The first rule = Object

It says the first rule on consent application is to “object”. The second rule on consent application is “object”. “If in doubt go back to rule one (objection gives time, time is of no importance to us, only the application)” it says. The first rule of objection is to claim lack of consultation, the document states. The second is the Treaty of Waitangi, the RMA is the third, and the fourth “anything anyone can think of”. Results would not be measured in dollars, “but the sum of the good that can be gained for the hapu”.

Dr Nick Smith

[1] Hon Dr Nick Smith: Hansard Parliamentary Debates: resource-management-amendment-bill-no-2-—-first-reading; http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/debates/debates/47HansD_20030320_00001026/resource-management-amendment-bill-no-2-%E2%80%94-first-reading

[2] Christchurch Press, 12th March 2003

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