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Hearings for the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan were completed in December 2016. We anticipate the hearings panel to release its decision later in 2017.

Freshwater Hearings introduction [PDF, 390 KB] from David Wilson

Hearing 4

Activities in the beds of rivers and lakes, wetlands, riparian margins and Waipaoa Catchment Plan. 5-6 December 2016

Related documents:

S42A report [PDF, 3.8 MB] on activities in the beds of rivers and lakes, wetlands, riparian margins and Waipaoa Catchment Plan
Summary of Recommendations [XLSX, 169 KB] for s42a report
 

The fourth hearing for the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan was held 5-6 December. 12 Submitters presented at this hearing.

Documents received from submitters:

Murray Palmer [PDF, 638 KB] - evidence in chief

Federated Farmers

Debbie Bidlake [PDF, 1 MB] - evidence in chief
Federated farmers [PDF, 871 KB] - on stock crossings
Further comments on FEPs [PDF, 239 KB] - request by hearing panel

Horticulture New Zealand
Christopher Keenan [PDF, 138 KB] - evidence in chief
Christopher Keenan - Appendix 1 [PDF, 9.2 MB], Oral evidence to a hearing on a proposed trail of MAR in the PB flats, Gisborne
Christopher Keenan - Appendix 2 [PDF, 379 KB], Regional Council Snap-shot survey responses
Christopher Keenan - Appendix 3 [PDF, 34 KB], Letter from agrilink
Nicholas Conland [PDF, 1012 KB] - evidence in chief
Vance Hodgson [PDF, 128 KB] - evidence in chief
Stuart Ford [PDF, 87 KB] - evidence in chief 
Nicholas Pollock [PDF, 53 KB] - evidence in chief

Ko Te Aitanga a Mahaki te Iwi
Ian Ruru [PDF, 33 KB] - tabled document
Ray Farmer [PDF, 68 KB] - tabled document
Ray Farmer - tabled document, copy of article from Gisborne Herald on the Mauri Compass [PDF, 359 KB]

Mangatu Blocks/Wi Pere Trust
Trevor Robinson [PDF, 340 KB] - legal Submission
Trevor Robinson - reference document - Hawke's Bay and Eastern Fish and Game Councils v Hawke's Bay Regional Council court decision [PDF, 630 KB]
Trevor Robinson - reference document - Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc v HBRC court decision [PDF, 1.7 MB]
Trevor Robinson - reference document - NZKS-SC- EDS v King Salmon court decision [PDF, 515 KB]
Gerard Willis [PDF, 627 KB] - evidence in chief
Dr Olivier Ausseil [PDF, 499 KB] - evidence in chief 

Ernslaw One
Peter Weir [PDF, 1.1 MB] supporting evidence
Stream health [PDF, 129 KB] 
Letter to Richard Heikell regarding RC206054 [PDF, 628 KB] - tabled document

Eastland Wood Council
Michael Candy [PDF, 329 KB] - evidence in chief
Michael Candy - copy of land use consent RR206022 [PDF, 657 KB] - reference document
Michael Candy - copy of land use consent LV-2011-104765-00 [PDF, 538 KB] - reference document
Michael Candy - Photos, Waipiro forest, Mangoparo forest [PDF, 6.3 MB] - reference document 
Michael Candy - Sedimentation history of Waipaoa Catchment [PDF, 2.4 MB] - reference document 
Trish Fordyce [PDF, 45 KB] - submission on behalf of Eastland Wood Council - tabled document

Department of Conservation
Teall Crossen [PDF, 144 KB] - legal submission - tabled document 
Alastair Fairweather [PDF, 334 KB] - evidence in chief
James Witham [PDF, 298 KB] - evidence in chief
James Witham - supplementary evidence [PDF, 109 KB] - tabled document 
James Witham - wetlands management - policy pathway [PDF, 133 KB] - tabled document 
Jamie Quirk [PDF, 52 KB] - evidence in chief
Adam Canning [PDF, 2.3 MB] - evidence in chief 
Adam Canning - supplementary evidence [PDF, 50 KB] - tabled document 
Stanley Hovell [PDF, 431 KB] - evidence in chief

