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Resource Management Act reforms delayed

Newshub - ‎20 hours ago‎
Soundings in the Beehive suggest Environment Minister Nick Smith is aware the RLA Bill, introduced last November, has drafting deficiencies and will need work -- while the government is understood to be unmoved by objections to the iwi participation ...
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Budget 2016: Housing issues ignored: critics

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 26, 2016‎
"When New Zealanders need homes, the Government gives us toilets," said Greens co-leader James Shaw. "The extent of this Government's vision for New Zealand is a few more toilets for tourists, and presumably the rising numbers of Kiwi families who are ...

GM-free zones under threat

The Dominion Post - ‎May 19, 2016‎
... Nick Smith wants to stop the regions from establishing GM Free zones. Yet he could not convince support parties that removing regional choice on this issue make sense.

Farhad Moinfar: Council must get on board with fast track housing

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Without the benefit of the fast-track provided by SHA status, any rezoning to provide housing will drag through the Resource Management Act system and undoubtedly be stymied and delayed through protracted litigation. ... Both Housing Minister Nick ...
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New Zealand urges councils to sell land to ease housing problem

The Edge Property Singapore (press release) (registration) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A national policy directive will be released next month under the Resource Management Act, Housing Minister Nick Smith said Sunday on TV One's Q+A program. “That will put far tougher requirements on growing councils to ensure that they are freeing up ...