Infringement notices

An infringement notice is a written notice of an alleged infringement offence under the Resource Management Act, issued in accordance with the Summary Proceedings Act.

An infringement notice requires the payment of a fee of an amount fixed by regulations. Payment of the fine does not lead to the recording of a criminal conviction.

Infringement notices are suitable for responding quickly to relatively moderate offences that do not warrant prosecution.

Infringement notice~~
Name of offenderIncident Date Amount IncidentLocation
Solvent Rescue (1999) Ltd12/12/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants namely but not limited to oil and other hazardous waste onto or into land in circumstances where it may enter water.Christchurch
McCarthy, Robert30/11/2022$500.00Stock in waterway resulting in pugging of the bank and bed.Halswell, Christchurch
Prime Environmental Ltd28/11/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely milk and fat residue onto or into land in circumstances where it may enter water.Christchurch
Rossendale Holdings Ltd21/11/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely sediment-laden water in breach of condition 19 of Resource Consent CRC181139 Halswell, Christchurch
Pareora Dairy Farming Ltd21/10/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely dairy effluent which ponded onto land, and which may enter water in breach of conditions 5 of Resource Consent CRC161537.Saint Andrews
Steele, Brad Anton20/10/2022$300.00Burning contaminantsLoburn
Steele, Brad Anton20/10/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants - demolition waste namely but not limited to metals, treated timber plastics and other materials onto or into land where it may enter water. Loburn
Hansen Total Contracting Ltd14/10/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely concrete and sediment onto or into land in circumstances where it may enter water.Christchurch
Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust5/10/2022$500.00Diverted water from a wetland - undertook works to open a drainage channel from the wetland to a drain which links to the Kairaki StreamWoodend
Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete Ltd29/09/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely concrete and grease onto or into land which may enter waterWoodend
Bishop, Daniel Wayne23/09/2022$500.00Stock in waterway resulting in pugging of the bank and bed.Kurow
Street & Cook Construction Company Ltd27/09/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely paint and plaster wash water into and onto land which may enter waterChristchurch
A1 Diggers Limited14/09/2022$750.00Discharged contaminant namely sediment-laden water onto or into land in circumstances which may enter water.Christchurch
Miller, Brian10/09/2022$300.00Discharged contaminants into the air, namely particulates in the form of smoke, when specified waste was burnt, namely but not limited to green pine, metal waratahs, wire and plastic on an outdoor fire in breach of Rules 7.14 and 7.7 of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan.Christchurch
Tuffnell Drainage Ltd15/09/2022$750.00Discharged a contaminant, namely sediment-laden water and sediment onto or into land in circumstances which may enter waterLeeston
Greg Donaldson Contracting Ltd8/09/2022$1,000.00Discharged contaminants into air from an industrial/trade premises, when items were burnt namely vegetation, trade waste, painted wood and wet straw bales.Tinwald
Scott Lilly Developments Ltd6/09/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely sediment onto land in circumstances which may enter waterWoodend
Luisetti Properties Ltd5/09/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely lead, treated timber and metals onto or into land in circumstances which may enter water.Rangiora
Luisetti Properties Ltd5/09/2022$300.00Burning contaminants.Rangiora
Gen-Y Homes Ltd5/09/2022$750.00Discharged sediment into or onto land in circumstances which may enter waterWoodend
Davie Lovell Smith Ltd14/07/2022$300.00Permitted the use of land for the excavation of material over the coastal confined aquifer system when there was less than 1 metre of undisturbed materials between the deepest part of the excavation and the aquifer in breach of Rule 5.175(1)(a) of the Canterbury Regional Council Land and Water Plan.Halswell
Grantleigh Farm Ltd4/07/2022$300.00Your contractor discharged contaminants into air, namely particulates in the form of smoke when green vegetation was burnt when the vegetation was not dry and the moisture content exceeded 25% dry weight, contrary to Rule 7.14 condition 5 of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan.Twizel
Paul Smith Earthmoving 2002 Ltd4/07/2022$300.00Discharged contaminants into air, namely particulates in the form of smoke, when green vegetation was burned - vegetation was not dry and the moisture content exceeded 25% dry weight, contrary to Rule 7.14 condition 5 of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan.Twizel
Freshpork New Zealand Ltd30/06/2022$300.00Discharged contaminants into the air, namely particulates in the form of smoke, when specified waste was burnt, namely but not limited to plastic sheeting, general rubbish, timber offcuts and cardboard - breach of rule 7.7 of the Canterbury Air Regional Plan. Burnham
Freshpork New Zealand Ltd30/06/2022$300.00Used land for an onsite refuse disposal pit - breach of 5.27 (4) of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan when kerbside community or local authority refuse collection is available.Burnham
