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14 Resource Management Articles

Allowing for insignificant breaches of a District Plan

A common cause of frustration for land owners is when effects of their activities that are insignificant require resource consent because they breach a rule in a plan to a minor degree.
The changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) on 18 October 2017 include an attempt to recognise this ...

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What does a change of Government mean for the property sector?

Weeks of speculation came to a close on 19 October 2017 when Winston Peters announced that New Zealand would soon see a change in Government. For better or for worse, the new Government has quite publically intended to implement tighter restrictions on overseas buyers. A lot is still not yet ...

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Permitted Boundary Activities

Changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) on 18 October 2017 have affected how some basic resource consents applications are processed. The intent is to speed up processing, reduce time and expense to applicants, and to free up councils to focus on more complex applications.

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Approvals obtained for Tourism zone at Pukaki Downs Station

After a long District Plan change process in relation to Plan Change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan (PC13) Cavell Leitch’s Resource Management Team has managed to secure approvals from the Environment Court for a stand alone Tourism Zone at Pukaki Downs Station, on the western banks of Lake ...

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Trying to keep NZ's freshwater bodies safe

Nearly all New Zealander's are concerned about the future quality of our freshwater. On 3 July 2014 the Government released the new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM). This policy includes practical measures needed in order to improve the water quality of New Zealand's freshwater bodies.

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