[b][u]The Application [/u][/b]Ngāti Tama Ki Te Waipounamu Trust and Andrew Yuill (the applicants) have lodged an application with the Minister for the Environment for a Water Conservation Order (the Order) for Te Waikoropupū Springs and associated water bodies (the application). The application concerns the following water bodies: the confined and unconfined Arthur Marble Aquifer; Te Waikoropupū Springs; the Takaka River and its tributaries, including the Waingaro, Anatoki and Waikoropupū Rivers; and hydraulically connected groundwater including the Takaka Limestone Aquifer and Takaka Unconfined Gravel Aquifer. The outstanding values identified in the application are: a) significance in accordance with tikanga Māori; b) outstanding cultural and spiritual values; c) visual clarity values; d) scientific and ecological values; e) biodiversity values; f) habitat for aquatic organisms and stygofauna; g) habitat for indigenous fauna; h) habitat for indigenous flora; i) recreational values; and j) wild, scenic and natural characteristics. The applicants seek protection of these values through a number of conditions contained in the draft Order appended to the application. [b][u]You cannot attach documents to this form[/u] [/b]If you have attachments, please email them to us along with your [i]First name, last name and submission number (this will be provided once your submission is complete) [/i]to [u]Waikoropupu@epa.govt.nz[/u] [b][u]You will receive regular communications from us[/u][/b] If you make a submission, you are signing up to a public process with the EPA. We will send you regular communications (e.g., update emails or letters) throughout the application process. [b][u]Important notes to Submitters[/u][/b] - The closing date for submissions is [b]4pm on the 28 February 2018[/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 serve a copy of your submission on the applicants as soon as reasonably practicable after submitting. The address for service is: Rosie Hill, Anderson Lloyd, PO Box 201, Queenstown 9348 or email [u]rosie.hill@al.nz[/u] - 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]Resource Management Act 1991[/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. The body of your submission (but not your personal information) may be published on the EPA website. 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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