"Prohibited Activity"

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Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2007-10-31 02:58

Sometimes I wish to grab certain people by the scruff of the neck and shake them while screaming "Do you understand what this means you bloody fools!!!"

Today it's the Green Party celebrating the right of local councils to ban "prohibited activities" under the RMA.

The Court of Appeal decision released today in favour of the Coromandel Watchdog group is a landmark victory for local communities, says Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.

Coromandel Watchdog was appealing decisions made by the Environment Court and the High Court that would prevent councils from using the 'prohibited activity' status in the Resource Management Act over large areas of their jurisdiction. This particular case was about whether Thames Coromandel District council could make mining a prohibited activity on conservation and coastal land. The two previous decisions had ruled they couldn't; now, the Court of Appeal has ruled that they can.

Greens Press Release

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