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Labour applauds High Court decision on Ruataniwha

Today’s decision by the High Court on the Ruataniwha scheme is a victory for New
Zealand’s environmental groups, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth
Dyson.

“The Court’s finding that the Board of Inquiry made two errors of law in the decision over the irrigation dam on the Tukituki river is important as it as it will make sure our rivers are properly protected.


“It is clear that the High Court ‘s decision to refer its findings back to the Board of Inquiry will mean that the all-important environmental  safeguards on the project can be strengthened.”

“The Court’s finding that the Board of Inquiry made two errors of law in the decision over the irrigation dam on the Tukituki river is important as it as it will make sure our rivers are properly protected.

“It is clear that the High Court ‘s decision to refer its findings back to the Board of Inquiry will mean that the all-important environmental  safeguards on the project can be strengthened.”