PracticeGroup: Water & natural resources

The costs and benefits of an allocation of freshwater to iwi

In this report prepared for the Iwi Advisors Group in December 2014, we examine the direct and indirect benefits involved in furnishing to iwi a share of the allocable quantum of fresh water, and in doing so, shifting the allocation system from the current resource consent regime to a rights-based regime.

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Pacific Fisheries Evaluation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) commissioned an evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s fisheries investments in the Pacific from 2003 to 2010. The evaluation assessed what the impacts have been and whether the investments achieved their stated objectives. It also provided advice and recommendations on what has worked well and what

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Economic Impacts of Opotiki Harbour Development

Sally Wyatt, Senior Managing Economist, investigates the economic impacts of a wharf and harbour development on the Opotiki and Whakatane districts and more broadly, on New Zealand. The wharf and harbour are being developed to allow for a large scale aquaculture farm. The global aquaculture industry is estimated as one of the world’s fastest growing

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Coromandel District’s Aquaculture Industry Plays Significant Role in the Economy

The report finds that aquaculture contributes $31M in GDP to the Waikato regional economy and employs about 430 full time staff across the region. The Coromandel is currently producing 31,000 tonnes of mussels and 400 tonnes of oysters annually and with the recent announcement by the Government of a new 300 hectare aquaculture zone in

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Drinking water – cost benefit analysis

This cost benefit analysis seeks to understand the costs and benefits of requiring drinking water supplies serving different sized populations to meet all or part of the New Zealand drinking water Standards 2005, revised 2008.

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