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Recommendation on Ngaruroro and Clive WCO

A Special Tribunal to consider a Water Conservation Order application relating to the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers has issued its report and recommendations to the Minister for the Environment for his consideration.

A Water Conservation Order is made by an Order in Council on the recommendation of the Minister.

The application for a Water Conservation Order was made by New Zealand Fish and Game Council, Hawkes Bay Fish and Game Council, Operation Pātiki Ngāti Hori Ki Kohupātiki, Royal Forest & Bird Society of New Zealand, Whitewater NZ and Jet Boating New Zealand.

In summary, the Special Tribunal recommends:

  • the Water Conservation Order be declined for the lower part of the Ngaruroro River below the Whanawhana cableway to the river mouth, including the part of the Clive River that was included in the application
  • the Water Conservation Order be granted in part for the upper part of the Ngaruroro River above the Whanawhana cableway to the headwaters.

Link to the report of the Special Tribunal