Lyttelton Port Company22/06/2022$1,000.00Discharged contaminants, namely soya bean meal into or onto land from an industrial or trade premises not in accordance with condition 2 of Resource Consent CRC960557.Lyttelton
Taylor Groundspread Ltd31/05/2022$1,000.00Discharged contaminant namely phosphorus (TP) from an industrial or trade premises into or onto land.Hinds
Intergroup (South Island) Ltd27/05/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely zinc in the form of arc spray particulates onto or into land in circumstances which may enter waterChristchurch
Dogterom Farming Ltd27/05/2022$750.00Discharge of contaminants, namely stock excrement and sediment when stock accessed the bed and bank of the Kokoamu Creek Duntroon
Hilton Haulage Ltd Partnership2/05/2022$1,000.00Discharged of contaminants into air namely particulates in the form of smoke from an industria or trade premises.Washdyke
McArthur, James Donald2/05/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants into the Taumatakahu Stream, namely sediment-laden water, when earthworks were undertakenTemuka
McArthur, James Donald2/05/2022$500.00Your contractor disturbed the bed of the Taumatakahu Stream when partly infilling the meander of the stream and creating a new straight channelTemuka
Gary Oliver Contracting Ltd2/05/2022$750.00Discharged of contaminants into the Taumatakahu Stream, namely sediment-laden water, when earthworks undertaken. Temuka
Gary Oliver Contracting Ltd2/05/2022$500.00Disturbed the bed of the Taumatakahu Stream when partly infilling the meander of the stream and creating a new channel. Temuka
PIC New Zealand Ltd22/04/2022$750.00Discharged a contaminant namely pig effluent onto land in circumstances which may enter water and rate of effluent discharge was not in accordance with condition 4 of Resource Consent CRC940675.1Bankside
KB Contracting & Quarries Ltd7/04/2022$750.00Contravention of an abatement notice which required installation and verification of a water measuring device and for copies of the certificates to be submitted to Environment Canterbury.Christchurch
De Veth, John1/04/2022$500.00Took water not in accordance with the condition 7 of Resource Consent CRC021944.2 - no certification of measuring and recording device and data recording provided.Temuka
De Veth, John1/04/2022$750.00Contravened an abatement notice requiring verification of the water meter on WAP K38/2242. Verification not provided by comply date.Temuka
Regal Holdings Ltd30/03/2022$750.00Discharged contaminant, namely palm kennel expeller (PKE) onto or into land in circumstances which may enter water.Timaru
Rutherford, Jan Scott21/03/2022$300.00Undertook vegetation clearance outside the bed of a river but within 5 metres of the bed of a river where the vegetation clearance was not undertaken in accordance with a Farm Environment Plan in breach of rule 5.167(b)1(b) of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan.Waiau
Marine Blast and Paint Ltd25/03/2022$1,000.00Discharged contaminants, namely suspended or deposited particulate matter, fugitive dust, spray paint, and overspray from an industrial or trade premises into air not in accordance with condition 2 of Resource Consent CRC205102.Lyttelton
Oliver, Stuart21/03/2022$500.00Allowing stock to access and disturb the bed of Hororata River resulting in pugging of the riverbed in breach of Rule 5.68 3(a) of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional PlanHororata
Ravensdown Limited14/03/2022$750.00Discharged contaminant, namely fertiliser residue, onto and into land where it may enter water.Christchurch
Hallmark Group Limited11/03/2022$1,000.00Discharged contaminants, namely dust into air from an industrial or trade premises,which was offensive and objectionable beyond the boundary of the property. Rangiora
Bennett, Lee23/02/2022$300.00Burning of contaminantsChristchurch
Mike Downs Contracting Ltd19/02/2022$500.00Damming water in the Grehan Stream which resulted in a reduced flow downstream resulting in eel stranding which contravened conditions 7, 8 and 9 of Resource consent CRC221960. Akaroa
Morrison, Peter13/02/2022$500.00Disturbed the bed of the Kowai River when excavating to place a structure being a stop bank and flood protection works utilising excavated pine trees which was not expressly allowed by a NES or other regulations, rule in a regional plan as well as a rule in a prosposed regional plan for the same region(if there is one) or Resource Consent CRC021934.2Springfield
Texco Groundworks Limited10/02/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely sediment laden stormwater onto or into land where it may enter water in breach of conditions 2a, 6 abd 18a of Resource Consent CRC204419Christchurch
Switched On Group Ltd9/02/2022$750.00Discharged contaminants, namely paint onto or into land where it may enter the stormwater system water.Christchurch
Taggart Earthmoving Ltd2/12/2022$750.00Discharged contaminant namely sediment laden water onto or into land in circumstances which result in that contaminant entering water when stormwater management system was overwhelmed.Woodend
Johnston Civil Limited12/02/2022$750.00Discharge of contaminants, namely sediment laden stormwater into or onto land not in accordance with condition 3 of Resource Consent CRC214464, when the capacity of the decanting earth bund was exceeded, and sediment laden stormwater was discharged beyond the boundary of the site and exacerbated flooding on the surrounding sites.Prebbleton