These Regulations provide a national environmental standard for activities on pieces of land whose soil may be contaminated in such a way to be a risk to human health.The activities are: removing or replacing a fuel storage system; sampling the soil; disturbing the soil; subdividing land; and changing the use of the piece of land. The activities are classified into permitted activities, controlled activities, restricted discretionary activities, or discretionary activities.
Implements: Resource Management Act 1991 (No. 69 of 1991). (2015-09-23)
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.