By taking this action the focus will shift to the Environment Court where unlike the Consent hearing, evidence will be considered from anglers, river users and Environmental groups.
This should make for a more level playing field and with luck a good case (which we think we have) the outcome should be a lot better for the river.
We have had a tremendous amount of support from the community, however, taking a company to the Environment Court does not come cheaply and we are now asking for help from like minded people through this process.
If you would like to be part of this appeal and help save the Rangitata River and the associated Salmon run then please donate a little and help us to fight what we believe is a right and just cause.
Please email our Secretary, Jackie Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org also tx or phone 0274373237 so that the Association's bank account number can be given to you to help with this cause.
Also if you would like to help the Appeal in other ways such as diaries of fishing the river these also will be helpful.
Our Association is truly grateful for any help that can be given to help to save the great Rangitata River