Ellie Taffs

Senior Associate Auckland

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Ellie Taffs is a senior associate in Bell Gully’s market-leading resource management practice. She advises on various resource management matters and has consenting experience in a range of industries, including water takes, ports, quarrying and wind farms. She has an honours degree in engineering which enables her to quickly appreciate project issues, and to become the key legal contact in a consenting team for particularly technical issues.

Work highlights

Port Marlborough New Zealand

Port Marlborough New Zealand on the consenting of the port redevelopment at Picton under the Covid-19 Fast Track Consenting regime. This application was one of the first to be processed under the fast track regime, and was granted.


Transpower on the highly contentious application for resource consent to realign the Hairini-Mt Maunganui A (HAI-MTM A) 110kV transmission line, which currently traverses the Maungatapu Peninsula, Rangataua Bay Estuary and Matapihi, including appearing for Transpower in the High Court.  Also acting for Transpower as an interested party in the application to the High Court by Ngā Pāpaka o Rangataua for wāhi tapu protection rights over this area under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.