The appeal, filed by Taranaki Energy Watch in 2016 over the South Taranaki District Council’s (STDC) proposed rules around seismic surveying, began on Monday, March 19.
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The hearing, originally set down for five days, was heard in New Plymouth before Judge Jane Borthwick and Environment Commissioners Jim Hodges and James Baines.
But on Friday it was adjourned with a plan to lock in a further three days in May or June and bring it to a close.
There were still expert witnesses to be called and closing submissions to be heard.