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3.8 Ecosystem services

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The range of
ecosystem services associated with natural resources are recognised and maintained or enhanced to enable their ongoing contribution to regional wellbeing.

 

Objective 3.8 addresses the following issues: 

1.1

State of resources

1.2

Effects of climate change

1.3

Providing for energy demand

1.5

Relationship of tāngata whenua with the environment (te taiao)

1.6

Health and wellbeing of the Waikato River catchment

Objective 3.8 is achieved by the following policies:

4.1

Integrated approach

8.6

Allocating fresh water

4.2

Collaborative approach

8.7

Efficient use of fresh water

4.3

Tāngata whenua

9.3

Development Geothermal Systems

4.4

Regionally significant industry and primary production

9.4

Limited Development Geothermal Systems

5.1

Improve degraded air quality

9.5

Protected Geothermal Systems

5.2

Manage discharges to air

9.6

Research Geothermal Systems

6.1

Planned and co-ordinated subdivision, use and development

9.7

Small Geothermal Systems

6.2

Planning for development in the coastal environment

11.1

Maintain or enhance indigenous biodiversity

7.1

Interests in the coastal marine area

11.4

Safeguard coastal/marine ecosystems

7.2

Marine water quality

14.1

Maintain or enhance the life supporting capacity of the soil resource

8.1

Approach to identifying fresh water body values and managing fresh water bodies

14.2

High class soils

8.2

Outstanding fresh water bodies and significant values of wetlands

14.3

Soil contaminants

8.3

All fresh water bodies

14.4

Contaminated land

8.4

Catchment-based intervention

14.5

Peat soils

8.5

Waikato River catchment