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National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014

Publication date:  July 2014
Publication reference number:  ME 1155

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (Freshwater NPS) sets out the objectives and policies for freshwater management under the Resource Management Act 1991. It came into effect on 1 August 2014.

The Freshwater NPS was amended in August 2017. The amended Freshwater NPS superseded the original 2014 version on 7 September 2017. 

For summary information on the Freshwater NPS see the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management section on this website.