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A declaration of rights (or legislative wrongs) in New Zealand
The NZ High Court has jurisdiction to declare legislation inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.
New Zealand
26 Nov 2018
Government reviews in progress
Among taskforces, working groups and new regulations, the article identifies work streams most significant for business.
New Zealand
20 Apr 2018
Coalition negotiations – the factors which will matter in the New Zealand political spectrum
This article looks at factors that could be top of mind when the coalition negotiating teams meet behind closed doors.
New Zealand
25 Aug 2017
Your chance for input on the new fire service regime
Public input has been invited on the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill.
New Zealand
14 Aug 2016
Social housing transfers – another brick in the wall
The Social Housing Reform (Transaction Mandate) Act is another brick in the wall of the state housing reform programme.
New Zealand
24 Feb 2016
Official Information Act implementation often ill-informed
There were a number of "increasing risks and vulnerabilities" to be addressed if the Act was to achieve its purpose.
New Zealand
21 Dec 2015
Useful guidance from Court on Official Information Act (OIA)
The Court guidance was useful to the Trade Minister when reconsidering his decision to refuse a request under the OIA
New Zealand
23 Oct 2015
We can do better - the Productivity Commission on social services
It's a sobering read but also an optimistic one which challenges our public service to be more responsive to their clients.
New Zealand
4 Oct 2015
So you have been ordered to an interview or to hand over documents by a specialist regulator?
Sensible engagement with the specialist regulator is usually the best way to resolve unduly onerous document requests.
New Zealand
23 Feb 2015
Local government seeks new funding sources – again
LGNZ has released a discussion paper, again seeking new funding sources in order to reduce its reliance on general rates.
New Zealand
9 Feb 2015
Revision Bill programme for 2015 to 2017 Parliamentary term
Commercial, contract and civil liability law are intended for modification and amendment in this Revision Bill programme.
New Zealand
5 Jan 2015
Super-city for Greater Wellington?
A new unitary authority would replace the existing nine councils.
New Zealand
7 Dec 2014
Round two local government reform completed
The article outlines recent local government reform, with particular focus on the new development contributions regime.
New Zealand
28 Aug 2014
The Greens – 18 months from the Cabinet table?
We speculate on what a Labour-Green Government might look like and what that might mean for business.
New Zealand
4 Jun 2013
Compulsory acquisition rights not so sweeping after all
The government can't compulsorily acquire land for utility operators to relocate infrastructure for government projects.
New Zealand
9 May 2013
Civil pecuniary penalties - fair or unfair?: a review by the Law Commission
Civil pecuniary penalties can be hefty and are being used increasingly in major commercial statutes to drive compliance.
New Zealand
16 Jan 2013
Central government rewrites relationship with local government
Round one of the government's reform agenda for local government was completed with the rewrite of the LG Act 2002.
New Zealand
16 Jan 2013
Waitangi Tribunal to fast-track water and asset sales inquiries
The Waitangi Tribunal will hear a claim that the proposed partial share floats breach the Crown's Treaty obligations.
New Zealand
10 Jul 2012
Short back and sides for local government - legislative reform to impact local government
Proposed reforms aim to promote amalgamation among and impose stronger disciplines on NZ's 78 councils.
New Zealand
23 Mar 2012
What to expect from the 'new' Government
National went into the election campaign having already laid the foundations for much of its second term agenda.
New Zealand
4 Dec 2011
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