Objective 8-2, Policies 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5 and 8-6 and the associated methods set out a framework for protecting aspects of the CMA while enabling people to use and enjoy the area. In accordance with the RMA, management of the CMA is predominately by way of a regulatory approach. The RMA and the NZCPS also identify a range of matters which are of national importance and require protection from inappropriate use and development. The primary tool used to achieve this is zoning. Three Activity Management Areas have been created: Protection, Port and General Activity Management Areas. Although many of the rules are common to the entire CMA, Policies 8-4, 8-5 and 8-6 in particular will be used in any consent decision-making process. Some rules are also specific to an Area.