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  • Cover of ANZECC Guidelines
    August 2018
    These guidelines provide water managers with tools and guidance to assess, manage and monitor the water quality. They complement the existing National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (Freshwater NPS) which is the main direction to local government about how to manage fresh water in New Zealand. Read more
  • cover of Freshwater biophysical ecosystem health framework
    October 2018
    This document describes a framework for assessing the biophysical ecosystem health of fresh water in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more
  • flow chart
    March 2018
    A new streamlined planning process (SPP) was introduced by Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017, which took effect on 19 April 2017. This flow chart shows the steps involved in the Streamlined Planning Process. It should be read in conjunction with the SPP technical guidance. Read more
  • Cover of the Mana Whakahono a rohe guidance
    April 2018
    Mana Whakahono ā Rohe is a new tool designed to assist tangata whenua and local authorities discuss, agree and record how they will work together under the Resource Management Act. This guidance explains how the legislation can be implemented and provides ideas about what could be included in a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe arrangement. Read more