Oreti River Valley Environment Court decision

Environment Court Judge J E Borthwick's full decision on the Oreti River valley is available below for download by concerned anglers.

Hamish Carnachan with an upper Oreti River treasure. 2Southland Fish & Game has hailed the Environment Court ruling in its favour over the Oreti River valley as a “great outcome” for all of Southland.

Fish and Game had opposed the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail’s planned route through the valley, a world renowned trout fishing location.

Fish & Game appealed to the Environment Court against an independent commissioner's decision to grant consents to the Southland District Council (SDC) for stage two of the trail.

The Court decision has now allowed the appeal, effectively halting the consents that had been granted.

You can read the full decision below.

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - opt

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - Attachment 1 - opt

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - Attachment 2 - opt

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - Appendix A

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - Appendix B

2016-11-14 Decision [2016] NZEnvC 220 - Appendix C