19 Nov 2010

16 appeals against new district plan

9:01 am on 19 November 2010

An unexpected number of appeals have been made against the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council's One Plan.

Appeals to the Environment Court closed on Thursday.

Two organisations, Federated Farmers and Fish & Game, had previously signalled their intention to appeal.

But 16 appeals have been lodged including from the Defence Force, Historic Places Trust, Pork Industry Board, Department of Conservation and three power companies.

The council says it will meet with all appellants to explore where consensus can be reached before any Environment Court hearings.

The list includes:

Federated Farmers

Fish & Game Wellington Council

Defence Force

NZ Historic Places Trust

Pork Industry Board

Department of Conservation

Mighty River Power


Meridian Energy

NZ Transport Agency, Whanganui branch

Horticulture NZ

Whanganui District Council

Osflo Spreading Industries

Earnslaw One

Property Rights in NZ Inc.