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Next Steps on our legal battle

On Friday 13th October I had a 2hr conversation with our Lawyers & their team working on our case regarding next steps. Our Lawyer mentioned he had a discussion with Matthew Lawson, the solicitor & barrister that worked on the Napier case, and that we will likely use Matthew as an additional resource, considering the recent results he had with the very similar case.

We also discussed the professionals we would be engaging across different fields (roading, surveying, environmental, etc) to provide evidence in our Judicial Review; we have already started to engage with a few already.

We have engaged with an Ecologist, who is also an Independent Hearing Commissioner, to look at the submission that was recently lodged with Horizon Regional Council. We only found out about the Resource Consent submitted to Horizon late last week, so our Ecologist is working to obtain a copy of this, so he can do his investigation & then provide the results and evidence to us, and also provide evidence at the Judicial review.

Everything is full steam ahead, but we do need assistance from the community & rate payers, so please consider becoming a member of our Society by clicking Donate in the top menu above, $450 as a full voting member, or $50 as an associate member. By being a member (even at $50), you are showing support and validates our concerns in numbers to the commissioner and court when we get to those stages.

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