A reminder we're having our AGM tomorrow, 5.30pm at the Te Anau Club. A chance to hear what we've done, what we plan to do and ask questions. Food and drinks available at the bar in the room next door. ... See MoreSee Less
Here's the brand new BBQ the Fiordland Trails Trust is planning to auction off as a fundraiser at the Te Anau Lions Steptoe Auction this weekend. Post your bid if you can't make it to the auction. BBQ is unused, still in its box ... See MoreSee Less
Supporters may have received notification from Environment Southland that the resource consent hearing has been suspended at the request of the applicant (the Fiordland Trails Trust). In preparing evidence for our initial application (to lay the trail and install the two culverts), the Trust commissioned a hydrologist who suggested benefit in adding a third culvert to the 35m section of trail. The Trust is therefore applying for consent to install this third culvert. Rather than spend time and money on two separate hearings, the Trust's lawyer asked that both applications be heard together. We think this approach will give us the best chance of having both consents granted with the least cost to the environment or the Trust. Our Planner is currently preparing the additional consenting documentation and we will advise when this is lodged. We are hopeful of a hearing pre Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less
Sounds like a good plan, keep up the good work on this challenging issue
Good luck team!
All the best you are doing great job
The Fiordland Trails Trust is very happy with the recent Meridian Hydro half marathon. Thanks to all those who supported it by participating and volunteering.
We are now having to focus on the upcoming Environment Southland hearing regarding resource consent for leg 6 (Supply Bay Road to Manapouri). The hearing will be held in the Real Journeys Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau on Wednesday 18th September from 10am (not 9am as some will have been notified in a letter from ES dated 21 August). Thank you to all those who have submitted. The Trust has engaged a lawyer who will be presenting on behalf of the Trust. We intend to focus on the provisional Land and Water Plan and the low impact of the trail. We would welcome any supporters coming to listen but do not think it will help our cause to have too many speakers.
The Trust intends to hold its AGM on Tuesday 5th November by which time we anticipate knowing the outcome of the hearing. Venue to be confirmed.