Buller WCO affirmed in Gowan dam denial


The Environment Court has upheld the Buller River Water Conservation Order in a ruling rejecting a hydropower project on the Gowan river. The NZRCA along with Fish and Game, Forest and Bird, DOC and the Greens all opposed the project, both for its own issues, but also to preserve the integrity of the protection for wild and scenic rivers afforded by a WCO.