Matawai Farmers Group
Lilian Sherman [PDF, 133 KB] - evidence in chief 
William Gaddum [PDF, 60 KB] - evidence in chief
Neil Henderson - Joint with Matawai Farmers Group

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Verbal submission of Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust [PDF, 1.4 MB] - tabled document

Eastland Fish and Game
Eben Herbert [PDF, 301 KB] - submission for freshwater hearing - tabled document

Tabled documents not presented at hearing
Fertiliser Association [PDF, 188 KB] - Statement of evidence of Claire Kelly
Oil Companies [PDF, 339 KB] - Letter of recommendation to the committee
NZ Defence Force [PDF, 44 KB] - Letter for freshwater hearing 4
NZ Transport Agency [PDF, 32 KB] - Letter of recommendations 

Hearing 3

Water quality 2-3 November 2016

Related documents:

S42A report [PDF, 2.8 MB] on Water Quality  
Excel spreadsheet summarising all the recommendations [XLSX, 51 KB]  
Hearing Schedule [PDF, 46 KB]

The third hearing for the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan was held on 2 and 3 November. 12 Submitters presented at this hearing.

Documents received from submitters:

Matawai Farmers Group
Lilian Sherman [PDF, 167 KB] - evidence in chief, Appendix 1 [PDF, 303 KB] - Map
Margaret Harkin-Mullooly [PDF, 86 KB] - evidence in chief
Bench marking tool definitions [PDF, 808 KB], Beef + Lamb NZ - reference document 
Photo of roadside [JPG, 1.2 MB] - reference document 
New Zealand Diary statistics 2014-15 [PDF, 3.5 MB] - reference document 
Response for further information requested by the hearing panel

New Zealand Fire Commission
Perri Duffy [PDF, 78 KB] - evidence in chief 
Charlie Turei [PDF, 89 KB] - evidence in chief
Firefighting foam safety data sheet [PDF, 609 KB] - request by hearing panel

Horticulture New Zealand
Christopher Keenan [PDF, 1.4 MB] - evidence in chief
Andrew Barber [PDF, 263 KB] - evidence in chief
Vance Hodgson [PDF, 281 KB] - evidence in chief
Nicholas Conland [PDF, 370 KB] - evidence in chief

Fish and Game - Eastern Region
Eben Herbert [PDF, 280 KB] statement of submission by Eastern Fish and Game Council. Water Quality - tabled document

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Verbal submission of Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust [PDF, 1.2 MB] - tabled document 

Department of Conservation
Teall Crossen [PDF, 206 KB], legal submission - tabled document
James Witham [PDF, 211 KB] - evidence in chief 
Wastewater discharge reduction plan, June 2016 [PDF, 1.3 MB] - reference document

Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Debra Bidlake [PDF, 596 KB] - evidence in chief
Maps and photos [PDF, 1.2 MB] - tabled document 
Erosion and sediment control practices in NZ: Information gaps [PDF, 545 KB] - requested by commissioners
Scientific basis for erosion and sediment control practices in NZ [PDF, 1.4 MB] - requested by commissioners

Gisborne District Council
Rachel Boyte, legal submission [PDF, 408 KB] - tabled document
Neville West [PDF, 1.3 MB] - evidence in chief
Presentation for FWP hearing [PDF, 1.8 MB] - tabled document
Wastewater discharge reduction plan, June 2016 [PDF, 1.4 MB] - reference document
Court of Appeal decision between Coro mainstreet Inc [PDF, 172 KB], Thames-Coromandel District Council and National trading company of NZ - reference document
Urban Auckland v Auckland Council [PDF, 160 KB], high court case on contested wharf extension, paragraph [137] relevant to Freshwater - reference document
Associated churches of Christ Church extension and Property Trust Board v Auckland Council [PDF, 89 KB], high court case, key paragraphs are [30-41] - reference document

