• Information for submitters

    On 6 April, the hearing panel provided this notice of the hearing which includes an outline of procedural matters relating to the hearings.
  • Cultural evidence

    On 28 March 2017, Rob van Voorthuysen agreed to Ngāi Tahu presenting their cultural evidence by way of videos and a piece of written cultural evidence.
  • No conflict of interest

    On 7 March 2017, the hearing panel members agreed that no conflict of interest exists for councillors on the panel.
  • Addendum to Summary of Decisions Requested

    Further submissions are now invited on the additional and amended submission points in the Addendum to the Summary of Decisions Requested.
  • Late further submissions accepted

    On 8 February 2016, Rob van Voorthuysen accepted a number of late further submissions, and declined a late primary submission.
  • Further submissions closed

    Further submissions have now closed. Read the next steps here.
  • Late submission declined

    Hearing panel chair Rob van Voorthuysen has declined Transpower New Zealand Limited's application to lodge a late submission.
  • Further submissions invited

    Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are now invited.
  • Late submissions accepted

    Hearing panel chair Rob van Voorthuysen has decided that the five submissions received late will be considered as valid submissions on the proposed Plan.
  • Submissions now closed

    Submissions on the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan have now closed. Thank you to those that took the time to make a submission.