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Change continues in resource management law: what is coming in 2019?
2018 has produced and foreshadowed a number of important changes in the resource management and environmental space.
New Zealand
21 Jan 2019
Further changes to the management of freshwater in NZ
What you need to know about 3 key changes signalled by the government in relation to the plan to tackle water quality issues.
New Zealand
9 Oct 2018
Money does not grow on trees, so have your say on the proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme
MFE is consulting on these proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme, NZ's principal policy for climate change.
New Zealand
29 Aug 2018
More changes for local authorities and NES for plantation forestry
Amendments have been gazetted that will have implications for how local authorities recognise the NES in their plans.
New Zealand
30 Apr 2018
Further protection for New Zealand marine environment
NZ will be the first country to introduce a nationwide standard for biofouling, to prevent pests entering from overseas.
New Zealand
27 Apr 2018
A new infringement system for conservation related offences
The Conservation (Infringement System) Bill seeks to introduce a new infringement system for the use of government agencies. .
New Zealand
20 Mar 2018
Water, water everywhere - but not a drop to drink
This Report makes recommendations for the monitoring, testing and management of water supplies for safer drinking water.
New Zealand
15 Dec 2017
Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM)
The NPSFM provides a national direction for the management of freshwater under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
New Zealand
15 Aug 2017
PCE calls for a legislated process to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
These PCE report recommendations to reduce emissions are based on key features of the UK Climate Change Act 2008.
New Zealand
13 Aug 2017
National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry in New Zealand
These Regulations, in force on 1 May 2018, establish a nationwide consenting regime for plantation forestry activities.
New Zealand
10 Aug 2017
Wellington Fish and Game Council v Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council [2017] NZEnvc 37 – summary of the One Plan Declarations
The Court declarations are a timely reminder for consent authorities when considering applications for resource consents.
New Zealand
2 May 2017
Changes to New Zealand freshwater management
These changes include a new target that 90 per cent of lakes and rivers meet swimmable water quality standards by 2040.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2017
Scope widened on National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities
The NESTF 2016 replaced NESTF 2008 and is another example of greater national direction on resource management matters.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Are more changes afoot for the management of freshwater quality?
A recent hikoi and petition to Parliament highlights the increasing focus on the management of the quality of freshwater.
New Zealand
8 Apr 2016
A new Marine Protected Areas Act: Does more flexibility result in better protection?
NZ plans a revised system of marine protected areas designed to improve and build upon existing management systems.
New Zealand
18 Feb 2016
Environmental reforms - a paradigm shift?
The main objectives of the reforms are to achieve better alignment and integration across the resource management system.
New Zealand
2 Dec 2015
To approve or not to approve (resource activity); that is the question
If you require resource consent, it is generally considered beneficial to try to obtain written approvals under the RMA.
New Zealand
9 Sep 2015
Extended Time To Implement Resource Consents
In this article, Amanda Douglas, a partner of the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, considers a recent High Court decision which clarifies how long you have to implement your resource consent.
New Zealand
8 May 2007
Court Case About Radiation From Power Lines
Are you worried about radiation from power lines? Margo Perpick discusses a recent case arising from the erection of new power lines after the 1998 power crisis in Auckland.
New Zealand
8 May 2007
Amending A Resource Consent Application Post-Notification – How Far Can You Go?
Situations often arise during the resource consent process where an applicant may wish to change its application after the application has been notified.
New Zealand
22 Apr 2007
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