Department of Conservation has recently called for submissions in relation to BoP Electricity using the Upper Kaituna Reserve (eg. left bank of the Kaitune river) to put the dam footing on the reserve as well as flooding part of the reserve once the dam is built. The last day to submit submissions was MArch 12, 2007. I have been contacted by DoC that a Public Hearing will be held on April 23 & 24, 2007. Location to be advised.
Anyone who would like to be present at the meeting should make contact with DoC in Rotorua on 07-349 7400 to confirm the date and, closer to the time, location of the hearing. I believe that DoC has received nearly 100 (possible a few more) submissions stating that DoC should not give permissioon to BoP Electricity to use the reserve to build a dam on it.
The presence of public at the hearing is important, anyone who does not like to see a dam on the Kaituna River should attend!!