Video and Audio of the Hearing
We will try to make video and audio of the Hearing available on this page. At this stage, we are not livestreaming proceedings. We hope that we will have audio uploaded and available for listening within 1 to 2 hours of the court breaking during the day or adjourning at the end of the day. Video will usually be available the following day.
On this page of you can find* video and audio of:
*We will update this list throughout the hearing. We may remove audio after it has been available for a week.
Day 1 - Monday 8 March 2021
Day 2 - Tuesday 9 March 2021
Day 3 - Wednesday 10 March 2021
Day 4 - Thursday 11 March 2021
Day 5 - Friday 12 March 2021
Day 6 - Monday 15 March 2021
Day 7 - Tuesday 16 March 2021
Day 8 - Thursday 18 March 2021
Day 9 - Friday 19 March 2021
Day 10 - Tuesday 23 March 2021
Day 11 - Wednesday 24 March 2021
Day 12 - Thursday 25 March 2021
Day 13 - Friday 26 March 2021
Day 14 - Monday 12 April 2021
Day 15 - Tuesday 13 April 2021
Day 16 - Wednesday 14 April 2021
Day 17 - Thursday 15 April 2021
Day 18 - Friday 16 April 2021
Day 19 - Monday 19 April 2021
Day 20 - Tuesday 20 April 2021
Week 1 - 8 to 12 March 2021
On this day, the opening submissions for ORC were presented, along with the cross-examination of ORC witnesses Roderick Donald Henderson and Richard Mark Allibone.
On this day, cross-examination of ORC witnesses continued with: Antonius Hugh Snelder, Julie Marie Everett-Hincks, Simon Shield Wilson, Sean William Leslie and Tom de Pelsemaeker.
On this day, the cross-examination of ORC witness Tom de Pelsemaeker continued.
On this day, the cross-examination of ORC witness Tom de Pelsemaeker continued, followed by the opening submissions of Ngā Rūnanga and the cross-examination of their witness Dean Whaanga.
Please note that for the majority of the first part of the morning of Day 4 (11 March 2021) the court and counsel moved to chambers and those discussion are not recorded.
Please note that for the beginning of the second part of the morning of Day 4 (11 March 2021) the court and counsel were in chambers and those discussion are not recorded.
On this day, the cross-examination of Ngā Rūnanga witnesses continued with Edward Weller Ellison, Maria Bartlett and Sandra McIntyre.
Week 2 - 15 to 19 March 2021
On this day, opening submisions were heard from the Minister for the Environment, along with the cross-examination of their witness Keita Sarah Kohere. The opening submissions of the D-G of Conservation were also heard, along with the cross-examination of their witness Nicholas Rex Dunn.
On this day, there was a general discussion of the timetable and expert conferencing.
Note: the hearing commenced at 1.30 pm on Day 7 and adjourned at just before 4 pm.
The court is adjourned until 9.30 am on Thursday 18 March 2021.
Day 8 started with ORC submissions in relation to the NPS FM 2020. Tom de Pelsemaker was recalled to the witness stand for cross-examination and questions from the court on his supplementary evidence (across Morning Part 1 and Part 2). ORC witnesses Joanna Gilroy and Alexandra King were called to the stand in the afternoon and answered questions from the court and were cross-examined by counsel regarding evidence filed dated 13 and 14 March 2021 respectively (Gilroy in Afternoon Part 1; King in Afternoon Parts 1 and 2). Maree Baker-Galloway made opening submissions for Fish & Game at the end of the day (to be continued on Day 9).
Day 9 started with a small amount of house-keeping about changes to the hearing schedule and a Minute the court anticipates issuing on Monday 22 March 2021. Maree Baker-Galloway then finished the opening submissions for Fish & Game. After that, Dr Hayes was called to the stand to take quesitons from the court and for cross-examination. The day finished with a discussion of the issue of priorities.
Video - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 9(external link) (Note: for the first hour, the video has not captured the view of the court)
Day 10 started with opening submissions from Mr Page for OWRUG (Morning Parts 1 & 2). Mr Page "parked" his submissions - part delivered - to allow Mr McIndoe to come to the stand for cross-examination and questions from the court in the afternoon. (Note: Mr McIndoe appeared via AVL.) Mr Hickey was then called as a witness for cross-examination and questions from the court.
Day 11 began with Mr Page for OWRUG finishing his opening submissions. Mr Ensor for the Minister for the Environment then gave evidence, took questions from the court and was cross-examined.
Murray Brass for the Director-General of Conservation was called to the witness stand at the start of the day for questions from the court and cross-examiniation (Morning Parts 1 and 2). Sandra McIntyre for Nga Runanga was called in the afteroon (Afternoon Parts 1 and 2). The day ended with Dean Olsen on the witness stand and some housekeeping (Afternoon Part 2).
After a short discussion about the supplementary evidence of Mr Twose, Sally Dicey was affirmed and was cross-examined.
Sally Dicey for OWRUG was recalled in the morning and completed prior to lunch adjournment. Christina Bright for Landpro New Zealand was then called in the afternoon and completed before afternoon adjournment. After afternoon adjournment, Claire Perkins for Landpro New Zealand was called.
Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 18
Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19
Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19 - Morning Part 1
Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20
Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20 - Morning Part 1