Mana Whenua and Tangata Whenua Interests - Papakaianga, Maori Cultural zone Maori purposes, Treaty Settlement zone, Reserves, esplanade priority areas.
Urban Capacity / Sustainable Development Strategy – includes Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka, Dargaville, and Mangawhai Urban Capacity Plans
Historic Heritage - Heritage areas and sites of significance, Heritage Areas/ Buildings – this section will also look at Mana Whenua Cultural Heritage.
Regional Policy Statement Features - Significant Natural Areas, Coastal and Natural Character, Outstanding Natural Landscapes, and Outstanding Natural Features.
Hazards - Coastal Hazards and climate change, flooding, hazardous substances, contaminated sites, land stability. GMO’s, fire, and drought.
Open Spaces and Notable Trees - Protected /notable trees, Open spaces and recreation zone, open spaces zones.
Infrastructure - Transport, Three waters, network utilities, Telecommunications, environmental Engineering, Alternative/renewal energy.
Activities - these will mostly end in rules. These include Temporary activities, noise and vibration, lighting, Earth works, signs, activities on the surface of the water, minerals and mineral extraction.
Rural areas include – Rural General Zone, Rural Production Zone, Rural Residential Zone- Lifestyle Zone, Rural Urban Expansion Zone, and Future Urban Zone.
Residential areas include – Urban General Zone, Urban Residential Zone, Low Density large Lot, Medium Density, High Density with Development Conditions, Social Housing, Retirement Villages and home occupation.
Commercial areas include – Commercial Zone General, town Centre zone, Neighbourhood Commercial Zone, Mixed Use Zone, Industrial Zone General, Light Industrial Zone and Heavy Industrial Zone.
Special Zones Includes – Airstrip Zone, Helipad Zone, Hospital Zone, and Education Zones.
Other - Design guidelines and Designations.