Video and Audio of the Hearing

We will try to make video and audio of the Hearing available on this page.  At this stage, we are not livestreaming proceedings. We hope that we will have audio uploaded and available for listening within 1 to 2 hours of the court breaking during the day or adjourning at the end of the day. Video will usually be available the following day.

On this page of you can find* video and audio of:

*We will update this list throughout the hearing. We may remove audio after it has been available for a week.

Day 1 - Monday 8 March 2021

Day 2 - Tuesday 9 March 2021

Day 3 - Wednesday 10 March 2021

Day 4 - Thursday 11 March 2021

Day 5 - Friday 12 March 2021

Day 6 - Monday 15 March 2021

Day 7 - Tuesday 16 March 2021

Day 8 - Thursday 18 March 2021

Day 9 - Friday 19 March 2021

Day 10 - Tuesday 23 March 2021

Day 11 - Wednesday 24 March 2021

Day 12 - Thursday 25 March 2021

Day 13 - Friday 26 March 2021

Day 14 - Monday 12 April 2021

Day 15 - Tuesday 13 April 2021

Day 16 - Wednesday 14 April 2021

Day 17 - Thursday 15 April 2021

Day 18 - Friday 16 April 2021

Day 19 - Monday 19 April 2021

Day 20 - Tuesday 20 April 2021

Day 21 - Wednesday 21 April 2021

Week 1 - 8 to 12 March 2021

Day 1 - Monday 8 March

On this day, the opening submissions for ORC were presented, along with the cross-examination of ORC witnesses Roderick Donald Henderson and Richard Mark Allibone.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 1(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 1 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 27 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 1 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 22 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 1 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 26 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 1 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

Day 2 - Tuesday 9 March

On this day, cross-examination of ORC witnesses continued with: Antonius Hugh Snelder, Julie Marie Everett-Hincks, Simon Shield Wilson, Sean William Leslie and Tom de Pelsemaeker.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 2(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 2 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 30 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 2 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 31 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 2 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 2 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 23 MB]

Day 3 - Wednesday 10 March

On this day, the cross-examination of ORC witness Tom de Pelsemaeker continued.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 3(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 3 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 28 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 3 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 3 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 3 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 23 MB]

Day 4 - Thursday 11 March

On this day, the cross-examination of ORC witness Tom de Pelsemaeker continued, followed by the opening submissions of Ngā Rūnanga and the cross-examination of their witness Dean Whaanga.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 4(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 4 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 4.7 MB]

Please note that for the majority of the first part of the morning of Day 4 (11 March 2021) the court and counsel moved to chambers and those discussion are not recorded.

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 4 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 29 MB]

Please note that for the beginning of the second part of the morning of Day 4 (11 March 2021) the court and counsel were in chambers and those discussion are not recorded.

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 4 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 4 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 24 MB]

Day 5 - Friday 12 March

On this day, the cross-examination of Ngā Rūnanga witnesses continued with Edward Weller Ellison, Maria Bartlett and Sandra McIntyre.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 5(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 5 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 31 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 5 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 30 MB]

Week 2 - 15 to 19 March 2021

Day 6 - Monday 15 March 2021

On this day, opening submisions were heard from the Minister for the Environment, along with the cross-examination of their witness Keita Sarah Kohere. The opening submissions of the D-G of Conservation were also heard, along with the cross-examination of their witness Nicholas Rex Dunn.

Video - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 6(external link)

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 6 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 6 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 6 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 25 MB] 

Audio - ORC PC7 Hearing - Day 6 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

 Day 7 - Tuesday 16 March 2021

On this day, there was a general discussion of the timetable and expert conferencing.

Note: the hearing commenced at 1.30 pm on Day 7 and adjourned at just before 4 pm.

Video - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 7(external link)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 7 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 23 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 7 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 4.3 MB]

The court is adjourned until 9.30 am on Thursday 18 March 2021.

Day 8 - Thursday 18 March 2021

Day 8 started with ORC submissions in relation to the NPS FM 2020.  Tom de Pelsemaker was recalled to the witness stand for cross-examination and questions from the court on his supplementary evidence (across Morning Part 1 and Part 2). ORC witnesses Joanna Gilroy and Alexandra King were called to the stand in the afternoon and answered questions from the court and were cross-examined by counsel regarding evidence filed dated 13 and 14 March 2021 respectively (Gilroy in Afternoon Part 1; King in Afternoon Parts 1 and 2). Maree Baker-Galloway made opening submissions for Fish & Game at the end of the day (to be continued on Day 9).

