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The Local Government Amendment Bill: better public services or amalgamation by stealth?
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 16 2016

In 2015, major amalgamations of local authorities in Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Northland failed for lack of public and council support. But central


Submissions open on Local Government Act Amendment Bill
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 17 2016

Submissions have opened on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2), and close on 28 July 2016. The Bill amends the Local Government Act


Development contributions: Beaumont Trading Company versus a council caught in time
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 15 2016

The recent Court of Appeal case Beaumont Trading Company Ltd v Auckland Council 2016 NZCA 223 (25 May 2016) set aside the decision of Auckland


Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act receives royal assent
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 19 2016

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 (the Act) received royal assent on 13 May 2016. After a lengthy Parliamentary process


Construction Contracts Act
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 16 2016

The Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 (the Act) came into force on 1 December 2015. A key aim of the Act is improving the payment and


First decision by Commissioners under new development contributions regime
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 9 2016

More than a year on from the amendments to the development contributions regime in the Local Government Act, (see our previous legal update for


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