[b]The Special Tribunal has given additional public notification of the Water Conservation Order (the Order) application over the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers. Recent scientific evidence has confirmed that wider hydraulic connections exist through the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers catchment than was understood when the application was first notified. It is noted that an updated version of the draft Order (Version 2) was presented during the Stage 1 hearing in late 2017. To view the original application and the draft Order (Version 2), refer to the EPA website [/b][b][u][url=http://www.epa.govt.nz/public-consultations]www.epa.govt.nz/public-consultations[/url][/u][/b][b] or contact the EPA on 0800 777 501. [/b]  The New Zealand Fish and Game Council, the Hawke’s Bay Fish and Game Council, Operation Patiki Ngāti Hori ki Kohupatiki, Whitewater New Zealand, Jet Boating New Zealand, and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand (the Applicants) have lodged an application with the Minister for the Environment for a Water Conservation Order for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers. The application concerns the entire length of the Ngaruroro River, the tributaries and hydraulically connected groundwater, and the 7km long Clive River, in Hawke's Bay. The application is in recognition of the following outstanding values: significance in accordance with tikanga Maori; cultural and spiritual purposes; habitat for rainbow trout; angling, amenity and recreation; habitat for avifauna; habitat for native fish; whitewater kayaking and rafting amenity and recreation; jetboating amenity and recreation; wild, scenic and natural characteristics; and scientific and ecological values. The Applicants seek protection of these values through a number of conditions contained in the draft Order (Version 2) appended to their application. [b][u]Important notes to Submitters:[/u][/b] - The closing date for submissions is [b]4pm on the 22 of August 2018[/b]. - [b]Any person may make a submission on the application. Existing submitters do not need to re-submit, but may do so if they wish to provide additional information.[/b] - The Special Tribunal may require you to provide further information on your submission - You will be emailed a copy of your submission on completion. You must also send a copy to the applicants as soon as practicable. Please ensure you send a copy of your submission to the applicants via this email address [url=mailto:maree.baker-galloway@al.nz][u]maree.baker-galloway@al.nz[/u][/url]. - Where relevant, please refer to sections 199, 200 and 207 of the [url=http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1991/0069/latest/DLM230265.html][u]Resource Management Act 1991[/u][/url]. [u][b]Terms and conditions:[/b] [/u]All of the personal information you provide on this form will be held by the EPA at 215 Lambton Quay, Wellington. It will be used by the EPA for the purpose of administering the application referred to in your submission. This includes providing a full copy of your entire submission (including name, address, phone number and email address) to the Special Tribunal and to the applicants. Your submission may also be provided to other parties directly involved in the Special Tribunal process. By leaving the privacy statement box on this submission form unticked, you agree that you are participating in a public process, and that your personal information may therefore be made publicly available at the public hearing. By completing this submission form, you give the EPA permission to use the information for the purpose stated above. You have the right to access and correct personal information held by the EPA. The information supplied in your submission may be released by the EPA under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) if a request for the information is made to us in the future. If you do not wish for your information to be released under the OIA, you must indicate that in your submission to us. You must indicate which parts of your submission you do not wish to be released and the reasons why the release of that information would be likely to adversely affect you. Please fill in the form below, then click Continue to review your submission. At any time you may click Save and Exit so that you can return later.

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