Video - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 8(external link)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 8 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 8 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 26 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 8 -  Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 8 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

Day 9 - Friday 19 March 2021

Day 9 started with a small amount of house-keeping about changes to the hearing schedule and a Minute the court anticipates issuing on Monday 22 March 2021. Maree Baker-Galloway then finished the opening submissions for Fish & Game.  After that, Dr Hayes was called to the stand to take quesitons from the court and for cross-examination. The day finished with a discussion of the issue of priorities.

Video - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 9(external link) (Note: for the first hour, the video has not captured the view of the court)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 9 - Morning - Part 1 [MP3, 23 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing - Day 9 - Morning - Part 2 [MP3, 26 MB]

Day 10 - Tuesday 23 March 2021

Day 10 started with opening submissions from Mr Page for OWRUG (Morning Parts 1 & 2).  Mr Page "parked" his submissions - part delivered - to allow Mr McIndoe to come to the stand for cross-examination and questions from the court in the afternoon. (Note: Mr McIndoe appeared via AVL.) Mr Hickey was then called as a witness for cross-examination and questions from the court.

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10(external link)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10 - Morning - Part 1 [MP3, 23 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10 - Morning - Part 2 [MP3, 20 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10 - Afternoon - Part 1 [MP3, 28 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10 - Afternoon - Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 10 - Afternoon - Part 3 [MP3, 25 MB]

Day 11 - Wednesday 24 March 2021

Day 11 began with Mr Page for OWRUG finishing his opening submissions. Mr Ensor for the Minister for the Environment then gave evidence, took questions from the court and was cross-examined.

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 11(external link)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 11 - Morning - Part 1 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 11 - Morning - Part 2 [MP3, 26 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 11 - Afternoon - Part 1 [MP3, 21 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 11 - Afternoon - Part 2 [MP3, 21 MB]

Day 12 - Thursday 25 March 2021

Murray Brass for the Director-General of Conservation was called to the witness stand at the start of the day for questions from the court and cross-examiniation (Morning Parts 1 and 2). Sandra McIntyre for Nga Runanga was called in the afteroon (Afternoon Parts 1 and 2).  The day ended with Dean Olsen on the witness stand and some housekeeping (Afternoon Part 2).

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 12(external link)

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 12 - Morning - Part 1 [MP3, 23 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 12 - Morning - Part 2 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 12 - Afternoon - Part 1 [MP3, 26 MB]

Audio - ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 12 - Afternoon - Part 2 [MP3, 26 MB]

Day 13 - Friday 26 March 2021

After a short discussion about the supplementary evidence of Mr Twose, Sally Dicey was affirmed and was cross-examined.

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 13(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 13 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 21 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 13 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 27 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 13 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 28 MB]

Day 14 - Monday 12 April 2021

Sally Dicey for OWRUG was recalled in the morning and completed prior to lunch adjournment. Christina Bright for Landpro New Zealand was then called in the afternoon and completed before afternoon adjournment. After afternoon adjournment, Claire Perkins for Landpro New Zealand was called.

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 14(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 14 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 32 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 14 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 25 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 14 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 21 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 14 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 26 MB]

Day 15 - Tuesday 13 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 15(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 15 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 15 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 15 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 26 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 15 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 24 MB]

Day 16 - Wednesday 14 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 16(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 16 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 31 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 16 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 23 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 16 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 27 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 16 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 25 MB]

Day 17 - Thursday 15 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 17(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 17 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 22 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 17 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 29 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 17 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 21 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 17 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 29 MB]

Day 18 - Friday 16 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 18(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 18 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 17 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 18 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 17 MB]

Day 19 - Monday 19 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 28 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 19 - Afternoon Part 2 [MP3, 30 MB]

Day 20 - Tuesday 20 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20 - Morning Part 2 [MP3, 25 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 20 - Afternoon Part 1 [MP3, 26 MB]

Day 21 - Wednesday 21 April 2021

Video for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 21(external link)

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 21 - Morning Part 1 [MP3, 24 MB]

Audio for ORC - PC7 - Hearing Day 21 - Afternoon Part1  [MP3, 29 MB]