Gisborne District Council brought prosecutions for breach of the Resource Management Act (RMA) following the investigation of compliance issues at a number of forests after the June 2018 rain events.
In the first half of June 2018, the Gisborne region experienced a significant storm. Heavy rain over a number of days upheaved large amounts of logging debris and carried it onto roads and landings. Forestry waste flowed onto and into neighbouring properties, water bodies, and coastal areas across the region. The environmental impact was significant.
Those prosecutions and judgements are: