Publicly notified resource consents

Resource consent application - Taumatatotara Wind Farm Limited (RM200019)

To hear and decide the application by Independent Hearing Commissioner, a hearing commencement date has been set as follows:
Date: 13th and 14th November 2023
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Les Munro Centre, 8 King Street East, Te Kuiti

Summary of the proposal

Waitomo District Council has received an application from Taumatatotara Wind Farm Limited for a resource consent as follows:

  1. An application to vary conditions 1, 2, 3 and 11 of the 2008 resource consent granted to Ventus Energy (NZ) Ltd to construct a 22 turbine wind farm with tip heights of 110 metres.  The wind farm site is located at Taumatatotara West Road, Te Kuiti.

  2. The proposal includes:

    1. Reducing the number of turbines from 22 to 11 (Conditions 1 and 2), including reducing the on-site roading proposed.  The proposal is to retain the northern 11 turbines (in the same locations as turbines 1-11 in the original consent).
    2. Increase the tip height of the remaining 11 turbines from 121.5 m to 172.5m, with rotor diameter increasing from 110m to 155m.

Public notices


Further information request pursuant to section 92 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Further information response from the Applicant

Notification Decision and Report

Submission form

Application history


Further information requested as a result of submissions

Hearing Direction, Notices and Minutes

Legal Submissions

S42A Report and Appendices

Applicant’s Evidence and other Documents

Table of Authorities - Legal Submissions

Submitter’s Evidence and other Documents

Ngahuia Herangi

Department of Conservation

Julie Knight & Brett Knight

Sue Irons

Yvonne Armstrong

Other Documents Presented by Reporting Officer

Post Hearing Information

Reporting Officer

Department of Conservation



Decision Report - Taumatatotara Wind Farm s127 Application FINAL (PDF 1.37 MB)