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Understanding the RMA and how to get involved

This guide is number 1.1 in a 13-guide series called An Everyday Guide to the RMA.

Publication reference number: ME 1530

This guide explains what the Resource Management Act (RMA) does, how it works and how it affects you in your daily life.

About this guide

Most people have heard of the Resource Management Act (RMA), but not everyone is sure what the Act means to them. This guide explains what the RMA does, how it works, and how it affects you in your daily life.

It is the first in a series of 13 guides called An Everyday Guide to the Resource Management Act (see more details below).

The guide has a glossary of RMA terms at the end.

About the everyday guides

These guides are intended to help people work with their councils. If you’re dealing with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), a board of inquiry, or the Environment Court (see the glossary to learn more about these), you might need more technical advice from the EPA website or the Environment Court website.

For more information about specific parts of the RMA process, see the full list of guides on our website.

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