Updates : November 2012

One Plan continues to face strong opposition

Federated Farmers continues to be critical of Horizons One Plan. Federated Farmers, who have labelled the new plan “Farmergeddon”, claim the new plan will impact on farm profitability in the region of 22 to 43%. And it appears Federated Farmers is receiving support for its claims from Central...

Proposed amendments to the RMA

In line with its programme for “simplifying and streamlining” the Resource Management Act, the Government has announced further changes to the Act are not far away. In particular, the Government intends to introduce a six month time limit on the council processing of medium sized consents,...

Horizons' One Plan

November 2012 Introduction On 6 September 2012 the Environment Court released its decision on the Horizons Regional Council’s One Plan, which covers a substantial part of the central and southern North Island. The One Plan seeks to address four key region wide issues: declining water quality;...