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Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management - Proposed Plan Change 10 Hearing

On this page you will find information about:

Hearing Dates remaining

  • 3-4 April 2017
  • 18-20 April 2017 (note this is directly after Easter Weekend - schedule to be confirmed)
  • 28 April 2017 (reply and closing statements)
Updated Hearing Schedule for 3-4 April 2017: 
  • Hearing Schedule updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 for hearing days 3-4 April 2017. 
  • Due to the fluid nature of hearings, the hearing schedule may be subject to change.  

Memoranda from Hearing Panel and Submitter Parties

The Independent Hearing Panel for Proposed Plan Change 10: Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management will provide information and directions to all parties participating in the Hearing Process. Please read the information provided below, to remain informed and up to date on matters relating to the hearing process.

Date Issued Memoranda File Size File Type
Friday 24 March 2017

Filed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Statement of Evidence of Tanira Kingi on behalf of the Lake Rotorua Stakeholder Advisory Group - Rebuttal Evidence

 192 KB  PDF
Thursday 23 March 2017 Appendix 15 to p122 of Memorandum regarding Additional Documents 15 KB PDF
Thursday 23 March 2017  Memorandum regarding Additional Documents on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council  3,121 KB  PDF
Tuesday 21 March 2017

Hearing Schedule - 3 to 4 April 2017 - Version 1 updated 21 March 2017

92 KB PDF
Tuesday 21 March 2017

Hearing Schedule Week 2 - Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Version 1 updated 21 March 2017

64 KB PDF
Friday 17 March 2017

Memorandum on behalf of Federated Farmers 17 March 2017

Attachment to FFNZ memorandum 17 March 2017

   
Friday 17 March 2017 Memorandum of Grant Robert Eccles 17 March 2017    
Friday 17 March 2017 Hearing Schedule Week 2 - Monday 20 March to Wednesday 22 Mar 2017 - Version 5 updated 17 March    
Friday 17 March 2017 Hearing Schedule Week 1 - Friday 17 March 2017 - Version 7 updated 16 March 2017  108 KB  PDF
Wednesday 15 March 2017  Memorandum of Counsel on behalf of CNI Iwi Holdings Ltd    
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Hearing Schedule - 13 - 17 March 2017 (week 1) Version 6 updated 15 March 2017 117 KB  PDF
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Memorandum to the Hearing Panel from CNI Iwi Land Management in relation to the Late Filing of Evidence 510 KB PDF
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Memorandum to the Hearing Panel from Fertiliser Association of New Zealand concerning Memo 9 relating to Late Filing of Expert Evidence and the Question of Scope  178 KB  PDF
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Memorandum to the Hearing Panel from Ballance Agri-Nutrients in relation to the Late Filing of Evidence  482 KB  PDF
Wednesday 15 March 2017 Hearing Schedule - 13 - 17 March 2017 (week 1) Version 5 updated 14 March 2017 122 KB PDF
Tuesday 14 March 2017 Hearing Schedule - 13-17 March 2017 (week 1) Version 4 updated 14 March 2017  192 KB  PDF
Monday 13 March 2017 Memorandum No 9 - Late Filing of Expert Evidence and Scope  64 KB PDF

Sunday 12 March 2017

Memorandum to Hearing Panel from Federated Farmers concerning Process for Exchange of Evidence

 176 KB  PDF

Friday 10 March 2017

Memorandum from Counsel for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Responding to Memo 8 and expert evidence objected to

Appendix - Kaingaroa Timberlands Partnership Submission

226 KB

 

117 KB

PDF

 

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Friday 10 March 2017

Memorandum No 8 - Further Memorandum

Relating to Late Filing of Expert Evidence

55 KB

PDF

Thursday 9 March 2017

Memorandum No 7 - Response to Council's Memorandum

Addressing Late Filing of Expert Evidence by Submitters

100 KB

PDF

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Memorandum to Hearing Panel from Counsel for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Concerning Evidence Received Late from Submitters

99.7 KB

PDF

Friday 3 March 2017

 

 

Memorandum No 6 - Hearing Schedule

Hearing Schedule - 13-17 March 2017 (week 1)

Hearing Schedule - 20-23 March 2017 (week 2)

57 KB

121 KB

95.8 KB

PDF

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Wednesday 1 March 2017 Memorandum No 5 - Caucusing of Expert Witnesses / Hearing Schedule 6.2 KB PDF

Rebuttal Statements

Expert Evidence Received from Submitters

Evidence Received from Submitters

Summaries of Evidence

Section 42A report – Recommended Responses to Submissions

The Independent Hearing Panel have directed Council to publically release a Section 42A report on 20 January 2017 together with any evidence that Council wishes to present in support of the Plan Change. In response to these directions, below Section 42A report and supporting evidence have been made available.

Staff Recommendations

The below report contains Council Staff responses to the submissions and further submissions received on Plan Change 10. The Section 42A report provides the responses to key issues raised by submissions, whilst Appendix 3 lists all submission points and the recommended responses. To find your submission within Appendix 3, use the find function (Ctrl+F) and search for either your name or your submission number .

Council Evidence

The evidence below provides an insight into how Plan Change 10 was developed, and also informs the responses to each submission received as outlined within Council’s Section 42A report.

Economic & Social

Lake Water Quality - Science

Proposed Plan Change 10 – Background

Hearing Process

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has appointed an independent hearing panel to decide on rules to manage nutrients coming from land use and ensure the long term sustainability of Lake Rotorua’s water quality (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management - Proposed Plan Change 10:).

Hearing Commissioners

Retired Judge Gordon Whiting (Chair)
Mr Rauru Kirikiri
Dr Brent Cowie (Deputy Chair)
Ms Gina Sweetman

Hearing Dates

Monday, 13 March – Friday, 17 March 2017
Monday, 20 March – Friday, 24 March 2017
Monday, 3 April - Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Hearing Venue

Millennium Hotel, 1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua

Memoranda from Hearing Panel

Memorandum No 1 sets out the directions for the public hearing of submissions and provides important timelines for the hearing and the circulation of information.

Memorandum No 2 is the acknowledgement of a formal application made to the Hearing Panel from the Lake Rotorua Primary Producers Collective to defer the hearings (currently planned for March 2017).

The Panel have accepted this as a formal application and are undertaking a public process to determine what date the Collective would like to defer the hearings to.

  • A response was requested from the Collective by 26 October 2016;
  • Responses from other parties was requested by 4 November 2016;

Following which the Panel will consider the information provided, enabling confirmation of the dates of the public hearings to be notified.

Memorandum 4 provides further direction for the public hearing of submissions and reiterates important timelines for the circulation of information.

Responses from Other Parties

Please see below, all responses that were lodged pursuant to Memorandum No 2 of the Hearing Commissioners, to the application for a deferral made by the Lake Rotorua Primary Producers’ Collective

Responses from Hearing Commissioners

Please see below, decision from Hearing Commissioners to the application for a deferral made by the Lake Rotorua Primary Producers’ Collective:

Information Pack for Submitters

There is a lot of information to take in if you are a submitter. Below is a set of info sheets you might find useful to understand this process, key dates and what (if anything) you need to do.

Important info

What to do if you want: