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High Court upholds decision to defer subdivision consent application

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

Late last year the High Court dismissed an appeal by an applicant for subdivision consent, upholding the former Waitakere City Council's decision to

CERA declines demolition notice for Christchurch public trust building

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority ("CERA") has declined an application made by a property investment company for a 'section 38 notice' to

Government follows through with tighter controls for earthquake-prone buildings

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

In early August 2013 the Building and Construction Minister announced the Government's policy to deal with earthquake-prone buildings in response to

Council inundated with requests for Special Housing Areas

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

The Auckland Council is continuing to push for more fast-tracked residential development in Auckland to address demand with some 80 new Special

Seismic scrap heads to Supreme Court

  • Russell McVeagh
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 11 2014

The Supreme Court has granted leave to the University of Canterbury to argue in the Supreme Court that the Christchurch City Council has authority to

Dangerous and earthquake-prone buildings recent changes and possible changes ahead

  • Simpson Grierson
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  • New Zealand
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  • March 6 2014

In November last year, the Building Act 2004 (Act) was amended to extend councils' dangerous building powers to include "affected buildings". If you

Water allocations add value landowners compensated

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • March 4 2014

A recent case in the New South Wales Supreme Court has highlighted the potential value of water allocations, particularly when those water rights are

Government takes steps regarding earthquake-prone buildings

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 18 2014

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill which was introduced on 9 December 2013 had part of its first reading on 13 February 2014

Proposals to tax payments for lease transfers abandoned more targeted measures proposed

  • Bell Gully
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 14 2014

In May last year we described changes to the taxation of certain land-related lease payments proposed by Inland Revenue in its April 2013 Issues

Diminution of value or the cost of cure: assessing the “normal” measure of damages in leaky building claims

  • Hesketh Henry
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  • New Zealand
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  • February 3 2014

Mr and Mrs Johnson purchased a leaky home in a mortgagee sale. They were aware at the time of purchase that the house might leak. The house had a