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Green Growth Report advocates nationally consistent biodiversity offsetting regime and has renewed debate surrounding whether petroleum and mineral resources should be extracted
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • April 17 2012

Green growth means a shift to more sustainable, or greener, ways of operating and developing modern economies


Variation 6 water allocation
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • April 17 2012

Variation 6 to the Waikato Regional Plan, as decided by the Environment Court, became operative on 10 April 2012


Significant amendments to the Crown Minerals regime and an update on the EEZ Regulations
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • May 21 2013

Significant and extensive changes have been made to the Crown Minerals regime. Specifically, the Crown Minerals Act 1991 and the Crown Minerals


Draft regulations for exploratory oil and gas drilling under the EEZ Act
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • December 19 2013

The Government is seeking feedback on an exposure draft of the proposed exploratory drilling for oil and gas regulations (the Draft Exclusive


RMA amendments reform phase II update
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 1 2012

Following the release of the Technical Advisory Group report (TAG) recommending changes to Sections 6 and 7 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) there has been divergent views on the changes proposed


Climate change - Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated v Buller Coal Limited 2012 NZHC 2156
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 1 2012

The High Court has recently confirmed that the downstream effects of the combustion of the coal on climate change are legally irrelevant when assessing land use applications to mine coal under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA


Study commissioned on East Coast oil & gas potential
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 1 2012

A study has been commissioned to investigate the potential for developing an oil and gas industry on the East Coast of the North Island


Review of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 regime has started, but there is more to come
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 1 2012

This Bill had its first reading on 26 September 2012 and aims to promote prospecting, exploration, and mining of Crown owned minerals for the benefit of New Zealand


Resource Management (Restricted Duration of Certain Discharge and Coastal Permits) Amendment Bill
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 1 2012

The Resource Management (Restricted Duration of Certain Discharge and Coastal Permits) Amendment Bill ("Bill") aims to amend s 107 of the Resource Management Act 1991 ("RMA"), relating to the granting of discharge and coastal permits


Crown Minerals Minerals Programme Reform
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • October 10 2012

Following on from the recent introduction of the Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill 2012 (the Bill) into Parliament, the draft Minerals Programme for Petroleum and draft Minerals Programme for Minerals (Excluding Petroleum) were released by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZPM) late last week for consultation