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Ministry Of Business, Innovation and Employment Formerly the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) have put together brochures to help you through the building and planning consent process.

Community Law Offers free legal advice, usually in a one off consultation. They have staff specialised in the Resource Management Act that may be a good place to start in making a Resource Consent application.

Environment Canterbury In a nutshell, if it comes out of the ground or air, or goes into the ground or air, you will need a consent from Environment Canterbury (ECan).

Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy A plan to manage urban development that protects water, and enhances and protects open spaces, transportation links, creates more liveable centres and manages population growth in a sustainable way.

Land Information NZ Online Certificate of Title searches.

Ministry for the Environment Covers issues that affect the environment, environmental law and treaties, and environmental reporting. The site also includes information on what you can do for the environment.

Heritage New Zealand To promote, protect, preserve and conserve historical and cultural heritage.

NZ Legislation Acts, Bills & Regulations online.

Resource Management Act Direct link to the Resource Management Act on Legislation Online.

Tangata Whenua / Te Taumutu Rūnanga / Ngāi Tahu Information about Iwi, and planning documents.

Te Taumutu Rūnanga Is one of the Papatipu Rūnanga that comprises the iwi of Ngāi Tahu.

Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd Is a company owned by Te Taumutu Rūnanga and six others of central to north Canterbury, established to engage in resource management processes on behalf of these Rūnanga.