Mangatu Blocks / Wi Pere Trust
Trevor Robinson [PDF, 418 KB], legal submission - tabled document
Ian Millner [PDF, 207 KB] - evidence in chief
Greg Tattersfield [PDF, 275 KB] evidence - tabled document
Mangatu Wi Pere land and catchments [PDF, 1012 KB] - part of Greg Tatterfields evidence
Decision of the environment court [PDF, 3.5 MB]. Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council proposed one plan appeals - reference document
Final report and decisions Tukituki catchment proposal [PDF, 4.8 MB] - reference document
Final report and decisions Tukituki catchment proposal [PDF, 2.2 MB], in relation to the matters referred back to the board of the high court - reference document

Fertiliser Association New Zealand 
Claire Kelly [PDF, 267 KB] - evidence in chief

Ravensdown
Christopher Hansen [PDF, 506 KB] - evidence in chief
Land and Environment Plan guidelines [PDF, 2.2 MB], Beef and Lamb NZ - reference document 

Murray Palmer
Murray Palmer [PDF, 558 KB] - verbal submission of Murray Palmer - tabled document
LGOIMA response [PDF, 166 KB] on wastewater discharges to rivers - reference document
Note to the hearings commissioners re Open Water and Constructed Wetlands [PDF, 177 KB] - reference document
From Tapu to Noa – Māori cultural views on biowastes management [PDF, 891 KB]: a focus on biosolids - reference document
Natural rapid habitat assessment protocol development for streams and rivers [PDF, 2.5 MB]reference document
Social outcomes evaluation of the Gisborne City Wastewater Treatment project 2010–2013 [PDF, 3.3 MB], Te Moananui O Te Turanganui A Kiwa - reference document
The importance of the social components of biotransformation in the treatment of wastewater [PDF, 2 MB]. Part 2: Water user experiences, perceptions and aspirations - reference document 
Riparian Setbacks, Technical information for decision makers [PDF, 494 KB]reference document
Septic study Investigation of the removal of formaldehyde and phenol by funeral home septic systems [PDF, 5.5 MB]reference document
An indigenous perspective on water recycling [PDF, 417 KB]reference document
Background information wastewater discharges to waterways [PDF, 930 KB]reference document
Guidelines NZ constructed wetland treatment of Tile Drainage [PDF, 3 MB] - reference document 

Bush Penguin Restoration 
Notes from Freshwater Hearing presentation [PDF, 50 KB] 

Documents tabled but not presented

New Zealand Transport Agency [PDF, 39 KB] - Support letter for submission point 31.2
Oil companies [PDF, 637 KB], Z energy, BP and Mobil - Overall recommendations to the committee

Hearing 2

Water quantity. 11-12 October 2016

Related documents:

S42A report [PDF, 1.1 MB] on Water Quantity 
Water quantity hearing report [XLSX, 30 KB] - section 4 summary table
First direction of the hearings panel [PDF, 254 KB]
Second direction of the hearings panel [PDF, 306 KB]
First Minute of the hearings panel [PDF, 418 KB]
Second Minute of the hearings panel [PDF, 370 KB]   

The second hearing for the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan was held on 11 and 12 October. 12 submitters presented at this hearing.

Documents received from submitters:

Matawai Farmers Group
Lilian Sheman [PDF, 111 KB] - evidence in chief
Kenneth Shaw [PDF, 122 KB] - evidence in chief
Beef + Lamb NZ Economic Service [PDF, 63 KB] - reference document 
Reasonable Stock Water Requirements [PDF, 545 KB] - Guideline for Resource Consent Applications Dec 2007 - reference document 

New Zealand Fire Service Commission 
Perri Duffy [PDF, 87 KB] - evidence in chief
Charlie Turei [PDF, 613 KB] - evidence in chief  
Response for further information [PDF, 78 KB] requested by the hearing panel 

Gisborne District Council
Neville West [PDF, 321 KB] - evidence in chief
Marcus Koll [PDF, 1.1 MB] - evidence in chief
Gisborne Municipal Water Supply Presentation [PDF, 598 KB] - tabled document
Response to further information [PDF, 179 KB] requested by the hearing panel

