Hearings

The Environment Court will be holding a hearing into the provisions of Plan Change 7 and matters raised in submissions and further submissions.  Further information about the court's practice and procedures can be found on the General Information page.

On this page you can find:

Hearing Schedule

The draft hearing schedule is below.  Please note this is subject to change.

2021-03-01  PC7 - Hearing Schedule - draft [PDF, 816 KB]

If you have questions or queries about the hearing schedule, please contact Glen Cooper or Rebecca Jackson on:

Event Notices

Notices for all court events including mediation, expert conferencing and hearings can be found on the Notice of Court Events page.

Evidence:

File name format: [Date Filed] - [Party Name] - [Evidence Type] - [Witness Name] - [Discipline] - [Date of Evidence]

Until evidence is produced in court by witness, the statement is not regarded as ‘evidence’.  Note: There may also be minor changes (e.g. grammar) between the time of uploading onto the court’s website and the witness being sworn in (or affirmed) at the hearing.

Otago Regional Council's - Evidence in Reply

ORC - Reply - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - Memorandum of Counsel - 5 March 2021 [PDF, 104 KB]

ORC - Reply - Antonius Snelder - Water Quality - Memorandum of Counsel - 3 March 2021 [PDF, 103 KB]

ORC - Reply - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 605 KB]

ORC - Reply - Julie Everett-Hincks - Science Work Programme - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 163 KB] [PDF, 599 KB]

ORC - Reply - Richard Allibone - Freshwater Ecology - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 214 KB]

ORC - Reply - Sean Leslie - Water Use - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 599 KB]

ORC - Reply - Simon Wilson - Schedule 10A.4 - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 166 KB]

ORC - Reply - Ton Snelder - Water Quality - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Parties' Evidence in Chief

Grouped by party - if you believe you have filed evidence and it is not listed (or is listed/linked incorrectly) please contact us immediately

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Ltd Partnership (ANZFW)

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Central Otago Environmental Society (COES)

Director-General of Conservation

Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ)

GlenAyr Ltd – EiC – H D Sangster – 1 Feb 2021 [PDF, 4.9 MB]

Glenshee Station Limited - EiC - M E Hore - 4 Feb 2021 [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Grape Vision Ltd - Horticulture – see OWRUG & Grape Vision Ltd - EiC - J Dicey

Hamilton Runs Ltd - EiC - filed 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Hill, D R & S A - see OWRUG, Lauder Water Users Group, Lauder Creek Ltd, DR & SA Hill - EiC - K Heckler - 5 Feb 2021

Horticulture New Zealand Limited (HortNZ)

J R Webb & Sons Ltd - EiC - J S Webb - 5 February 2021 [PDF, 153 KB]

Landpro Limited

Lauder Water Users Group and Lauder Creek Ltd - see OWRUG, Lauder Water Users Group, Lauder Creek Ltd, DR & SA Hill - EiC - K Heckler - 5 Feb 2021

Leaning Rock Cherries Ltd - EiC - E Weaver- 5 February 2021 [PDF, 242 KB]

McArthur Ridge Vineyard Ltd, Mount Dunstan Estates Ltd, Strath Clyde Water Ltd (McArthur Ridge)

Maniototo Irrigation Companies (Maniototo ICs)

Martin, G N

Martin, G N - EiC - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 221 KB]

Martin, G N - EiC - water permits plan change public report - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Minister for the Environment (MfE)

Ngā Rūnanga

Otago Fish & Game Council and Central South Island Fish & Game Council (Fish & Game)

Otago Water Resources User Group (OWRUG)

Pisa Irrigation Company Ltd - see OWRUG & Pisa IC Ltd - EiC - G R Collier - Economics - 4 Feb 2021

Southern Lakes Holdings Ltd – memo – proposed changes to PC7 - 4 Feb 2021 [PDF, 153 KB]

Territorial Authorities (Central Otago, Clutha, Queenstown Lakes & Waitaki District Councils & Dunedin City Council)

Trustpower Limited (Trustpower)

WISE Response Society Inc (WISE)

Otago Regional Council - Evidence in Chief

ORC - EiC - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - recommended decisions on submissions [PDF, 106 KB]

ORC - EiC - Tom de Pelsemaeker - Planning - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 938 KB]

ORC - EiC - Julie Everett-Hincks - Science Work Programme - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 236 KB]

ORC - EiC - Richard Allibone - Freshwater Ecology - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 5.5 MB]

ORC - EiC - Roderick Henderson - Hydrology - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

ORC - EiC - Sean Leslie - Water Use - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 1.9 MB]

ORC - EiC - Simon Wilson - Schedule 10A.4 - 7 December 2020 [PDF, 291 KB]

Cross Examination Notices

File name format: [Date Filed] - notice- cross-examination - [Date of notice]

Otago Regional Council's Evidence in Reply

2021-02-26 - Trustpower - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 424 KB]

2021-02-26 - Forest & Bird - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 539 KB]

2021-02-26 - OWRUG - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 93 KB]

2021-02-26 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 26 February 2021 [PDF, 120 KB]

Parties' Evidence in Chief

2021-02-19 - ORC - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 119 KB] (including application for leave to exceed cross examination limits)

2021-02-19 - D-G Conservation - notice - cross-examinaton - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 52 KB]

2021-02-19 - Fish & Game - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 228 KB]

2021-02-19 - Ministry for the Environment - notice - cross-examiniation - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 163 KB]

2021-02-19 - Ngā Rūnanga - notice - cross-examiniation - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 248 KB]

