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Introduction to Resource Management Act Compliance

This presentation will describe compliance under the Resource

Management Act 1991 (RMA). It will cover

  • RMA warrants

  • Powers of entry & other powers

  • Carrying out site visits

  • Recording evidence - notes and photos

  • Making enforcement decisions and deciding appropriate enforcement

  • Infringement notices - use and preparation

  • Abatement notices - use, preparation and fishhooks


Janet Whiteside
Strategic Environmental Consultant, Brighta Consultancy


Janet Whiteside is a Strategic Environmental Consultant with Brighta Consultancy. She has an LLM in Environmental Law with Distinction from Auckland University and has been admitted to the Bar in New Zealand and Fiji. She has been involved in compliance and enforcement for 33 years in organisations including the then Race Relations Office, the Commerce Commission, and Auckland Council. She held senior positions in compliance and enforcement with Auckland Council for 17 years, and has recently joined Brighta Consultancy, a strategic resource management consultancy that works with clients, particularly councils, across New Zealand. 



Friday 3 November

(60 mi
n presentation)


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