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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


Legislation for New Zealand's last frontier
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • June 3 2011

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Nick Smith, announced yesterday that the Government is to introduce new legislation for the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS


Electricity Authority will succeed Electricity Commission from 1 November
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • October 29 2010

Under the Electricity Industry Act 2010, the Electricity Authority will oversee the electricity sector from 1 November


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


Media releases
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • November 12 2013

The NZCC has released a draft report on its statutory review of Fonterra's Milk Price Manual (Manual) for the 201314 dairy season. The Manual sets


Making electricity bills transparent
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • June 20 2014

This article first appeared in Law News Issue 19 (20 June 2014), published by Auckland District Law Society Inc. There has been some heated debate


Electricity Authority consults on its strategic directions for market development
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • March 27 2013

The Electricity Authority is seeking feedback on its proposed strategic directions for market development in a new consultation paper. The Authority


Review of undesirable trading situation provisions
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • March 27 2013

The Electricity Authority has reviewed the undesirable trading situation (UTS) provisions in the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010. This


Electricity Authority briefs new minister
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • March 27 2013

As a result of Simon Bridges promotion to Minister of Energy and Resources earlier in the year, the Electricity Authority has prepared a Briefing to