Environment Waikato declines Mokau dam consent


[27 September] Following hearings at which kayakers made strong submissions, Environment Waikato has declined KCE’s resource consent application for a dam on the Mokau. KCE are ‘considering their options’ and may appeal the decision to the Environment Court. The NZRCA’s Membership Officer Alan Bell who was active in opposing the dam, says it is an “excellent decision” and “a victory for common sense.” Update 17 October: The NZRCA has received notice of KCE’s intention to appeal to the Environment Court.