National legislation

National legislation

Resource Management

Click here to find the Resource Management Act 1991.

For all sorts of information relating to resource consent applications, Environment Court hearings, regional and district environmental planning and anything else environment-related, click here onto the Ministry for Environment's publications page.

Climate Change

Click here for the Climate Change Response Act 2002, which sets out the framework for the Emissions Trading Scheme, including reporting and surrender obligations for the different sectors of the economy and how the market for New Zealand Units will operate.

Click here for the Climate Change (Agriculture Sector) Regulations 2010 applying Emissions Trading Scheme reporting obligations to deer slaughter plants (and other livestock processing plants).