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What is the "bed" of a braided river?
The High Court decision Dewhirst Land Company Ltd v Canterbury Regional Council  NZHC 3338 concerned the correct interpretation of the term “bed” in relation to a river under s2 of the Resource Management Act (RMA). Determining the river bed was “more contentious” in this case because it concerned the Selwyn River, which was a braided river, therefore identifying its banks was more difficult.
Ministry for the Environment releases Best Practice Guidelines for RMA Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement
Best Practice Guidelines for Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement under the Resource Management Act 1991 (the Guidelines) were launched by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) in July 2018.