Dispute Resolution and Consultation

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  • Hearings
    • Appearing at a Council Plan or Plan Change Hearing (Ministry for the Environment; June 2006)
    • Appearing at a Council Resource Consent Hearing (Ministry for the Environment; June 2006)
    • Keeping it fair: A Guide to the Conduct of Hearings under the Resource Management Act 1991 (Ministry for the Environment; July 2001)


  • Pre-Hearing Meetings
    • Dispute Resolution: Pre-Hearing Meetings (March 2003)
    • Dispute Resolution: Pre-Hearing Meetings II (March 2003)
    • Pre-Hearing Meetings: A Practical Guide for Councils (Ministry for the Environment; March 1999)
    • The Pre-Hearing Meeting (New Zealand Planning Institute; January 2001)