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Effective participation in resource consent processes: A guide for tangata whenua

Publication date:  March 2005
Publication reference number:  ME 588

This guide aims to help tangata whenua to participate effectively in resource consent decision-making. It explains the Resource Management Act and its importance to tangata whenua; how and when tangata whenua can get involved in resource consent decision-making; what tangata whenua need to do to participate effectively; and what tangata whenua can expect and what is expected of them.

This publication has not been updated to reflect changes in processes arising from the Resource Management Amendment Act 2009. Care should be exercised in reading and using the information provided in this publication.