3 Meaning of effect

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the term effect includes—


any positive or adverse effect; and


any temporary or permanent effect; and


any past, present, or future effect; and


any cumulative effect which arises over time or in combination with other effects—

regardless of the scale, intensity, duration, or frequency of the effect, and also includes—


any potential effect of high probability; and


any potential effect of low probability which has a high potential impact.

Section 3: amended, on 7 July 1993, by section 3 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 65).