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What if RMA reform still leaves everybody angry?

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 25 Jan 2021

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 25 Jan 2021
Pictured: David Parker and Tony Randerson release the RMA review, July 2020Thirty years ago, not quite to the day, a newly anointed National Party minister for the environment was poring over the detail of a massive new piece of environmental legislation, which had yet to become the Resource Management Act.Developed by Labour’s priest of high legal principle, Geoffrey Palmer, the Resource Management Bill didn’t quite make it into law in 1990 before the shambolic remains of the government formed by David Lange in 1984 was summarily t...

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