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Complaint lodged with SFO over Turitea wind farm

Press release: John Adams, Paul Stichbury

Complaint lodged with SFO over Turitea wind farm

Mighty River Power is in possession of an invalid and illegal consent for the Turitea wind farm.

The Turitea Board of Inquiry was chaired by former Environment Judge Shonagh Kenderdine. She was a judge until her warrant was permanently and irrevocably withdrawn on 6th August 2010. From that date Kenderdine was no longer a judge.

All Boards of Inquiry are required to have a judge with a judicial warrant as chair, as the decision made is equivalent to that of a court of law. A Board of Inquiry’s final decision is binding and can only be challenged on a point of law.

The Turitea Final Decision was issued on 6th September 2011.

During the intervening period of one year and one month between 6th August 2010 and 6th September 2011, without having any judicial authority whatsoever, Kenderdine falsely signed off as “Environment Judge” on both the Draft Decision and the Final Decision authorizing the wind farm consent.

A complaint has been lodged with the Serious Fraud Office.

Documentation relating to this and other very serious related matters can be accessed here.



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