Horizons develops policies to guide the way we manage our Region’s environmental resources – land, air, water, and coast.
These policies set out the things that need to be done to achieve the environmental outcomes we want as a Region. We use both regulatory and non-regulatory methods to meet the objectives in our policies - regulatory management requires users of environmental resources to apply for resource consent; non-regulatory management involves providing advice, information, education, and funding assistance.
We also monitor the effectiveness of these methods and carry out research into existing and emerging environmental issues.
Managing Information and natural resources