Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Call-in Board of Inquiry members announced

Hon Trevor Mallard
Minister for the Environment

28 August 2008 Media Statement

Call-in Board of Inquiry members announced

Environment Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the members of the Board of Inquiry who will consider the proposed Contact Energy wind farm near Raglan.

The minister's intention to call-in the proposed180-turbine Hauauru ma Raki wind farm near Raglan was announced yesterday.

The Board will be chaired by Environment Court Judge Jeffrey Allan Smith, and the other members are Dr Diane Menzies, Ms Gina Rangi and Mr John Lumsden.

Judge Smith was appointed to the Environment Court in July 2000. Judge Smith has presided over a large number of cases including appeals relating to hydro and wind (Mahinerangi) power generation, coastal issues and sensitive landscapes including the Banks Peninsula landscape case.

Dr Menzies is a registered landscape architect, and has over 30 years experience with local and national government in landscape planning, design, environmental policy analysis and resource management. She was appointed to the Environment Court of New Zealand as a Commissioner in 2001.

John Lumsden is a principal consultant in a Christchurch-based consultancy and has over forty year's professional engineering experience, with specialist skills in coastal engineering and resource management. He also has twelve years experience working as a hearings commissioner on a variety of proposals including the Mahinerangi wind farm in Otago.

Gina Rangi has affiliations with Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Raukawa. Gina Rangi is a development manager at Indigenous Corporate Solutions in Hamilton and has a background in environmental law and Maori governance. Gina Rangi has been a member of several boards, panels or taskforces including: the Tuaropaki Trust and Tuaropaki Power Company Ltd Board, the Kawerau Geothermal Peer Review Panel and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board – Mighty River Power Economic Development Group.

For further background on the call-in, please see the press statement released by the minister yesterday – at


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Not Easy: Gordon Campbell On The Greens’ Ongoing Problems

Hard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move, by a party whose own leadership is evidently concerned about its chances of survival...

A few months ago, the Greens felt able to forego that role in Ohariu in order to help a beleaguered Labour Party get its candidate Greg O’Connor across the line, and knock Peter Dunne out of the parliamentary frame. More>>


Closing The Gap: Ardern Rules Out Income Tax Rise

After earlier commitments by Jacinda Ardern to do something about inequality and poverty, this new position on income tax seems an about face. To do something significant about inequality requires increases in income for those at the bottom and decreases for those at the top... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need... More>>

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election