National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Order 1988

2 Interpretation
  • In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    enhancement fund means the fund established as part of the Lake Coleridge Project to contribute funding for projects within the Rakaia River and Selwyn River catchments that are designed to enhance the cultural, ecological, and biological health of, and recreational opportunities within, those catchments, and thereby contribute to the first order priorities set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy. The operator of the Lake Coleridge Project will, from the commencement of the first stage of the Lake Coleridge Project until 31 December 2031, contribute funding to the enhancement fund as follows: an initial payment of $50,000 immediately upon establishment; $100,000 per annum (CPI adjusted) from the commencement of the Lake Coleridge Project, and a further $100,000 per annum (CPI adjusted) from the commissioning of any canal described in clause 9A(2)

    gorge flow means the mean daily flow of the Rakaia River as estimated for the preceding calendar day by the Canterbury Regional Council from measurements at—

    • (a) the recorder site maintained by that Council at the Rakaia Gorge Bridge (map reference K35:014424 on Map series NZMS260); or

    • (b) the recorder site maintained by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited at Fighting Hill (map reference K35:997437 on Map series NZMS260),

    and including the mean daily flow of non-stored water diverted or discharged into any canal from Lake Coleridge, but minus the mean daily flow of stored water discharged from Lake Coleridge into the Rakaia River above the Rakaia Gorge

    hapua management fund means the amount of $2,250 plus GST (CPI adjusted) that the operator of the Lake Coleridge Project will pay to Canterbury Regional Council on 30 March of each year that the Lake Coleridge Project is in effect until 31 December 2031. This amount is to be used by Canterbury Regional Council to assist with the management of the Rakaia River hapua

    Lake Coleridge Project means—

    • (a) discharge from the Lake Coleridge Hydroelectric Power Scheme and conveyance by the Rakaia River of stored water for use for irrigation and/or electricity generation;

    • (b) discharge, damming, diversion and taking from Lake Coleridge of water (including stored water) via conveyance infrastructure connected to the Lake Coleridge Hydroelectric Power Scheme conveyance infrastructure for use for irrigation and/or electricity generation;

    • (c) discharge of water (including stored water) from the conveyance infrastructure into the Rakaia River downstream of its confluence with the Wilberforce River;

    • (d) taking or diverting of stored water from the Rakaia River or from any conveyance infrastructure constructed as part of the Lake Coleridge Project in accordance with clause 7(5);

    provided that the Lake Coleridge Project excludes any damming of the Rakaia River

    register means the register administered by the Canterbury Regional Council which lists the holders of resource consents to abstract or divert water from the Rakaia River downstream of the Rakaia Gorge Bridge who have obtained the written approval of the holder of the consents for the Lake Coleridge Hydroelectric Power Scheme to take or divert stored water

    stored water means water that has been taken or diverted into Lake Coleridge which is no greater than:

    • (a) half of the excess gorge flow (the excess gorge flow is that part of the gorge flow that exceeds the minimum gorge flow specified in clause 7 by more than 140 cubic metres per second); plus

    • (b) any water that could have been taken or diverted from that part of the Rakaia River between the Rakaia Gorge Bridge and the sea by the holders of resource consents listed on the register and subject to the conditions of those resource consents listed on the register, but which was not taken or diverted.

    Clause 2 Act: replaced, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 enhancement fund: inserted, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 gorge flow: replaced, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 hapua management fund: inserted, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 Lake Coleridge Project: inserted, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 register: inserted, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).

    Clause 2 stored water: inserted, on 7 March 2013, by clause 4 of the National Water Conservation (Rakaia River) Amendment Order 2013 (Gazette 2013, p 443).