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July 2008This proposed National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management sets out the objective and policies for managing New Zealand's freshwater resources under the Resource Management Act 1991. The NPS came into effect on 1 July 2011. Read more
September 2019This is the draft of the proposed new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM). It sets out the objectives and policies for freshwater management under the Resource Management Act 1991. Read more
November 2019The Resource Management Review Panel has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act and other significant legislation comprising the resource management system. Read more
Action for healthy waterways: A discussion document on national direction for our essential freshwaterSeptember 2019This document sets out proposals for consultation on measures to stop the degradation of waterways and restore them to a healthy state. Read more