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. 

At present the removal of the premix is underway following the signing of a contract with Australian-based company Inalco Processing Ltd. This will see the removal of 22,000 tonnes of the substance from sites in Mataura and Invercargill over the next six years.

More details about the removal of the premix is available on our News page  

The Mataura 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. 

You can look at the readings in real time by clicking on this link

We will publish the monthly reports on this page as they become available. Please note - there were no readings for June and July, due to the company contracted to do the work failing to provide information.  

Ammonia (NH³) gas emissions monitor report





Historical Information

A land use consent application by Taha Fetilizer Industries Ltd 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, was granted retrospectively with conditions.

Taha Fertilizer Industries decision [PDF, 776 KB]

Supplementary information provided to Hearing Commissioners.

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

The application was publicly notified and 64 submissions were received. 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