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Silver Fern Farms

Applications for Resource Consents – Silver Fern Farms – Takapau

Hawke's Bay Regional Council has received the following applications for resource consents. These applications are for consents to carry on with a number of existing consented activities associated with the meat processing plant at Fraser Road, Takapau.  The previous consents have now expired and the consent that have been sought will replace these previous consents.  The applicant has sought a 25-year term of consent.

Application details:

Application no.


Description of activity


Discharge contaminants to air

To discharge contaminants into air from the management and discharge of stockyard solids and wastewater.


Discharge contaminants to air

To discharge products of combustion into the atmosphere from one 4.8 MW, two 1.8MW and one 950 KW natural gas fired boilers.


Discharge contaminants to land that may enter water

To discharge treated domestic wastewater to land via an oxidation pond and border dyke irrigation system.


Discharge contaminants to land that may enter water

To discharge stormwater and water from other sources including cooling plant defrost water, backwash water from a sand filter and untreated groundwater from production bores to land via a pond.


Discharge contaminants to land that may enter water

To discharge meat processing plant wastewater and solid organic waste material (principally stockyard scrapings) onto land. 

Application Number:          APP-125908  
Location:                                Fraser Road, Takapau
Legal Description:               Lot 1 DP 24978, Sec 1S Maharakeke Settlement, Lot 1 DP 3357, Lot 4 DP6204, Lot 5 DP6204

 Applications for Resource Consents Silver Fern Farms Takapau

Full Details of the Application (which includes an assessment of environmental effects) may be viewed below.

If you have any queries about the application or how to lodge a submission, contact Paul Barrett  (Team Leader Consents) at HBRC on (06) 835 9200 or email

Making a Submission:

Submissions closed at 5pm on 22nd February 2021.

Supporting Documents


Application Form A, B and AEE

Appendix One - Existing resource consents

Appendix Two – PDP Technical Assessment (2018)

Appendix Three – Integrated Land Management Plan

Appendix Four -  ILMP Supporting Documents

Appendix Five – Cultural Impact Assessment

Appendix Eight – Matrix of Compliance with Schedule XXII

Application Amendment

Further Information

PDP Irrigation Nutrient Model Summary FINAL 20 June 2020

PDP nutrient modelling review response Final 13 October 2020


S92 Response

Silver Fern Farms Takapau s92 FINAL 28 Jun 2019

Appendix 1 - PDP 2019 Sec92 Report

Appendix 2 - Wastewater and Recycled Water Process Flow Diagram

Appendix 3 - Wastewater Storage Dam Pond Drawings

Appendix 4 - Q5 Wastewater Final Discharge Flow and Load Data

Appendix 5 - Soil Moisture Modelling

Appendix 6 - Overseer Modelling

Appendix 7 - Lysimeter Monitoring

Appendix 8 - Lysimeter Location Map

Appendix 9 - Domestic Pond Drawings

Public Notice

 Submission Form


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