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Hearing Decisions

Our current hearing decisions are listed below and older decisions can be found under the Archives section.

View the 2012 decisions for Upper Waitaki.


  • 19 December 2014 Silver Fern Farms Limited (CRC143740)
    Commissioners: Cindy Robinson and Dr Brent Cowie

    Commissioners Cindy Robinson and Dr Brent Cowie have granted consent to intermittently discharge treated waste water to the lower Waimakiriri River.


  • 01 October 2014 Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (CRC122897, CRC122898, CRC122899, CRC122900, CRC120610 and RC135478)
    Commissioners: P Rogers, D Chrystal and J Lumsden

    The decision of the joint hearing of resource consents CRC122897, CRC122898, CRC122899, CRC122900, CRC120610 and RC135478 has been released. The Commissioners have granted consents for the use of land for earthworks associated with, and the construction, maintenance, and use of storage ponds,  and associated structures;  and the damming of up to 8.2 million cubic metres of water and discharges of dust to air and stormwater at the corner Wrights and Dixon Roads, Burnt Hill. The duration of the consents will be 35 years except for the discharge to air which will have a duration of five years. Correction to decision - 6 October 2014 (50 kb).


  • 05 September 2014 Christchurch Ready Mix (CRC142845 and CRC142846)
    Commissioners: D Chrystal

    The decision on the hearing of CRC142845 and CRC142846 has now been released. Commissioner D Chrystal has granted consent to use land for mineral extraction activities and the deposition of clean fill over an unconfined or semi-confined aquifer; and to take and use water for dust suppression at the Gartys Road, Leithfield, subject to conditions.


  • 25 August 2014 B L, L H & D A Baggott and C E McKay (CRC102890)
    Commissioners: Withy

    The decision on the hearing has been released. Commissioner Withy has granted consent to take and use groundwater for irrigation at Woodfields Road, Rangiora.


  • 21 July 2014 Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates Limited (CRC132458, CRC142438 and CRC144606)
    Commissioners: P Rogers and E Christmas

    The decision on the hearing of CRC132458, CRC142438 and CRC144606 has now been released. Commissioners P Rogers and E Christmas have partially granted consent in an amended form to take, divert and use water for irrigation; and a change of land use which may result in the discharge of nitrogen or phosphorus; for the area of land known as the Balmoral Forest, Culverden and subject to conditions.
  • 11 July 2014 Hunter Dairies Limited (CRC143341)
    Commissioners: R Nixon

    The decision on the hearing of CRC143341 has been released. Commissioner R Nixon has granted consent for a change of conditions to take and use groundwater near Makikihi.


  • 30 January 2014 Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu and Canterbury Regional Council (Te Waihora opening) (CRC140366, CRC140367, CRC140368, CRC140371, CRC142019)
    Commissioners: D Collins, B Cowie and H Langsbury

    Environment Canterbury, Selwyn District Council, and Christchurch City Council have granted consents to carry out activities associated with the artificial opening and closing of Te Waihora/ Lake Ellesmere to the sea.