Investigation of incidents

This guidance note is the first of seven guidance notes relating to enforcement and compliance under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The note covers matters related to the investigation of incidents, specifically:

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the legal context for evidence The elements of an offence Evidence, an introduction Powers of investigation entry and search
The Legal Context
for evidence
Identifying the elements of
an offence including fact analysis
Evidence, an
Powers of investigation
including use of warrants 



no entry  Investigation procedures and inspections Interviews and statements  Expert evidence collected 
Powers of entry
and powers of search
Investigation procedures
and inspections
Conducting interviews
and taking statements

Legal opinion on
evidence collected

The Investigation file and best practice examples making a decision     
The investigation file
and some additional
rules of evidence
Good practice examples