This page has the key milestones in the making of the National Water Conservation (Ahuriri River) Order 1990 and related documents.
- On 31 January 1983, the Minister of Internal Affairs and three other organisations applied for a water conservation order in respect of the waters of the Ahuriri catchment to the head of Lake Benmore. The organisations were the:
- Waitaki Valley Acclimatisation Society
- Council of South Island Acclimatisation Societies
- National Executive of Acclimatisation Societies.
- The application was made to the Minister of Works and Development under the Water and Soil Conservation Act 1967.
- The applications were publicly notified by the National Water and Soil Conservation Authority on 16 June 1983.
- A hearing was held from 20 to 23 September and 4 to 6 October 1983.
- The authority’s committee published its report and recommendation in February 1984. It recommended that an Order be made.
- Submissions were made to the Planning Tribunal.
- The hearing began but was adjourned to await the resolution of proceedings related to the Rakaia River Water Conservation Order.
- On 22 August 1989, the Planning Tribunal resumed its hearing which concluded on 24 August 1989.
- It reported on 30 April 1990 recommending that a national water conservation order be made.
- The National Water Conservation (Ahuriri River) Order 1990 was approved on 2 July 1990.
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Application [PDF, 5 MB]
Further information to the application [PDF, 740 KB]