RMA & Local Government

New Draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity

On 25 November the Government released its draft National Policy...

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Water Fight

Court of Appeal decision waters down principle of non-derogation from...

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Guiding councils - getting it right with ADR practice

The Environment Court has provided some indications of the parameters...

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Feng Shui and wastewater...

A recent article regarding Feng Shui blocking a storm water pipe in...

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National Planning Standards Released

The Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation...

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Resource Management Amendment Bill 2019: Summary of Changes

Everyone’s favourite piece of legislation to tinker with is...

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Farmers - are you keeping an eye on water quality issues?

By now most New Zealanders are aware that we have an ongoing issue...

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RMA: More Changes and New Court Fees

Whoever said ‘a change is as good as a rest’ obviously...

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Freshwater Reforms

The Government has announced its proposals for national direction on...

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Council Duty To Minimise Hazards On Land

A recent High Court case has re-visited the potential liability of...

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They are Fixing the RMA

“Crikey they’re at it again fixing the RMA”…...

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Upcoming water wars? Get tanked.

Look at the media and count how many times in the last few years...

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The Ombudsman's prison dilemma

The Ombudsman (Judge Boshier) has upheld the Department of...

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Swimming towards 2040

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014...

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