Following the recent resignation of Christopher Ruthe as Chairman of CRU, the Committee elected Paul Dunmore as Chairman, and Mike Alexander to succeed Paul as Treasurer.
Christopher was a driving force in the foundation of CRU and has been central to its activities since. The Committee acknowledges his tremendous contribution and wishes him well for the future.
Hearings are underway into the Proposed District Plan, which KCDC notified in 2012 and later modified by deleting certain provisions relating to coastal hazards and other matters. Many CRU members and supporters made submissions on Chapter 4, but the Hearings Panel has allocated insufficient time for all of these submitters to be heard. We encourage all submitters to make their views known in person, but this requires that you tell KCDC now that you wish to be heard, so that sufficient time can be allocated.
April 2016. NOBRG is seeking declarations concerning KCDC’s process for hearings on the Proposed District Plan. NOBRG contends that the way that the Council is proceeding is legally flawed, contrary to undertakings given to the community, and unfair. CRU has submitted a memorandum to the Court. CRU is concerned that if there are legal problems in the KCDC process, that they should be dealt with now rather than in an appeal after the hearings have been completed.