RM160079 – Happy Valley Milk Ltd – Resource Consent Application –
Proposed Dairy Factory

8 February - The decision by independent hearing commissioners appointed by Otorohanga District Council in the matter of a land use consent application by Happy Valley Milk Limited to establish and operate a milk processing plant at Redlands Road can be viewed here [PDF, 1.2 MB].


27 November 2017 - A minute from the commissioners directing the parties to provide and comment on further evidence can be viewed here [PDF, 324 KB].


The public hearing for Happy Valley Milk Ltd commenced on Wednesday 22 November before a panel of two independent commissioners. The hearing was adjourned on Thursday 23 November until 18 December.

Please note the location change for the hearing on 18 December, this has been changed to St Brides Anglican Church (54 Haerehuka Street). Click here [PDF, 512 KB]for a map.


Supplementary evidence requested by the independant commissioner:

253101-0000-REP-CC- 1002 HVM supplementary transport evidence  [PDF, 48 KB]

HVM_RMA_Evidence_Randolph_Sup_4December2017final [PDF, 1.1 MB]

HVM_suppl_evidence_Borkin 17-11-29 10.50am [PDF, 653 KB]

HVM_suppl_evidence_NCS 04-12-2017  [PDF, 11 MB]

RC Supplementary evidence FINAL [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Supplementary note Dr Ganesh Nana [PDF, 133 KB]

Tetra Pak evidence_ (002) [PDF, 597 KB]

Happy Valley Milk Supplementary Statement of Evidence - Peter Chibnal  [PDF, 7.8 MB]


The evidence provided to the commissioners on the first day of the hearing is provided below:

01 Legal Submission [PDF, 254 KB]

04a A Fosberry [PDF, 487 KB]

04b A Fosberry NZTA missing evidence attachment [PDF, 261 KB]

07a P Chibnall Power Point images [PDF, 1.7 MB]

08a N Scarles presentation 20172111 (e) [PDF, 15 MB]

11 M-A Sellars [PDF, 37 KB]

12 C King [PDF, 26 KB]

13 E Cowan [PDF, 38 KB]

14 T Walters [PDF, 952 KB]

15 J-M Warmsley [PDF, 158 KB]

16 K-J Morrissey [PDF, 193 KB]

17 M Blundell [PDF, 19 KB]

19 D Coull [PDF, 1.1 MB]

20 OZS [PDF, 767 KB]

21 H Hammond [PDF, 35 KB]

22 A Barker [PDF, 42 KB]

23 V-P Cornelissen [PDF, 29 KB]

24 I Groube [PDF, 39 KB]

25 I Gollan [PDF, 17 KB]

26 Social Plan [PDF, 230 KB]


2 - HVM_evidence_Randolph van der Burgh 8 November2017 [PDF, 8.7 MB]

3 - HMV Hearing Evidence Grant Horan - Combined file [Part1] [PDF, 6.4 MB]

3 - HMV Hearing Evidence Grant Horan - Combined file [Part2] [PDF, 22 MB]

4 - 253101-0000-REP-CC- 1000 HVM Ann Fosberry transport evidence [PDF, 108 KB]

5 - 171107 Evidence in Chief - Mathew  Cottle (Noise) [PDF, 3.5 MB]

6 - HVM_evidence_BORKIN_ecology [PDF, 256 KB]

7a - Happy Valley Milk Limited Statement of Evidence; Peter Francis Chibnall (002 [PDF, 461 KB])

7b - HVM_evidence Landscape and Visuals [PDF, 122 KB]

8 - Evidence Statement of Ganesh Nana_EIA [PDF, 1.1 MB]

9 - 253101-0000-REP-AD-000 Romae Calland HVM Planning [PDF, 366 KB]

Transport_Agency - J_Fitzgerald - Happy_Valley Milk_Limited - Final [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Further Technical Reports

Following the close of submissons the applicant has modified the layout of the factory and provided a revised design statement. Council has commissioned an independant review of the landscape and visual effects.

Jasmax Design Statement [PDF, 134 KB]and Visuals [PDF, 10 MB]

Jasmax Revised Visuals [PDF, 9.7 MB]

Mansergh Graham Landscape Review [PDF, 1.2 MB]


An assessment of noise effects by Hegley Acoustics and response from the applicant's noise consultant Marshall Day were completed during May 2017.

Hegley Acoustics Reviews

Inital [PDF, 145 KB]

Final [PDF, 124 KB]

Marshall Day Section 92 Response [PDF, 3.1 MB]


A cultural impact assessment prepared by Nehenehenui Regional Management Committee was received on 19 October 2017.

Cultural Impact Assessment [PDF, 3.8 MB]


The hearing will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2017 commencing at 9.00am, and will continue on and up to 23 November 2017, as and if necessary to complete the hearing.

The venue is the Otorohanga Council Chamber, 17 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga.

Section 42A - Hearings Report [PDF, 2.1 MB]

The application documents are made up of an Assessment of Environmental Effects, Appendices and a number of technical reports. In addition to this a request for further information has been made to the applicant and the further information requested has been provided.

The Otorohanga District Council has received a resource consent application from Happy Valley Milk Ltd to establish a purpose-built nutritional infant formula dairy factory consisting of two eight tonne per hour dryers capable of blending and canning infant formula and manufacturing Anhydrous Milk Fat (AMF) on land legally described as Lot 2 DPS 28580 (CFR: SA26C/1263), 5 Redland Road, Otorohanga
The Otorohanga District Council has assessed the application and determined that it is to be processed on a publicly notified basis.

Public notification commenced 7 December 2016 with submissions closing on 27 January 2017. Submissions were received from 69 parties as listed in the summary table below:

Summary of Submissions [PDF, 350 KB]

Application Documents

RM160079 - Application Report [PDF, 2.2 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix A - Certificate of Title [PDF, 102 KB]

RM160079 - Appendix B - Layout plans [PDF, 5.7 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix C - Integrated Transport Assessment [PDF, 4.8 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix D - Noise Assessment [PDF, 4.9 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix E - Erosion and Sediment Control Plan [PDF, 8.2 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix F - Preliminary Site Investigation Report [PDF, 5.1 MB]

RM160079 - Appendix G - Landscape and Visual Assessment [PDF, 270 KB]

RM160079 - Appendix G - Landscape and Visual Assessment Attachments [PDF, 4.9 MB]


Further Information Provided by Applicant

RM160079 - Applicant Further Information Request Response [PDF, 534 KB]

RM160079 - FIR Attachment A (Golder Associates Ground Water Abstraction) [PDF, 4.7 MB]

RM160079 - FIR Attachment B (Golder Associates - Stormwater Management System - Design Concept) [PDF, 4.2 MB]

RM160079 - FIR Attachment C (Marshall Day - Noise) [PDF, 91 KB]

RM160079 - FIR Attachment D (Isthmus - Shading) [PDF, 672 KB]

RM160079 - FIR Attachment E (Golder Associates - Air Quality Effects Overview) [PDF, 2 MB]


ODC Reports/Information Request

RM160079 - ODC Further Information Request [PDF, 248 KB]

RM160079 - ODC Notification Report [PDF, 1.8 MB]

The applicant's address for service is: 

Happy Valley Milk Limited
C/- Aurecon New Zealand Limited
P.O Box 2292
Attn: Romae Calland