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RMA doesn’t live up to expectations, report says – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 29th, 2016.

The Resource Management Act (RMA) hasn’t lived up to expectations in protecting the environment, according to a new report led by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS). EDS senior policy analyst Dr Marie Brown interviewed cross-sector groups and 81 per cent of respondents believed the environment had declined since the RMA came into being in 1991. […]

Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 22nd, 2015.

The Government has revealed it plans for a long-anticipated overhaul of the Resource Management Act, touting changes that will lead to more affordable housing and a better managed environment. A number of proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA) were last night outlined by Environment Minister Dr Smith. A Government-commissioned research paper on the […]

No follow up on ecological compensation – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on April 22nd, 2013.

Writing in the New Zealand Herald, Jamie Morton highlights new research from the University of Waikato detailing a lack of follow-through on “ecological compensation” agreed on as part of a resource consent application under the Resource Management Act. Green promises are often not met Research finds property owners failing to implement more than 35 per […]

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