After walking from the southern branch a couple of years ago, it’s fantastic to see that the Mokihinui River has been saved from flooding by a hydro dam. The project was granted resource consent in 2010 pending a likely appeal and further permission from DoC and the Minister of Conservation. It’s been dragging through the Environment Court for some time now, but today Meridian Energy decided not to pursue it further. Further details are available on Stuff, or via the NZ Herald.
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