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Proposed Natural Resources Plan

Proposed Natural Resources Plan

Updated 29 May 2018 11:45am

We are please to introduce our new PNRP hearings portal. This is where we will make available copies of our s42A reports, redline version of the plan, evidence, audio recordings of the hearings and more.   

Please click here to access the portal

If you have any access problems, please contact the hearings officer at

Hearings, Topics and Provisions

To find out which hearings you are scheduled to speak at (based on your submission), as well as a list of which plan provisions are covered under each hearing click below:

Which hearings will I be invited to?

SDR Database - use this to search submission points, provisions and to see if there are any further submissions made on your submission. This remains up to date and allows you to search for your submitter name or number

Dates you need to know for hearings

This is the indicative hearing schedule for 2018 - Please note this schedule is subject to change

Hearing Stream One 

Overall policy framework for the proposed plan, Beneficial Use and Development, & Areas and sites with significant mana whenua values

Hearing commenced on 22 May 2017 
Hearing Stream Two

Air Quality Management, Land use in riparian margins and stock access to water bodies, & Soil Conservation

Hearing commenced on 10 July 2017 
Hearing Stream Three

Water Allocation & Natural Form and Function

Hearing commenced on 4 September 2017
Hearing Stream Four

Water quality & Stormwater

Hearing commenced on 12 February 2018
Hearing Stream Five

Beds of lakes and Rivers, Wetlands and Biodiversity,Discharges to land

Hearing commenced on 9 April 2018
Hearing Stream Six

Coast, Natural Hazards, & Significant historic heritage values, Contaminated land, and hazardous substances

Section 42A Reports available online 4 May 2018
Deadline to request additional time or speaker slots 7 May 2018
Evidence due for pre-circulation 18 May 2018
Evidence tabled in lieu of appearance 21 May 2018

Start date of hearing

Monday 28 May to Wednesday 30 May (Wharewaka Functions Centre, Wellington Waterfront)

28 May 2018

Hearing Panel Directions

All minutes issued will be made available at Panel Directions.

Pre-Hearing Meetings

We are currently scheduling pre-hearing meetings on issues that may be resolved or we can provide clarity around. If you have submitted on a topic that will have a pre-hearing meeting, we will contact you directly and invite you.

To view a schedule of pre-hearing meetings that have been held and potential upcoming meetings, please click the below link:

Pre-hearing Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions on the Hearing Process

Please check out our FAQS section for information in the upcoming hearing process.

FAQS on the hearing process

We will update these regularly to ensure you can find the information you need.

Past Plan Steps and Information