A legal appeal to overturn a declined resource consent preventing Wanaka landowner John Roberts from subdividing his property has been argued at an Environment Court hearing in Wanaka.
Property developers will argue for amendments to the Three Parks council plan change at an Environment Court hearing in Wanaka today.
If the Queenstown Airport Corporation appealed a decision declining consent for night flights to the resort, Frankton residents could consider joining Environment Court proceedings, Frankton Community Association vice-chairman Richard Stringer said yesterday.
Heritage advocates have launched a last-ditch effort to save a group of Princes St, Dunedin, buildings at the centre of a drawn-out dispute.
Progressive Enterprises' appeal against a Dunedin City Council decision to deny consent for a new Countdown store will head to what could be a two-week hearing in the Environment Court next month.
Project Hayes wind farm opponents Save Central will decide this week whether to pursue the case in the Court of Appeal.
Three of the 248 submitters who aired their views about a change to the water conservation order (WCO) on the Nevis River have taken the next step and appealed a special tribunal's report on the matter.
Three very different appeals to the Nevis River special tribunal's report have now been lodged with the Environment Court.
Details of the next round of legal proceedings on the Project Hayes wind farm will be decided at a conference in Dunedin in mid-November.
The Upper Clutha Environmental Society has successfully had a second court costs application set aside in the Environment Court.
One hurdle crossed - but the battle is not over yet. That was the message yesterday from organisations in the wake of a report recommending prohibiting dams on the Nevis River.
An Environment Court appeal against water being granted from the lower Waitaki River for a new $200 million scheme irrigating up to 40,000ha in the Waimate district has been tentatively set down for a hearing in February and March next year.
All the parties involved in an Environment Court appeal over the building of a pole house on flood-prone land at Karitane should have to bear their own costs, the court has decided.
Project Hayes is going back to the Environment Court, following a High Court decision one submitter believes "opens the door" for the wind farm to proceed.
The Arthur's Point Protection Society and the Queenstown Lakes District Council are to enter into mediation over how to measure helicopter noise within general noise standards.
The Upper Clutha Environmental Society has successfully defended Environment Court costs claims totalling $167,878 in the Matukituki Trust case, after it unsuccessfully appealed against a house platform site on Roys Peninsula.
Dunedin funeral company Hope and Sons, and residents opposed to the company's plan to build a cremator in South Dunedin, will probably have to wait until next year for any final resolution on the development.
Totally Tourism has been ordered to pay costs after its failed bid to appeal a condition restricting the number of flights at a helicopter landing pad at Arthurs Point.
The Environment Court decision on the Project Hayes wind farm had set a new test for any major project, one that was unprecedented, impractical and perverse, Meridian Energy counsel Hugh Rennie told the appeal hearing in the High Court at Dunedin yesterday.
Granting a Queenstown bar's appeal to use its outdoor deck and exceed the district plan noise limit by 10dBA would be "an ad hoc and isolated answer to a wider problem being experienced by the people of Queenstown", the Environment Court says.