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Mokihinui River Saved

After walking from the southern branch a couple of years ago [1], 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 [2]. Further details are available on Stuff [3], or via the NZ Herald [4].

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3 Comments To "Mokihinui River Saved"

#1 Comment By Mark Watson On 22 May, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

Great news! Thanks to all those who have campaigned against it.

#2 Comment By Robb On 23 May, 2012 @ 11:22 am

Kia Ora Mike,
Great and uplifting news. Have shared around. Keeping an eye on the Ruahine e hoa.

#3 Comment By Mike McGavin On 23 May, 2012 @ 11:34 am

Absolutely, it’s great news imho.