Cross-party and business support for RMA shake-up proposals

Cross-party and business support for RMA shake-up proposals
Pattrick Smellie
A major report recommending splitting the Resource Management Act into two pieces of law to streamline planning and resource consenting is winning support across the political spectrum. National Party leader Judith Collins described the key recommendation of the 'New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand' a "victory" for her party because National had advocated such a split for two years. That claim drew an incredulous reaction from Environment Minister David Parker, who commissioned and this morning launched the report with i...

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