Preservation of whitewater, threats to recreational amenity, wild and scenic rivers.
Following the expiration of the moratorium on consents in the Hurunui and Waiau catchments, the Hurunui Water Project has applied for and been granted resource consents for a revised and expanded hydro and irrigation scheme focussed on the Waitohi River.
Network Tasman is proposing hydro dams on the Matakitaki river and the Glenroy river near Murchison. The company has purchased land in the Matakitaki valley and is conducting feasibility studies. An initial round of consultation has been announced with a meeting for kayakers in Murchison on 21 June 2009.