Department of Conservation 
James Witham [PDF, 429 KB] - evidence in chief
Adam Canning [PDF, 458 KB] - evidence in chief
Teall Crossen [PDF, 175 KB] - Legal submission on behalf of the Director-General of Conservation - Tabled document 

Horticulture New Zealand 
Vance Hodgson [PDF, 1.5 MB] - evidence in chief
Nicholas Conland [PDF, 105 KB] - evidence in chief
BoP Regional Council, Proposed Plan Change 9 Region-wide Water Quantity [PDF, 1.7 MB] - reference document 

Te Runanganui O Ngati Porou
Tina Porou [PDF, 298 KB] - evidence in chief 
Response to further information [PDF, 230 KB] requested by the hearing panel 

Federated Farmers of New Zealand 
Debra Bidlake [PDF, 520 KB] - evidence in chief
Appendix 1 to Debra Bidlake evidence [PDF, 135 KB] - Letter from Richard Gardner - tabled document 
One Plan - Water Hearing - Volume 1 - Part 8 [PDF, 1.1 MB] - reference document 
Decision No [2011] NZEnvC 380 - reference document
Pages 1 - 147 [PDF, 4 MB]
Pages 148 - 170 [PDF, 3.9 MB]
Pages 171 - 191 [PDF, 3.9 MB]
Pages 192 - 222 [PDF, 4 MB]
Pages 223 - 227 [PDF, 172 KB]

Helm orchards
Evidence from Stephen Helm [PDF, 79 KB] - tabled document 

Mangatu Blocks and Wi Pere Trust
Evidence Alan Haronga [PDF, 154 KB] - tabled document 

LeaderBrand Limited
LeaderBrand limited submission [PDF, 545 KB] - tabled document 

Eastern Fish and Game New Zealand 
Evidence from Eben Herbert [PDF, 336 KB] - tabled document

New Zealand defence force
Letter from Rebecca Davies [PDF, 640 KB] for Water quantity hearing - tabled document

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust
Key themes for Rongowhakaata [PDF, 1.1 MB] in relation to PGRFP s4 Water quantity and allocation - tabled document  
Statutory Acknowledgements [PDF, 2.5 MB], Nga Whakaaetanga a Ture mo Te Tairawhiti for the Gisborne District - reference document 
Methodology and analysis tool to identify tangata whenua cultural flows for the Te Arai river catchment [PDF, 404 KB] - reference document
Tangata Whenua Perspectives of Wastewater [PDF, 4.8 MB] - reference document
The costs and benefit of an allocation of freshwater to iwi [PDF, 564 KB] - reference document
The incentives to accept or reject a rights regime for fresh water [PDF, 1.1 MB] - reference document
Ecological impacts and Planning history [PDF, 7.2 MB] - reference document
Maori claims to ownership of freshwater [PDF, 672 KB] - reference document
Establishment of Mataitai Reserve [PDF, 19 KB] - reference document
NZs approach to integrated freshwater management with a focus on indigenous interests [PDF, 1.3 MB] - reference document
Resource management journal November 2015 [PDF, 1.6 MB] - reference document
Property rights and Maori: a right to own a river? [PDF, 119 KB] - reference document 
    

Hearing 1

Regional Policy Statement and general matters. 2-3 August 2016

Related documents:

S42A report  [PDF, 3.5 MB] - staff report on Regional Policy Statement and general matters  
Summary of Recommendations [XLSX, 74 KB]   
Hearing Panel Minute 1 [PDF, 413 KB]

The hearing for the Regional Policy Statement and general matters was held on 2-3 August 2016, 14 submitters presented at the hearing.

