Developers persist with Gowan plans


The Majac Trust has appealed a recent High Court decision supporting the Buller Conservation Order. The Majac Trust has plans to utilise water from the Gowan for hydro development, but is restricted by the terms in the conservation order. The Trust had asked the High Court to review the conservation order, but Justice Ron Young found no grounds to set the conservation order aside. The NZRCA gave evidence to the High Court in support of the existing conservation order, and will continue supporting Fish & Game‘s efforts to protect the Gowan.