The Resource Management Act is for most people just the piece of legislation that means they can’t put up that deck without going down the the council.
It is much more than that. It is one of the fundamental pieces of legislation that protects our environment. It sets down the principles by which we use our land and resources. When it was passed in the early 90s it was 20 years ahead of its time, which is why, with climate change, freshwater problems, and other environmental issues, it is the time we need it now. Continue reading →