Documents received from submitters:

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust 
EIC Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust [PDF, 263 KB]  
NIWA [PDF, 903 KB] Methodology and analysis tool to identify tangata whenua cultural flows for the Te Arai river catchment 
Decision on Appeal [PDF, 1.5 MB] - Between Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc and  Hawkes Bay regional council

Royal Forest and Bird society of NZ Inc 
Oral submission Al Flemming [PDF, 111 KB] 

Te Runanga O Ngati Porou, Joint - Hikurangi Takiwa Trust, Joint - Agnes  Walker 
Overarching Hearing Statement [PDF, 160 KB] 
JMA [PDF, 479 KB] - Between GDC and Te Runanganui O Ngati Porou Trustee Limited 

Mangatu Blocks and Wi Pere Trust 
EIC Alan Haronga [PDF, 200 KB]

Ravensdown Limited 
EIC Christopher Adrian Hansen [PDF, 376 KB] 

Te Whanau a Kai 
Oral submission Keith Katipa [PDF, 141 KB]  
Oral presentation David Hawea [PDF, 286 KB]  
Support letter Owen Lloyd [PDF, 56 KB] 

Department of Conservation 
EIC Dr Philippe Gerbeaux [PDF, 1.8 MB]  
Department of Conservation guidelines for assessing significant ecological values [PDF, 1.3 MB] 
EIC Jamie Quirk [PDF, 64 KB] Wetland types in New Zealand [PDF, 566 KB] 
EIC James Robert Witham [PDF, 309 KB]  Addendum to [PDF, 32 KB] James Robert Witham 
A vegetation tool for wetland delineation in New Zealand [PDF, 2.3 MB] 
EIC James Robert Witham with Technical Edits [PDF, 307 KB] to be read in conjunction with evidence from James Robert Witham
Legal submission Teall Crossen [PDF, 300 KB] 
Memorandum of Counsel requested from panel on wetlands [PDF, 61 KB]
 

Federated Farmers of NZ  
EIC Cathy Fay Begley [PDF, 202 KB]  
Legal submission Richard Gardner [PDF, 255 KB]   
Decision of Appeal [PDF, 5.7 MB] - Between sustainable Matata and BOP Regional Council and Whakatane District Council
Opening submissions of counsel for Auckland Council [PDF, 257 KB] 22 July 2015
Report to Auckland Council overview of recommendations on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan [PDF, 3.8 MB] 22 July 2016 Cabinet paper - Freshwater Reform
Consultation on amendments to the NPS for Freshwater Management [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Horticulture New Zealand 
EIC Christopher Martin Keenan [PDF, 263 KB] 
Legal submission Helen Atkins [PDF, 677 KB]  
Addendum to Legal submission of Helen Atkins [PDF, 173 KB] 
Appendix 1 [PDF, 358 KB] Christopher Martin Keenan 
EIC Nicolas Ashley Conland [PDF, 247 KB] 
EIC Vance Andrew Hodgson [PDF, 407 KB] 

Fertiliser Association of NZ  
EIC Claire Ursula Kelly [PDF, 291 KB]  

Murray Palmer  
Supporting evidence Murray Palmer [PDF, 300 KB] 

Eastern Fish and Game Council 
Submission Eben Herbert [PDF, 338 KB]   

Summary of submissions – additional submission points

A new summary of submissions is being notified for the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan. This contains submission points that were omitted from the original summary of submissions (notified on 15 February 2016) due to an administrative error.

Related documents:

Public Notice
[PDF, 578 KB]
Summary of Submissions - Additional Submission Points
[PDF, 147 KB]
Summary of Submissions - Additional Submission Points
[XLSX, 23 KB]
Further submission form [PDF, 135 KB]

Further submissions for additional submission points closed at 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016. 

Further submissions

Further submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 26 February 2016, we received 24 further submissions.

