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Media Advisory -  June 2017

STAGE 2 - Hearing 27-29 June 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water will hold a public hearing commencing at 10:00am on Tuesday 27 June 2017 at the Hastings District Court, 106 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider the current and on-going safety of Havelock North drinking water and also to review the operation of the Hawke’s Bay Drinking Water Joint Working Group set up in December 2016.  The hearing will likely run for three days, concluding on Thursday 29 June 2017.

For further details relating to this hearing, please refer to Inquiry Minute No. 8 (see the Inquiry’s website, under the “Minutes, Memoranda and Decisions” tab) and the List of Issues and Questions for Stage 2 (under the “List of Issues for Stage 2” tab).

Any existing media approvals will remain in place, and be subject to the same conditions.

Any enquiries should be directed to Blair Cairncross, Inquiry Head of Secretariat, at havelocknorth.water@dia.govt.nz.

Media Statement – 28 March 2017

Extension of report back date for Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. Read the media statement: Extension of report back date for Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry (Beehive website)

Media Advisory - 18 October 2016

Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water Notice of Initial Hearing

The Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water will hold an initial public hearing at 10:00am on 27 October 2016.

The hearing will be held at Hastings District Court, 106 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings. Any member of the community is welcome to attend. Please note there will be limited space for media in the Court. The purpose of the Hearing is to take appearances from interested parties on preliminary and procedural matters, including the designation of parties as “core participants” under s17 of the Inquires Act 2013. Substantive issues will be dealt with at a later date. Information about the Inquiry panel and the Minute (No.1) can be found at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Government-Inquiry-into-Havelock-North-Drinking-Water The Inquiry will not be making any public comment at this time. Media contact: media@dia.govt.nz 027 535 8639 Kind regards, Media team The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua    Email: media@dia.govt.nz | Phone: 027 535 8639