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Why have regional rules?

New Zealand has a diverse range of urban and natural environments with different planning rules.

Auckland

Auckland planning rules are intended to create a high-quality and more compact built environment that complements the unique and natural qualities of the city.

Bay of Plenty

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Rotorua District, Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District.

Canterbury

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Ashburton District, Christchurch City, Selwyn District, Timaru District and Waitaki District.

Hawke's Bay

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Hastings District and Hawke's Bay Region.

Manawatu-Whanganui

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Horowhenua District, Palmerston North City and Whanganui District.

Marlborough

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Marlborough District.

Nelson

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Nelson City.

Northland

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Whangārei District.

Otago

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Dunedin City, Queenstown Lakes District and Waitaki District.

Southland

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Invercargill City.

Taranaki

The following local authority in this region has rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: New Plymouth District.

Waikato

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Hamilton City, Hauraki District and Taupō District.

Wellington

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Kāpiti Coast District, Lower Hutt City, Porirua City, Upper Hutt City, Wellington City and Wellington Region.