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National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management provides direction on how local authorities should carry out their responsibilities under the Resource Management Act 1991 for managing fresh water.

This section provides information on the requirements and development of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management.

On 7 August 2017 the Government agreed to amend the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014.  The amendments came into force on 7 September 2017. This section will be updated to reflect the amendments.

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