Related documents:

Full further submission from each submitter:

1  Beef and Lamb NZ [PDF, 143 KB]
2  Kate McDonald [PDF, 103 KB]
3  Department of conservation [PDF, 467 KB]
4  Eastern Fish and Game Council [PDF, 348 KB]
5  Eastland Port Limited [PDF, 244 KB]
6  Eastland Wood Council [PDF, 1.2 MB]
7  Ernslaw One Limited [PDF, 1.5 MB]
8  Federated Farmers [PDF, 2 MB]
9  First Fresh (NZ) Limited [PDF, 876 KB]
10 Forest Management (NZ) Limited [PDF, 1.3 MB]
11 Gisborne District Council [PDF, 221 KB] (Water Utilities)
12 Helm Orchards Limited [PDF, 188 KB]
13 Horticulture NZ [PDF, 226 KB]
14 Leaderbrand Produce Limited [PDF, 351 KB]
15 Mangatu Blocks Limited [PDF, 407 KB]
16 Mangatu Blocks and Wi Pere Trust [PDF, 1.8 MB]
17 Matawai Farmers Group [PDF, 194 KB]
18 New Zealand Defence Force [PDF, 124 KB]
19 New Zealand Steel Limited [PDF, 148 KB]
20 Ravensdown Limited [PDF, 267 KB]
21 Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust [PDF, 8.4 MB]
22 The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand Inc [PDF, 183 KB]
23 Z Energy, BP Oil NZ Ltd, Mobil Oil NZ Ltd [PDF, 145 KB]
24 Heera Rigney [PDF, 1.4 MB]

We asked for your feedback on the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan. 

We received 41 submissions, which have been summarised in the documents below. 

This is a read only version, the submitter numbers below correspond with the submitter numbers in the PDF. Summary of Submissions [PDF, 613 KB].
This spreadsheet can be used to organise submission points by submitter, topic and plan section.                  Summary of Submissions [XLSX, 186 KB].

Full submission from each submitter:

1   Agnes Walker [PDF, 395 KB] 
2   Ballance agri-nutrients [PDF, 543 KB]
3   Beef and Lamb NZ [PDF, 228 KB]
5   Department of Conservation [PDF, 684 KB] 
6   Eastland Port Limited [PDF, 147 KB]
7   Eastland Wood Council [PDF, 175 KB]
8   Ernslaw One Limited [PDF, 271 KB]
9   Federated Farmers of NZ [PDF, 1.3 MB]
10 Fertiliser Association of NZ [PDF, 531 KB]
11 Fish and Game NZ [PDF, 651 KB] 
12 Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of NZ Inc [PDF, 957 KB] 
13 Forestry Management NZ Limited [PDF, 893 KB]
14 Frank Briant Limited [PDF, 254 KB]
15 Gisborne District Council Staff [PDF, 271 KB]
16 Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club [PDF, 145 KB]
17 Hikatu Farms - Ian Newman [PDF, 65 KB]
18 Hikurangi Takiwa Trust [PDF, 235 KB]
19 Horticulture NZ [PDF, 255 KB]
20 John Hudson [PDF, 190 KB]
21 Kate McDonald [PDF, 51 KB]
22 Mangatu and Wi Pere Trust [PDF, 1.6 MB]
23 Mangatu Blocks Incorporation [PDF, 495 KB]
24 Manu Caddie [PDF, 341 KB]
25 Matawai Farmers Group [PDF, 146 KB]
26 Murray Palmer [PDF, 4.5 MB]
27 Neil Henderson [PDF, 228 KB]
28 Nuhiti Q and Wakaraara Iwi & Hapu [PDF, 144 KB]
29 NZ Deer Farmers Association - Poverty Bay Branch [PDF, 480 KB]
30 NZ Defence Force [PDF, 755 KB] 
31 NZ Transport Agency [PDF, 176 KB]
32 NZ Fire - NZFC, NRFA, GRFA [PDF, 3.3 MB]
33 PEPANZ - Petroleum Exploration & Production Association of NZ [PDF, 138 KB]
34 Peter Hair [PDF, 125 KB]
35 Ravensdown Limited [PDF, 594 KB]
36 Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust [PDF, 2.8 MB]
37 Tairawhiti Environment Centre [PDF, 181 KB]
38 Te Runanganui O Ngati Porou [PDF, 1.4 MB]
39 Te Whanau a Kai Trust [PDF, 120 KB]
40 Tina Ngata [PDF, 22 KB]
41 Trotak - Horouta Iwi Collective [PDF, 1.5 MB]
42 William Gaddum [PDF, 24 KB]

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