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RMLA – Fast Track Consenting Bill update

The Covid-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Act came into force this Thursday. A number of changes made their way into…

RMLA Webinar on the Proposed Amendments to the NES for Air Quality

This webinar recorded on 9 July 2020, was presented by Roger Cudmore, Principal, Technical Director – Environment, Golder Associates (email:  rcudmore@golder.com)…

Resource Management Amendment Act 2020 – freshwater planning

The Resource Management Amendment Act 2020 (the Amendment Act) introduces a new process for freshwater planning. The alternate planning process…

From your President

He mihi nui ki ngā mema katoa This week we acknowledge the retirement of our first Chief Environment Court Judge…

Smarter buildings reducing Council’s carbon footprint

Energy savings made in two central city buildings brings Wellington City Council a step closer to achieving its goal of…

Government flood protection funding recognises scale of national issue

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the announcement of 150 projects included in the $3 billion Covid Response and Recovery Fund,…

EPA gains new enforcement powers

Changes to the Resource Management Act which allow the EPA to provide greater support to local councils in RMA enforcement…

Report highlights economic impact of climate change

A ‘do nothing’ approach to water security under climate change could see the primary sector in parts of Hawke’s Bay…

Mitchell Daysh Ltd : Resource Management Consultant

Looking for exceptional people to join our Auckland team Are you an experienced resource management consultant looking to make your…

RMLA Submission on the Proposed transfer of functions from Waikato Regional Council to the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board

  The RMLA has lodged a submission on 8 July 2020 with the Waikato Regional Council on the Proposed transfer of…

RM Amendment Act 2020 – RMLA Overview Part 1: Climate change

The RMA already provides clear direction for decision-making concerning the allocation of natural resources, the location and construction of physical…

Renewables increases share of electricity generation mix

Renewable sources made up almost 82 per cent of the electricity generation mix in the first 3 months of 2020…

Council initiative improving erosion compliance across Auckland

An Auckland Council erosion control initiative, Close the Gap (GAP), has seen an increased level of compliance in the residential…

Accelerating change the aim for Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee

The Greater Wellington’s climate committee will focus on how regional government can help lead the response to our fast-changing climate,…

New Wynyard Crossing Bridge resource consent application withdrawn

The resource consent application to replace the current Wynyard Crossing Bridge with a new design has been withdrawn and the…

MPI gives $3 million boost to restore waterways

The Ministry for Primary Industries is providing an extra $3 million to the New Zealand Landcare Trust to improve New…

Regenerate Christchurch winding down

Regenerate Christchurch will cease to exist from the end of this month. The organisation, which is jointly governed and funded…

Independent Hearing Commissioner

  Auckland Council is seeking candidates for the role of Independent Hearing Commissioner for the next term, 1 January 2021…

RM Amendment Bill passes third reading

A law that makes crucial environmental improvements to the RMA, particularly for freshwater, has passed its third reading (25 June…

NZGIF invests to cut emissions at Wellington port

Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw has welcomed the decision of New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) to support projects…

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