Address for service:

Horizons Regional Council

Ruapehu District Council

Private Bag 1001, Taumarunui 3946
Anne-Marie Westcott
Further Enquiries:

Enquiries regarding the application can be made to Fiona Morton , Senior Consents Planner


Pursuant to Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991, notice is hereby given that the following application for resource consent has been received from the Ruapehu District Council to Abstract Water from the Makotuku River, State Highway 49, Raetihi, for the purposes of Raetihi Public and Rural Water Supply.

Application Details

This application is to renew a resource consent which authorises the abstraction of surface water from the Makotuku River, State Highway 49, Raetihi via an existing shallow intake weir and and submerged bar screen for the purposes of potable water supply for the township of Raetihi and for rural water supply. The maximum volume and rate of take shall be:

  • 1,685 m3/ day and 20 litres/sec when flows exceed 115 litres/second in the Makotutu River at the State Highway 49A recorder site ; or
  • 1,038 m3/ day and 12 litres/sec when flows are less than 115 litres/second in the Makotutu River at the State Highway 49A recorder site.
A term of 24 years is sought. This application replaces Resource Consent No. 102068 which expired on 30 April 2015.

Application can be viewed



In person

The application and accompanying information may be viewed during the hours 8.15am - 4.30pm at Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Council, Regional House, 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North, and the Whanganui Service Centre situated at 181 Guyton Street, Whanganui. The application and accompanying information can also be viewed at our Taumarunui office between the hours of 9am-1pm situated at 34 Maata Street, Taumarunui.


You can also request a copy of the application from the Consents Department of the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Council via email


Public submissions can be received up until December 15, 2017 4:45 PM

Public submissions must include:
1. Details of the applications in respect of which you are making the submission
2. Your name, postal address, telephone number, fax number and email address (if applicable)
3. Whether you support or oppose the applications
4. Whether you wish to be heard in respect of the submission
5. The reasons for making the submission and the decision you wish the consent authority to make
6. Be dated and signed by the person making the submission
7. A copy of every submission must be served on the applicant and the Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Council at the addresses below.

Anne-Marie Westcott
Environmental Manager
Ruapehu District Council
Private Bag 1001
Taumarunui 3946


Regulatory Authority:
Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Council
Private Bag 11025
Palmerston North

Attention: Fiona Morton