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Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

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National Environmental Standards for Freshwater - permitted activities

Certain activities near or in rivers, wetlands, lakes and streams may be permitted under the National Environmental Standards for Freshwater, but they must comply with the relevant conditions.

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Regional resource consentshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/resource-consents/types-resource-consents/regional-resource-consentsRegional resource consents​Read about the types of activities that require a regional resource consent.​aspxResource consents
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National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/freshwater-management-tools/Pages/national-policy-statement-freshwater-management-.aspxNational Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPSFM)Learn about the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management - a Government policy giving local authorities direction on how to manage freshwater resources.aspxEnvironment consultation