Environment Court

Holiday hours

The Environment Court closes at 3pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and re-opens on Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 8am.

Working days under the RMA

For the purposes of calculating working days under the RMA (which relate to timeframes for filing documents in the Court) the last working day of 2016 is 19 December 2016. The first working day of 2017 is 11 January 2017.

You may still file documents with the Court within this timeframe. If you have any questions about working days, you will be able to talk to someone at the Court between 20–23 December 2016 and 4–10 January 2017. Contact us

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Most of the Environment Court's work involves the Resource Management Act 1991. The court largely deals with appeals about the contents of regional and district plans and appeals arising out of applications for resource consents. The consents applied for may be for land use, a subdivision, a coastal permit, a water permit or a discharge permit or a combination of these.The Environment Court sits in a number of courthouses in different parts of the country.