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Federated Farmers and The Wolds Station lodge High Court appeals against Plan Change 13 decision – Timaru Herald

An aerial view of irrigation circles near Lake Benmore in the Mackenzie Basin.

The Mackenzie District Council has been defending PC13 since 2007. It has been subject to 11 court decisions and cost the council more than $1.2 million.

Mayor Graham Smith said Mackenzie ratepayers were starting to lose patience with some of the “demands” from those opposed to the plan.

“It’s very disappointing,” he said.

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Federated Farmers attacks Mackenzie Country again – EDS Media Release

Federated Farmers has filed a High Court appeal against a recent Environment Court decision that put in place protection for the Mackenzie Country’s outstanding landscape and natural values.

“EDS will be joining these proceedings shortly and will vigorously defend the Environment Court’s decision against Federated Farmers and press for an early hearing.                           “We are seeking funding support for our case,” Mr Taylor concluded.

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