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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 and Selwyn District.

Hawke's Bay

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

Manawatu-Wanganui

The following local authorities in this region have rules or guidance relating to medium-density housing: Horowhenua 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.

Otago

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

Wellington

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