Dr Russel Norman, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
New clause 18C
To insert the following new clause (after line 27 on page 25):
18C New section 25AB inserted
To insert the following new section after section 25A:
“25AB Power of Minister for the Environment to direct protection of trees
“(1) The Minister for the Environment may, on receiving a request from a territorial authority, direct that particular trees, groups of trees, species or subspecies of trees, or ecosystems may be proposed for protection under a district plan in accordance with Part 1 of Schedule 1, without meeting the requirements under section 52(4A).
“(2) In deciding whether to make such a direction, the Minister shall have regard to—