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National Policies & Standards

National Policy Statements (NPS) and National Environmental Standards (NES) address environmental issues globally and have legal effects on policy statements and plans.

National Policies & Standards

Minister for the Environment has powers to recommend National Policy Statements (NPS) and National Environmental Standards (NES) and Minister of Conservation has powers to recommend New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement (NZCPS).

  • January 30, 2016

National Environmental Standards (NES)

NES is a very powerful Resource Management Act tool that can be deployed by the government to improve environmental conditions without requiring costly and time consuming regional or district rules.

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  • January 30, 2016

National Policy Statements (NPS)

While not mandatory under the Resource Management Act, it is a valuable tool for the government to effect policy changes on issues of national significance.

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