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Council seismic strengthening policies shaken up
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • November 13 2013

The Court of Appeal has recently released its decision in University of Canterbury v Insurance Council of NZ Inc 2013 NZCA 471 (on appeal from the


Public Works Act - proposed amendments
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 13 2013

The Government has today announced plans to amend the Public Works Act 1981 targeted at making land acquisition and compensation fairer and more


Earthquake-prone buildings policy announced
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 8 2013

In our April 2013 legal update, we summarised the proposals set out by the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) on building seismic


Construction Contracts Act Amendment Bill
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 15 2013

In January of this year, Parliament introduced a Bill to update and amend the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the Act). Among the proposed changes


Proposals to improve the New Zealand earthquake-prone building system - a consultation document
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • April 2 2013

Consultation has recently closed on a document by Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) on building seismic performance in New


Advent of UFB brings changes to telecommunications regulation
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • November 22 2011

The development of ultra-fast broadband continues apace with Telecom about to separate into two listed companies - New Telecom and New Chorus (Chorus2


Hon Steven Joyce says he will drop regulatory forbearance
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 23 2011

The announcement on 18 May 2011, two days after the Bill's report back, to drop the regulatory forbearance provisions and replace them with contractual assurances to Local Fibre Company (LFC) co-investment partners is significant


Draft broadband legislation reported back to Parliament
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 23 2011

The reported-back version of the Bill incorporates the February 2011 SOP, with amendments both to the original Bill and that SOP (see report here


Decisions imminent on CFH's LFC partners for remaining candidate areas under UFB initiative
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 23 2011

As detailed in our February 2011 update, Telecom and other parties associated with the NZ Regional Fibre Group (Alpine Energy, Enable Networks, Flute Joint Venture and Vector) had been prioritised by CFH for negotiation as potential LFC partners


Telecom and Vodafone joint bid awarded rural broadband funding
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 23 2011

On 20 April 2011, Hon Steven Joyce announced that the government had accepted a final agreement with Telecom and Vodafone to deliver the RBI