This page outlines the key steps in the consideration of the application by the New Zealand and the North Canterbury Fish and Game Councils and the New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association for a water conservation order in respect of the Hurunui River.
- In August 2007 the New Zealand and North Canterbury Fish and Game Councils and the New Zealand Recreational Canoeing Association (NZRCA) applied for a water conservation order in respect of the Hurunui River. The application was made under the Resource Management Act 1991.
- After further information was provided the application was accepted and a special tribunal was appointed to hear and report on the application in August 2008.
- The Special Tribunal heard submissions on the application and made its report and recommendations in August 2009.
- Submissions were made to the Environment Court but during this period the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2010 was passed which required the Hurunui water conservation order application to be resubmitted to the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) and heard within the framework of the Act.
- Submissions to ECan on the revised application closed in October 2010.
- On 16 December 2010, the applicants, the New Zealand and North Canterbury Fish and Game Councils and Whitewater New Zealand (formerly NZRCA), advised the Minister that they had withdrawn the application.
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For further information on the application see Hurunui water conservation order [Environment Canterbury Regional Council website]