Hearing A - Overarching Matters, Part 1 and Strategic Directions

Hearings Information

Hearing A - Overarching Matters, Part 1  and Strategic Directions

Procedural details for Hearing A and for the supplication of evidence can be found within Minute 6 from the Hearings Panel and the Hearing A notice below.

Hearing  A  Submitter Schedule

Hearing A Submitter Schedule  can be found below.  Please note this may be subject to change.  Last updated 7 May 2024.

Hearing Topic

Chapters to be considered

Key Dates

Hearing A -

Overarching Matters

Part 1 - Introduction and General Provisions

General Definitions

High level Strategic Directions

Part 1 -  Introduction and General Provisions 

  • Foreword or mihi
  • Contents
  • Purpose
  • Description of the district
  • Statutory context
  • General approach
  • Cross boundary matters
  • Relationships between spatial layers
  • Definitions -General definitions only
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • National policy statements and New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement
  • National environmental standards
  • Regulations
  • Tangata whenua/mana whenua

Strategic Directions

  • SD – Strategic Direction
  • UFD – Urban form and development

S42A Report available: Monday 8 April 2024

Submitter Evidence Due: Monday  22 April 2024

Legal Submission Due: Tuesday 30 April 2024

Hearing Date: 8-9 May 2024

Submission points from the below submitters are to be considered in Hearing A

This hearing would only consider submission points that are relevant to this hearing topic.

SubmitterSubmitter Number Original Submission/Further Submission
John Mckenzie10Original Submission
Gerald Morton11Further Submission
Michael Sidhom15Original Submission
Waitui Deer Farm Ltd19Further Submission
Terrence John O'Neill, Aileen Kathryn O'Neill,  C and F Trustees 2006 Ltd20Further Submission
Holly Renee Singline and RSM Trust Limited27Both
Chris & Sharon Mcknight30Further Submission
Bruce Selbie32Further Submission
Ford, Pyke, Andrews Talbot, Wilkins & Proudfoot, Craig, Mackenzie33Both
Greenfield, McCutcheon, Tarrant, Sullivan and Ellery34Original Submission
Peter Bonifacio36Original Submission
Timaru District Council42Original Submission
ANSTAR Limited47Original Submission
Helicopters South Canterbury 2015 Ltd53Original Submission
Milward Finlay Lobb60Both
Bruce Spiers66Original Submission
John and Linda Badcock85Further Submission
Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited86Original Submission
Dairy Holdings Limited89Original Submission
Port Blakely Limited94Both
David J Moore and Judith Moore100Original Submission
Peel Forest Estate105Original Submission
Ministry of Education106Original Submission
Lineage Logistics NZ Limited107Original Submission
George Harper, R & G Kellahan, H Kellahan, B & S Robertson, D & S Payne, G & R Harper108Further Submission
Kerry McArthur113Original  Submission
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga114Original Submission
Te Kotare Trust115Original Submission
Z Energy Limited116Original Submission
New Zealand Agricultural Aviation Association132Both
New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (Inc.)134Original Submission
Steve & Yanna Houwaard Sullivan138Further Submission
Southern Proteins Limited140Original Submission
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency143Original Submission
Tristram Johnson145Further Submission
Radio New Zealand Limited152Both
Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society156Both
Transpower New Zealand Limited159Both
David Alexander & Susanne Elizabeth Payne160Further Submission
Enviro NZ Services Ltd162Original Submission
Synlait Milk Limited163Original Submission
Zolve Environmental164Original Submission
Fonterra Limited165Both
Penny Nelson, Director-General of Conservation Tumuaki Ahurei166Both
Hilton Haulage Limited Partnership168Original Submission
Road Metals Company Limited169Original Submission
Fulton Hogan Limited170Original Submission
Silver Fern Farms172Both
Alliance Group Limited173Both
Rooney Holdings Limited174Original Submission
PrimePort Limited175Both
Connexa Limited176Original Submission
Rural Contractors New Zealand178Original Submission
Barkers Fruit Processors Limited179Original Submission
Opuha Water Limited181Both
Federated Farmers182Both
Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury)183Original Submission
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu185Both
KiwiRail Holdings Limited187Original Submission
Waipopo Huts Trust189Both
North Meadows 2021 Limited and Thompson Engineering (2002) Limited190Original Submission
GJH Rooney191Original Submission
Harvey Norman Properties (N.Z.) Limited192Original Submission
Foodstuffs South Island Limited193Original Submission
BP Oil, Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited, Z Energy196Original Submission
Spark New Zealand Trading Limited208Original Submission
Chorus New Zealand Limited209Original Submission
One NZ/Vodafone New Zealand Limited210Original Submission
Southern Wide Helicopters213Original Submission
Groundswell  NZ214Original Submission
Simstra Family Trust216Original Submission
Timaru City Centre Ratepayers Action Group219Original Submission
Timaru Civic Trust223Original Submission
Aggregate and Quarry Association224Original Submission
Kāinga Ora229Both
Ara Poutama Aotearoa, The Department of Corrections239Original Submission
Te Tumu Paeroa, Office of the Maori Trustee240Original Submission
Woolworths New Zealand Limited242Original Submission
Horticulture New Zealand245Both
New Zealand Pork Industry Board247Both
White Water Properties LTD248Original Submission
Rooney Group Limited249Original Submission
Rooney Farms Limited250Original Submission
Rooney Earthmoving Limited251Original Submission
Timaru Developments Limited252Both
NZ Frost Fans Limited255Both
New Zealand Helicopter Association265Further Submission
UAVNZ266Further Submission
McCutcheon, Tarrant, Sullivan, Sullivan and Ellery268Further Submission
Glenys & John Travers272Further Submission
Bruce & Sharon Robertson273Further Submission
South Pacific Sera Limited274Further Submission
Isobel Grace Uruquart276Further Submission
Shaun Hunter277Further Submission
Rooney Group Limited, Rooney Holdings Ltd, Rooney Earthmoving Ltd and Rooney Farms Ltd278Further Submission
Nic Twaddle, Amy Alison and Robert Whittam280Further Submission

