Taha Fertilizer Industries

On this page you will find information relating to Taha Fertilizer Industries storage of up to 10,000 tonnes of Ouvea Premix and eight tonnes of ammonia sulphate at the former paper mill, in Kana Street, Mataura. 

The land use consent for Taha expires on 11 January 2018. We are working with the site owners and liquidator to ensure a suitable outcome for Mataura residents and the Council. 

The site is presently being monitored for ammonia (NH³) gas emissions to ensure it complies with the consent conditions that specify a limit of 5ppm ammonia discharged to air. 

The reports will be published on this page as they become available.

Ammonia (NH³) gas emissions monitor report

November 2017 [PDF, 815 KB]


Decision on Taha application released

A land use consent application by Taha Fetilizer Industries Ltd for the  has been granted with conditions.

Taha Fertilizer Industries decision [PDF, 776 KB]

Taha or any submitter may appeal the decision, or any part of it, to the Environment Court within 15 working days of receiving it. 

Any appeal must be served on

  • the Gore District Council
  • the applicant
  • every person who made a submission on the application

Failure to follow the procedures prescribed in Sections 120 and 121 of the Resource Management Act 1991 may invalidate any appeal.

All enquiries should be made to the Council's planning officer Rosie Given, phone 03 209 0330.


Additional information as requested by the Hearing Commissioners. The hearing is expected to resume on Wednesday 26 August at the Mataura Community Centre. 


The Gore District Council has received a retrospective resource consent application from Taha Fertilizer Industries for the storage of up to 10,000 tonnes of Ouvea Premix and eight tonnes of ammonia sulphate at the former Mataura paper mill, in Kana Street.

Taha Fertilizer Industries' consent application [PDF, 7.2 MB]

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The application has been put on hold following a three day hearing. Taha has asked for the opportunity to present further information. The hearing commissioners have also asked for additional information on various issues. Submitters will be given the chance to comment on the additional information. The hearing will not reconvene before the end of July.

The Commissioners' minute is available here [PDF, 226 KB]


The application was publicly notified and 64 submissions were received. A hearing is set down for Tuesday 12 May and Wednesday 13 May 2015, at the Mataura community centre, starting at 9.00am. An additional day has been set aside, if required, on Thursday 14 May, at the Council chambers, 29 Civic Avenue, Gore. The hearing will be before independent commissioners Colin Weatherall, of Dunedin, and David Pullar, of Gore.

Submissions [PDF, 31 MB]

Summary of Submissions [PDF, 577 KB]

Senior Planner's Report [PDF, 477 KB]

Technical Reports for Applicant [PDF, 17 MB]

Appendix VI and VII [PDF, 320 KB]

Other relevant documentation

Public notice of Taha Fertilizer Industries' application [PDF, 387 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz