Making the Kawarau River amendment order 2013

This page has the key milestones in the making of the Water Conservation (Kawarau) Amendment Order 2013 in respect of the Nevis River. 

Key milestones

  • In June 2006 Otago and New Zealand Fish and Game Councils applied for an amendment to the Water Conservation (Kawarau) Order 1997 in respect of the Nevis River.
  • A special tribunal was appointed in June 2008 to hear and report on the application.
  • The Special Tribunal held its first sitting day on 3 November 2008 and heard evidence in parts of May, June and August 2009 and April and May 2010.
  • It sent its report recommending an amendment to the Order in August 2010.
  • Submissions were made to the Environment Court who held a hearing in October and November 2012.
  • The Environment Court presented minority and majority reports recommending changes be made to the Order in respect of the Nevis River in June 2013.
  • The Water Conservation (Kawarau) Amendment Order 2013 was made on 11 November 2013.