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Outstanding Waterbodies Plan Change (PC7)

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council proposes to change the Regional Resource Management Plan to include a list of the region’s outstanding water bodies, and to introduce a framework which prescribes a high level of protection for these water bodies in future plan making.

 The proposed Outstanding Water Bodies Plan Change identifies 38 water bodies as outstanding. This includes the Heretaunga and Ruataniwha Aquifers. 

HortNZ has developed evidence on the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s proposed Outstanding Water Bodies Plan Change and  presented at the hearing in Hawke’s Bay in November.