How to implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS FM)

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE - 9am, Wednesday 25th August 2021. For late registrations please email

Completion of ‘NPS FM: Key concepts’ is a critical pre-workshop requirement

Presented by Kate McArthur and Helen Marr

The NPS FM 2020 introduced a significant shift in freshwater management, with new terminology, obligations and attributes, centered around Te Mana o te Wai (TMOTW).

Together we will explore a good framework to implement the NPS and focus on what active involvement with tangata whenua really looks like, keeping TMOTW at the heart of the NPS implementation process.

We will work through how long a new freshwater plan process might take, where to get started and what information you will need, including how to apply NPS exceptions where necessary.

This interactive in-person workshop uses examples of freshwater management issues from around Aotearoa to work through the NPS FM process. Together we will workshop drafting long term visions, environmental outcomes and limits and answer your burning questions about the NPS.

At the end of the course you will confidently understand the NPS FM process and be ready to take on implementation through new freshwater planning processes.

NOTE - If you are interested in attending a workshop please register early to ensure it goes ahead. Minimum numbers are required for a workshop to run. This generally ensures there is sufficient people to allow different experience and views to be part of the discussion within the course setting. Registration deadline is normally 2 - 3 weeks prior to the event. Thank you.

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09:00:00 - 15:00:00
TBC, Palmerston North, Palmerston North, Central North Island
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