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EDS (Environmental Defence Society) report will be influential in RMA (Resource Management Act) review
This article summarises three reform models offered by the EDS (Environmental Defence Society) and the future process.
New Zealand
25 Mar 2019
Ground Cover: resource management, local government and planning law
Ground Cover tracks legislative and regulatory reform in resource management, local government and planning law.
New Zealand
15 Feb 2019
Construction Contracts Act: retentions regime wilts under scrutiny in first court case
Article discusses case which exposed uncertainties arising from amendments to the Construction Contracts Act.
New Zealand
5 Dec 2018
Next tranche of RMA (Resource Management Act) amendments now in force
The key amendments relate to resource consenting and continue a trend of reducing public participation in the processes.
New Zealand
18 Oct 2017
Have set-off rights been restricted by the PPSA without anyone noticing?
This WA decision may have overturned the hitherto accepted view that set-off remains effective against a receiver.
New Zealand
13 Oct 2017
What is at stake on 23 September (NZ elections) for infrastructure policy?
In many cases, the distance between the NZ political parties is not great in terms of immediate infrastructure policy.
New Zealand
31 Aug 2017
A new system to address earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand
On 1 July 2017, a new system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings in New Zealand, came into force.
New Zealand
13 Aug 2017
Court of Appeal on when a third party payment is voidable
Payments from a third party can, in certain circumstances, be treated as being made by the debtor, and are voidable.
New Zealand
28 Jun 2017
RMA reforms – tinker, tailor, soldier on…
The new Act enables greater planning direction, reflecting an increasing willingness to direct local rules and processes.
New Zealand
19 Apr 2017
A blue skies planning system from the Productivity Commission
The final report is proposing radical change for the reform of New Zealand's planning and resource management framework.
New Zealand
12 Apr 2017
New retentions scheme – D-Day looms but detail missing
Principals and contractors soon will have to apply the new construction contracts retentions regime, without regulations.
New Zealand
16 Mar 2017
What the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill will do
The key theme of increased central government direction for local planning matters has been retained in the Bill.
New Zealand
9 Mar 2017
Submissions sought on new earthquake-prone building legislation
MBIE is consulting on the regulations and a new methodology for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.
New Zealand
7 Dec 2016
Australian boss fined AUD$12,500 for workplace bullying
He has also suffered significant reputational damage as the case has been reported in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
Auckland Unitary Plan now a reality
The Auckland Council has signed off on most of the recommendations from the Panel and has adopted the Unitary Plan.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations – highlights and next steps
The article outlines highlights from the Independent Hearings Panel's report, Council staff assessment and next steps.
New Zealand
28 Nov 2016
New retention scheme for construction centracts to apply only to post-March 2017 contracts
This amendment makes it clear that the new retentions trust regime applies only to contracts on or after 31 March 2017.
New Zealand
27 Oct 2016
Special housing areas legislation extended
The government needs to extend the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act before it expires on 16 September.
New Zealand
29 Sep 2016
Overseas investment regime – the shape of things to come
The new fee structure for the OIO screening regime was only part of the solution to lifting performance and turnaround.
New Zealand
29 Jun 2016
NPS on Urban Development Capacity – submissions open
With some improvements and associated guidance material, the NPS on Urban Development Capacity could be a useful tool.
New Zealand
20 Jun 2016
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