2021-02-19- OWRUG - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 51 KB]

2021-02-19 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 74 KB]

2021-02-19 - Trustpower - notice - cross-examination - 19 February 2021 [PDF, 423 KB]

2021-02-17 - Forest and Bird - notice - cross-examination - 17 February 2021 [PDF, 549 KB]

Otago Regional Council's Evidence in Chief

2021-02-11 - Territorial Authorities - notice - cross-examination - 4 February 2021 [PDF, 74 KB]

2021-02-05 - Fish & Game - notice - cross-examination - 9 Feb 2021 [PDF, 129 KB] 

2021-02-05 - D-G Conservation - notice - cross-examination - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 52 KB]

WITHDRAWN 4  March 2021 2021-02-05 - HortNZ - notice - cross-examination - 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 61 KB]

2021-02-05 – McArthur Ridge Vineyard Ltd, Mount Dunstan Estates Ltd & Strath Clyde Water Ltd – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 510 KB]

2021-02-05 – Martin, G – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 101 KB]

2021-02-05 – MfE – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 161 KB]

2021-02-05 - Ngā Rūnanga – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 221 KB]

2021-02-05 – OWRUG – notice – cross-examination – 4 Feb 2021 [PDF, 45 KB]

2021-02-05 – Trustpower – notice – cross-examination – 5 Feb 2021 [PDF, 408 KB]

Joint Witness Statements

File name format: [Date Filed] - JWS - [Expert Type] - [Topic] - [Date of JWS]

No Joint Witness Statements have been lodged yet.

Legal Submissions / Records of Amendments Sought

File name format: [Date] - [Party Name] - [Topic] - [Opening / Closing / Further]

No submissions or representations have been lodged yet.

Common Bundle

Filed by ORC on 1 March 20201

Index [PDF, 96 KB]

Volume 1 [PDF, 3.9 MB]

Volume 2 [PDF, 3.4 MB]

Volume 3 [PDF, 2.7 MB]

Volume 4 [PDF, 4 MB]

Volume 5 [PDF, 14 MB]

Volume 6 [PDF, 3.3 MB]

Volume 7 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Filed by agreement between OWRUG & ORC on 27 January 2021

1.  State of the Environment Surface Water Quality in Otago (2006 to 2017) [PDF, 5.8 MB]

2.a. Water Quality in Otago Report Card (July 2015 - June 2020) [PDF, 1.1 MB]

2.b. Individual Report Cards

Arrow Basin Report Card [PDF, 273 KB]

Cardrona and Pisa Report Card [PDF, 318 KB]

Catlins Report Card [PDF, 184 KB]

Clutha Delta Report Card [PDF, 305 KB]

Dunedin Report Card [PDF, 291 KB]

Glenorchy Report Card [PDF, 303 KB]

Kakanui Report Card [PDF, 284 KB]

Kyeburn Report Card [PDF, 264 KB]

Lawrence Report Card [PDF, 321 KB]

Lower Lindis Report Card [PDF, 299 KB]

Lower Manuherikia Report Card [PDF, 305 KB]

Maniototo Report Card [PDF, 297 KB]

Maungatua Report Card [PDF, 267 KB]

Nevis and Earnscleugh Report Card [PDF, 227 KB]

Pomahaka Report Card [PDF, 337 KB]

Shag Report Card [PDF, 322 KB]

Shotover Report Card [PDF, 260 KB]

Strath Taieri Report Card [PDF, 275 KB]

Styx Report Card [PDF, 255 KB]

Taieri Plains Report Card [PDF, 231 KB]

Teviot Report Card [PDF, 275 KB]

Tokomairiro Report Card [PDF, 310 KB]

Upper Lindis Report Card [PDF, 282 KB]

Upper Manuherekia Report Card [PDF, 289 KB]

Upper Pomahaka Report Card [PDF, 311 KB]

Waianakarua Report Card [PDF, 295 KB]

Waikouaiti Report Card [PDF, 298 KB]

Waiwera Report Card [PDF, 289 KB]

Wanaka Hawea Lakes Report Card [PDF, 281 KB] 

3. Deemed Permit Report to MfE

Current Water Apps - 15 December 2020 [XLS, 96 KB]

Deemed Permit Report - 15 December 2020 [PDF, 59 KB]

4. Hydrology Monitoring Sites

Groundwater A1 [PDF, 19 MB]

Hydrology Monitoring Sites - Advisory note P. Stevenson TL Environmental Monitoring - 27 January 2021 [DOCX, 15 KB]

ORC Hydrology and Rainfull Sites - 29 January 2021 [XLSX, 35 KB]

Rainfall A1 [PDF, 22 MB]

Surface Water A1 [PDF, 21 MB]

5. Water Permit Data Record

Water Permit Data Record Spreadsheet - 27 January 2021 [XLSX, 1.1 MB]

Notes for Interpreting Water Permit Data Record Spreadsheet [DOCX, 35 KB]

Exhibits

File name format: [Date] - [Exhibit No] - [Produced by] - [description]

No exhibits have been produced yet.

Hearing Transcripts

File name format: [Date of Transcript] - Transcript - Hearing - [Topic] - [Date of Hearing]

The hearing has not started yet. 

Audio Recordings of Hearings

File name format: Audio - Hearing - [Topic] - [Date of Hearing]

The hearing has not started yet.

Video Recordings of Hearings

 File name format: Video - Hearing - [Topic] - [Date of Hearing]

 The hearing has not started yet.

 

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