The Upper Clutha Environmental Society is not planning to dissolve but may have to wind up if imminent court costs orders go against it, society secretary Julian Haworth said yesterday.
Despite concerns an Environment Court decision allowing a house to be built on a flood-prone section at Karitane could set a legal precedent, the Otago Regional Council has not appealed the decision.
Talks to resolve legal appeals holding back the planned Three Parks development have moved behind closed doors as negotiating parties try to avoid an Environment Court hearing.
Waitaki First has reached agreement with Meridian Energy Ltd over conditions on resource consents for a $1 billion power scheme the Government-owned company proposes to build on the lower Waitaki River.
Plans for a multimillion-dollar motorsport park at Cromwell are still up to speed, resource consent having been finalised recently.
The Environment Court has upheld a decision permitting the rezoning of 131ha of Cardrona Valley land that could pave the way for a large residential and hotel development at Mt Cardrona Station.
The rule book for Kawarau Jet, containing "valuable intellectual property", will be seen by only a few select eyes during the operator's continuing Environment Court battle to keep jet-boat rival Thunder Jet off the Kawarau River.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to overspend this year's $500,000 budget for legal and witness fees by at least $300,000.
In April 2006, local authorities and emergency services swung into action to help the occupants of dozens of homes flooded on the Taieri Plain. Questions were asked about why houses had been built in a flood zone.
A further resource consent to take and use water for irrigation within the lower Waitaki catchment has been granted by an Environment Canterbury (ECan) panel of commissioners.
Southern Alps Air Ltd (SAA) has lost an Environment Court appeal to establish a commercial jet-boating operation on the Wilkin River, near Makarora.
Worries an Environment Court decision allowing a family to build on a flood-prone section at Karitane could set a legal precedent has most Otago regional councillors urging the organisation to not let the matter drop.
The granting of a water resource consent for the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme in South Canterbury would be a "welcome boost" to farmers during the current dry period, South Canterbury Irrigation Trust chairman Don McFarlane said yesterday.
An Otago Regional Council attempt to stop a Karitane couple from building a home in a flood-prone area has failed, with the Environment Court saying there comes a point where a consent authority should not be "paternalistic".
Japan is the latest market to which Fonterra has lost exclusive access.
The Dunedin City Council appears to have staved off what could have been a bitter Environment Court battle with the city's business community, after a joint announcement yesterday that an agreement on the harbourside development had been signed.
Environment Court Judge Jon Jackson and commissioner John Mills began the rehearing of Southern Alps Air commercial jet-boating consent appeal in Wanaka yesterday by spending 45 minutes speed-reading a witness' statement over a cup of coffee.
One of the Dunedin Gasworks Museum trustees expects to have a supermarket as a neighbour eventually, despite the setback dealt to Progressive Enterprises by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee.
A long-standing dispute between the developer of a subdivision at Lake Hayes and a neighbour - which has cost both parties hundreds of thousands of dollars in appeals - appears to be over.
Environment Canterbury chief executive Bryan Jenkins wants to keep his job after the Government on Tuesday sacked the 14-member elected council he is responsible to.