The Sunday-Star Times has an article on National’s proposed RMA changes. Unfortunately, it’s just Nick Smith describing the changes. And, surprise, he doesn’t mention changing the definition of environment, the crucial change (we discuss the consequences of the change here).
Fortunately, it’s all online here. You can read not only the changes that National wants to make but also what Local Government New Zealand (basically, the association of councils) thinks of them. Here’s what they think of the big one, the change of definition of the environment:
Really weird that Nick Smith forgot to mention it – it’s first on the list. Must be an accidental oversight.