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natural features


natural features and landscapes are categories that sometimes overlap. As a general rule features tend to be smaller in extent and are experienced from the outside, while landscapes cover large areas and are experienced from within. Natural means a predomination of elements that are natural rather than made by people.
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mode share


the portion that a category of a transport method (eg bus, motor vehicle, single occupant vehicles, walking, cycling, rail, aeroplane, boat or ferry) contributes to the total number of transport methods.
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active fault


a fracture in the earth’s crust that has ruptured repeatedly in the past and whose history indicates that it is likely to rupture again. Read more information on earthquakes
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infringement notice


a written notice of an alleged offence requiring the payment of a fine. Suitable for responding quickly to relatively minor offences that do not warrant prosecution. When an alleged offence is classified as an infringement, it requires the payment of a fine but without the record of a conviction. The fines, which are set by regulation, range from $ [..]
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kaitiakitanga


the exercise of guardianship by the tangata whenua of an area in accordance with tikanga māori in relation to natural and physical resources; and includes the ethic of stewardship.
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kai


food.
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kaitiaki


guardian(s) - those who exercise kaitiakitanga.
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abatement notice


a written direction requiring certain action to be taken or ceased. In addition to advocacy initiatives and enforcement responses, Environment Canterbury also uses abatement notices in specific situations. Abatement notices can be issued under section 17 of the Resource Management Act as it imposes a general but not specifically enforceable duty to [..]
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abstraction


in relation to a water body, means the taking of water from that water body.
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accretion


the seaward advance of the shoreline resulting from the deposition of sediments (essentially the opposite of erosion).
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