association [PDF, 95 KB]
10 June 2019 Submitter response to Panel Questions to F4PC 3 ref Waikato CSG Subcatchment contaminant load prioritisation maps [PDF, 1.5 MB]
10 June 2019 Submitter response to Panel Questions to F4PC 4 ref Waikato CSG Subcatchment contaminant load prioritisation  [PDF, 4.4 MB]
10 June 2019 Submitter response to Panel Questions to F4PC 1 cover email [PDF, 64 KB]
10 June 2019 Submitter response to Panel Questions to F4PC 2 Gleeson subcatchment ranking [PDF, 193 KB]
27 June 2019 CNI Response to Panel Question 25 June 2019 [PDF, 529 KB]
28 June 2019 Response to Panel questions HCFG attachment FINAL AR & DM Allen [PDF, 1.5 MB]
28 June 2019 Response to Panel questions HCFG HS2 requested Phosphorus Report [PDF, 269 KB]
5 July 2019 Response to Panel Questions by Winstone and Fulton Hogan [PDF, 113 KB]
8 July 2019 WARTA Group - PC1 - Harty supplementary evidence [PDF, 2.9 MB]
16 July 2019 Memorandum from Mercury Energy G Crowcroft Response to Panel Question Policy 5 27 May 2019 [PDF, 21 KB]

View the Submitter Evidence

View the Rebuttal Evidence

View the Legal Submissions

 

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)

 

Section 42a report 

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

 

Submitter Memorandum

4 June 2019 - Memorandum seeking extension - WRC as submitter [PDF, 225 KB]

5 June 2019 - Minute from Hearings Panel addressing WRC (as submitter) Filing Evidence Late [PDF, 460 KB]  

 

View the Submitter Evidence 

View the Rebuttal Evidence

 

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 expert conferencing sessions were held on the following dates. 

Day 1 - Thursday 4 April 2019
Day 2 – Monday 15 April 2019
Day 3 - Wednesday 15 May 2019
Day 4 - Wednesday 12 June 2019 (half day)

Joint Witness Statement - Expert conferencing - Table 3.11-1 [PDF, 4.9 MB]

The Panel directs that 18 July 2019 will be set aside in order for it to hear from the nominated experts who attended the expert conferencing in relation to the Joint Witness Statement and any recommended changes to table 3.11.1.

31 May 2019 Minute from the Hearing Panel - Expert Conferencing Table 3.11.1 [PDF, 832 KB]

21 June 2019 - Minute from the Hearing Panel - Expert Conferencing Table 3.11.1  [PDF, 907 KB]

25 June 2019 - Panel Minute - Update Expert Conferencing Table 3 11 1 Hearing of the JWS (2) [PDF, 920 KB]

 

View the Table 3.11-1 evidence

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]

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]

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

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.

The venues for Block 3 will be as follows: 

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.

 

 

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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