Is bi-partisan support for RMA reform breaking down?

Is bi-partisan support for RMA reform breaking down?
Chris Bishop is in charge of both National's election campaign and its support for RMA reform. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
Just how much trouble is David Parker’s legacy project – reform of the Resource Management Act – in?Every bill that comes to parliament gets a toasting from its detractors, making ministers inevitably vulnerable during the public hearings phase of legislative development.During that time, every critic gets their say and, by convention, the minister either never or only very sparingly volunteers a response, let alone a change.Usually, such changes involve either a forensic tweak to an important point in the select committee pro...

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