Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
26 September 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$61,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
 
Industry:
Arts and recreation
 
Date of offence:
26 September 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Between 26 and 27 September 2013, there was a spill of approximately 19,000 litres of diesel from the Turoa ski-field into the Makotuku Stream. This spill subsequently contaminated the potable water supply for the Raetihi township.
 
Offence section:
S109(1)(e)(i) Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
 
Date charged:

Court:
Ohakune - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$61,000
 
Maximum fine available:
3 months imprisonment and/or $500,000 and an additional $50,000 fine for every day of a continuing offence.
 
Reparation:
$0