Pipeline ramps up at southern farm – Newsroom

In a strongly-worded letter penned in January last year, Sally Jones, DOC’s operations manager of its Te Manahuna/Twizel office, said it strongly opposed the easement application which allowed the pipeline across the Simons Pass pastoral lease and “the whole route should be reconsidered”.

Three months later, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), the Government agency that manages Crown land, granted the easement. It’s unclear if changes were made to the pipeline route to address DOC’s concerns.

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