Category Archives: Latest News


December 2 4:50 pm

Please read this excellent legal analysis by local lawyer Chris Mitchell which he will be presenting to the Science Review Panel on December 3

Click here to read the legal analysis

Chair’s Report for November

November 14 2:53 pm

It’s a very interesting time in the life of CRU! Click here to read Christopher’s action packed report.

Is The PDP Review A Farce ?

October 10 11:48 am

You will have seen the KCDC letter of 9 October, and if you are a submitter you should have received a copy.


CRU Chair Christopher Ruthe has personally written a letter to the Mayor raising questions as to whether the review process is mere sleight of hand, or is genuinely looking at withdrawal.


If you have concerns do write to the Council, as the Chair has. It is crucial that the status of the PDP process is sorted out as no reasonable person wants to spend time and money on attending pre-hearing conferences if the PDP is going to be withdrawn.

2 Cross Submissions You May Be Interested In Reading

July 19 3:44 pm

Follow these links to read 2 cross submissions, from Simon Arnold and Chris Butler, which together nicely sum up the scientific and humanitarian issues we are seeking truth on. Nicely put, gentlemen.


Urgent Urgent

July 17 2:34 pm

If you are cross submitting, you need to get it in by 4.00pm 18 July.

Kathy Moody and Joan Allin have done a fantastic job in preparing this CRU cross submission which you are encouraged to read. Click the link below.

CRU Further submission – Final draft

KCDC attempts to twist the facts

July 5 1:06 pm

In another attempt to twist the facts, KCDC has denied that there is minimal impact on Climate Change suggesting that there had been a misquote.  However, the attached letter from Mr. Dougherty shows that there was no misquote.  Mr. Law,  a BECA Carter consultant said that climate change predictions would be less pronounced on the Kapiti Coast at paragraph 56 of his submission.  At paragraph 59, he says he “doubted that projected climate change would have an evident or quantifiable effect on low river flows in the Waikanae River.”

Read the letter: