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Breakout Session


The Importance of Getting the Basics Right


What does this mean in a changing regulatory landscape?

- Interactive Workshop -


This workshop will discuss the importance of getting the basics of CME right, particularly in the current changing regulatory landscape. 

The workshop will cover:


  • A discussion on the importance of getting policy settings and consents right and how this affects all regulatory compliance.

  • Relevant compliance provisions of the RMA .

  • Discussion about why it is essential to get compliance and enforcement practice right, and particularly at times of change and uncertainty. 

The aim of this interactive workshop will be to help attendees ‘connect the dots’ and think about how the resource management system works, and how important their role is in the system.


Thursday 28th Nov
10:30am - 11:35pm


Amanda de Jong
Director/ Strategic Environmental Consultant, Brighta Consulting


Amanda works across the spectrum of policy, consenting, and compliance disciplines of resource management and is a trusted advisor to both local government and central government agencies. With more than fifteen years of experience working in local government in both New Zealand and the UK, Amanda has operated at the coalface of resource management. Her diverse resource management background means she provides a unique perspective and a comprehensive understanding of resource management.


Janet Whiteside
Strategic Environmental Consultant, Brighta Consulting.


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.
Janet held senior positions in compliance and enforcement with Auckland Council for 17 years.


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