Government changes to RMA hit road block

By Maiki Sherman

The Government has hit a bump in the road on its campaign to make changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Today both the Māori Party and United Future have announced they will not support the proposals of Minister Amy Adams. The purpose of the Resource Management Act is to provide guidelines for construction work and the likes, all in keeping with environmental sustainability.

Te Kāea political reporter Maiki Sherman says, ‘the Māori Party and United Future's Peter Dunne agree there are changes needed in regards to the Act. However, they say a number of the Minister's proposals challenge the fundamental principles of the Act which is why they cannot support it.