Definitions considered in Hearing A

The definitions contained within Hearing A only include definitions that affect multiple topics and chapters throughout the District Plan. Those definitions specific to one topic or chapter and those that require specialist knowledge have been allocated to the chapter they relate to.

National Planning Standard Definition

Timaru District Council Definition

New Definitions Requested by Submission


Commercial Activity

Community Corrections Activity


Educational Facility

Functional need

Habitable room


Industrial Activity

Land disturbance


Minor Residential Unit


Operational Need





Access way/Accessway

Active Transport


Department of Conservation Activity

Impervious surface

Large Format Retail


Plantation Forestry

Public Transport

Railway Line



Retail Activity

Reverse Sensitivity

Road Boundary

Sensitive Activity

Sensitive Environment

Service Station

Shelter Belt

State Highway


Trade Supplier


Activities sensitive to Transmission Lines


Ancestral Lands

Archaeological Site


Camping Ground

Coastal Environment

Conservation Activity

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Domestic Garden


Helicopter Landing area




Water Infrastructure

Evidence - Hearing A

Timaru District Council Legal Submissions and Evidence

Evidence of Aaron Hakkaart, Planning Manager, District Plan Review -

Evidence of  John Henry, Cultural Adviser Adviser

Timaru  District Council Legal Submissions  - Hearing A

Summary  Statements of Evidence

Evidence in Response to  Minute 7

Submitter NumberSubmitter NameTechnical SubmissionsLegal Submissions
176, 208, 209, 210
Telco Group
(Connexa Limited
Spark New Zealand Trading Limited
Chorus New Zealand Limited
One NZ/Vodafone New Zealand Limited)
Silver Fern Farms
Horticulture New Zealand
Harvey Norman Properties (N.Z) Limited
Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu
Canterbury Regional Council
Enviro Waste Services Ltd
Fonterra Limited
Fonterra Limited  (updated version lodged 24/04/2024 - replacement for earlier brief)
PrimePort Timaru
PrimePort Timaru
D & S Payne
Opuha Water Limited
Port Blakely Limited
Port Blakely Limited
Transpower New Zealand Limited
Transpower New Zealand Limited
Department of Conservation
Department of Conservation
229Kāinga Ora  

Last updated: 05 Jun 2024