Updates : May 2011

NRRP Forestry Workshop

On 27 May 2011, a workshop was hosted by Adderley Head on the Canterbury Natural Resources Regional Plan (NRRP), which will become operative on 11 June 2011 . The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the rules in the NRRP that are relevant to forestry activities in the Canterbury region. The...

Afforestation Values in the RMA Context

Please download the PDF version of the article for a full colour copy, including figures/tables and references. Introduction What’s the story about forestry and the RMA?  Despite the substantial body of evidence that establishes the positive values of forestry, the forest industry is...

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced a national policy statement (NPS) for fresh water management which will come into effect on 1 July. A NPS is a planning document under the Resource Management Act  that gives central government direction for making resource management decisions...

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act

May 2011   The 18 April 2011 saw the royal assent of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (the Act).  The Act sets out measures to enable the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to oversee the earthquake recovery effort in...