Mackenzie District Council reaches settlement to close land clearance loopholes

The Mackenzie District Council has come to an agreement with an environmental group over land clearance.

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Loopholes that allowed much-criticised vegetation clearance in the Mackenzie District will be closed before Christmas.

Concerns over the rate of indigenous vegetation being cleared in the district sparked a legal challenge by the Environmental Defence Society (EDS), which was heard under urgency in the Environment Court in Christchurch last week.

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