The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has compiled a useful guide outlining how to prepare for a public hearing. Here are some of the main points from this online booklet.
The public hearing gives you the chance to explain your submission to the hearing committee, and to present evidence that supports your submission. You’ll have the chance to read out a written statement, and to present evidence that supports your submission. The hearing committee might ask you questions about your submission, your statement or your evidence.
How to do well on the day
Everyone is there for the same reason, and needs their views to be heard. The hearing committee is only interested in the relevant facts and opinions.