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Friday, September 2, 2022

Reconsideration of concession

In August 2019 Minister for the Environment, David Parker, declined Westpower’s application for concessions from the Department of Conservation to construct and operate a run-of-river hydro scheme on the Waitaha River, about 36 kilometres south of Hokitika on the South Island’s West Coast.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Waitaha Hydro Submission for reconsideration

We have partnered with Poutini Ngāi Tahu to prepare a submission for reconsideration of concession to build Waitaha Hydro Scheme in South Westland. We provided our submission to the Department of Conservation on 31 May 2022.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Waitaha Hydro application for concessions submitted

In July 2014, Westpower submitted an application for concessions from the Minister of Conservation to enable the proposed scheme to progress.

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