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Water resources

Both Nicky McIndoe and Christina Sheard have extensive experience advising clients working within the water industry on water quality, water allocation and priority issues. They have been involved in consenting large scale hydro-electric power schemes, agriculture and irrigation projects.

In the urban context, we have significant experience advising on stormwater discharges and flooding issues for major projects we have worked on. Through our work on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan for the NZ Transport Agency, we have a thorough understanding of the new stormwater rules in the Unitary Plan.
 

Recent experience

 

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Security of water supply is critical to Pernod Ricard’s wine making business. We have been instructed by Pernod Ricard to advise on options for managing risks around future water takes in the Marlborough region and the Proposed Marlborough Resource Management Plan.
 

Tongariro-Rangipo Prison Treaty of Waitangi transaction

We advised the Department of Corrections on this landmark Treaty of Waitangi transaction worth a total of $52.7 million. Our resource management advice focused on a variety of issues including consents to take and use water, and consents to use land where that may result in discharges to water (colloquially known as ‘farming consents’).

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