Environment Court judge says 'strong case' for freeholding moratorium - Stuff.co.nz

An Environment Court judge says there is a strong case for an "immediate moratorium" on freeholding parts of the Mackenzie Basin, due to the rapid rate of ecological values being lost. In the latest instalment of a decade-long legal battle over land ...

Water Fools? - Greening of Mackenzie - Radio New Zealand

It's the closest thing New Zealand has to a desert. The Mackenzie Basin landscape is not replicated anywhere else in the country, let alone the world, and it is being changed irreversibly. Not just the land is being changed, the once-pristine lakes are ...

Environment Court calls for pause on tenure review - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

On Thursday last week the Environment Court issued its long-awaited decision on plan change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan. The purpose of PC13 is to insert provisions into the district plan to protect the Mackenzie Basin's outstanding natural ...