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#181 44forty

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 07:35 AM

https://www.stuff.co...-island-succeed
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#182 Fish

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:09 AM

Win!

 

The High Court has ruled in their favour quashing a decision from the Environmental Protection Authority, which gave Coastal Resources Limited (CRL) permission to massively increase dumping to 250,000cu/m per year.

Two island groups argued the Authority failed to consult properly with local Māori and complained there was not a single public hearing on Great Barrier.

The High Court has agreed, ordering the Authority to start again and this time to listen to its own Māori Advisory Committee on who to consult.

https://www.rnz.co.n...-waste-increase

 

I love it when a really simple argument trumps all the specialist reports, complex arguments and convoluted BS.

1) EPA did not consult the locals, i.e. the people their decision will effect,

2) EPA did not hold a single public hearing on the Island.

 

Now they get to start again.


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#183 Maté

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:53 AM

Well it looks like a judge "read the report" :)


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#184 harrytom

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 09:14 AM

How will the effect the viaduct for the next cup??hopefully be forced to dump on land.


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#185 lateral

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:25 AM

How will the effect the viaduct for the next cup??hopefully be forced to dump on land.

Yup, instead of the soft option.

Our oceans are in enough trouble.


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#186 kiwi_jon

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:29 AM

Ports of Auckland has its own consented dumping area 27nm east of Cuvier in 700-1200 meters. This area has been used for many years as a dumping area including munitions.
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#187 Sail Rock

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 05:20 PM

Good decision by the High Court but be careful what you wish for.
Firstly for those advocating dumping on land the question is where? Soft, unconsolidated marine sediments with very high moisture content is not suitable for building or road fill without time consuming and costly treatment (lime or cement stabilisation). Therefore contractors won’t touch stuff unless required by the client, e.g. POA maintenance dredging that was cement stabilised fill for the Fergusson container terminal extension.

Secondly, eliminating the offshore dumping option or at least requiring dumping to move even further offshore will drive up costs for any future marine developments, potentially making them uneconomic. So goodbye to any further marina development, and hello to ongoing berth shortage and Simon Herbert’s marina oligopoly.

Having said all that, environmental and economic constraints on further marine development in Auckland might help support Shane Jones’ Northport dreams!
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#188 Steve Pope

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 08:05 PM

All of the dredgings from the upper Whangarei harbour are dumped on land just across the road from the Whangarei cruising club at Kissing point, it doesn't seem to be, or cause, a problem


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