Buller Water Conservation Order

Fourteen years after it was requested, a National Water Conservation Order for the Buller River is in effect, protecting the Buller and many tributaries. Doug Rankin describes the history of the effort that lead to this significant milestone for one of New Zealand's "wild and scenic" rivers in Conservation / Buller Water Conservation Order, 2001. Extracts from evidence presented by Martin Unwin and Colin Leitch are also online. Meanwhile Michael Talley and the Majac Trust are seeking a judicial review of the Conservation Order so that they can build a hydro dam on the Gowan.