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A draft guide to limits under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (as amended in 2017)

Publication date:  March 2018
Publication reference number:  ME 1345

This guide provides information about setting limits under the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (as amended 2017). It will help local authorities understand what a limit is and how limits fit within the national objectives framework. It includes a discussion on allocation and what is over-allocation, and provides some principles for setting limits.

We would welcome your feedback on this guide. You can provide feedback by emailing us at freshwater@mfe.govt.nz. The guide will be finalised in August 2018.