Preserving coastal natural character: Court interpretations of a long-standing New Zealand policy goal

@inproceedings{Froude2015PreservingCN,
  title={Preserving coastal natural character: Court interpretations of a long-standing New Zealand policy goal},
  author={Victoria Ann Froude},
  year={2015}
}
New Zealand's policy goal to preserve coastal natural character was first incorporated into planning legislation in 1973 and protected area legislation in 1977. An evaluation of 100 relevant Resource Management Act Court decisions determined the Courts' interpretations of this policy goal. The Courts have repeatedly found that natural character is of nature (not culture), including natural elements, patterns, and processes. There is a continuum of naturalness from pristine indigenous ecosystems… CONTINUE READING

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