Submissions to the Coastal Science Review Panel

April 16 10:11 am

Read the submissions to the Coastal Science Review Panel on their draft report. CLICK HERE

Another Battle Won

March 24 9:46 am

Many of you will have seen the news in Saturday’s Dominion Post that the Science Review Panel report which was presented in draft form on Friday states that “the current hazard mapping is not sufficiently robust to be used for planning policies and regulation within the District Plan.”

This is what CRU has been saying for 2 years, and it does seem extraordinary that it has taken so much time and such a huge amount of ratepayers money to arrive at this moment.
CRU are requesting that the lines are removed from LIM reports immediately.
Christopher’s letter to the Mayor is here and the Mayor’s response is here.
The draft report is here.

CRU are meeting with the Mayor and officials today.
We will report back after that meeting.
Do feel free to pop a cork or two!


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as no reasonable person wants to spend time and money on attending pre-hearing conferences if the PDP is going to be withdrawn.