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Ground Cover - Issue 10, April 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • April 29 2016

Ground Cover tracks legislative and regulatory reform in resource management, local government, planning and construction law. Our national


Heavier regime for fracking?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 6 2014

No moratorium but greater strategic oversight of the regulatory regime is recommended by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in her


Applications for exploratory drilling in the EEZ to be non-notified
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2014

Following a round of public consultation, the Government has confirmed that regulations under the new Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf


Draft regulations for dumping harmful substances in NZ waters released for consultation
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2014

Draft regulations regarding discharge and dumping in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone ("EEZ") have been released, and the Ministry for the


Fresh water reform - the flow on effect
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • December 17 2013

In November 2013, the Minister for the Environment released a discussion document on the proposed amendments to the existing National Policy


New Bills - November 2013
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • November 7 2013

This Bill intends to implement the Government's decisions on addressing harmful digital communications, which are largely based on the Law


Dam process
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • November 6 2013

The battle lines have been drawn for the most recent Board of Inquiry process, with the Tukituki Catchment Proposal in the Hawkes Bay generating


Appeal goes up in smoke... again
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • November 6 2013

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by West Coast ENT against a declaration that the effects on climate change of the end use of coal are not a


MBIE report on building growth with natural resources
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • December 20 2012

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the next report in the Government's series of six "Business Growth Agenda" progress


2012: a year in review
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • December 7 2012

Looking back over 2012, and as seen in the Resource Management Reform Bill just announced, the focus this year has been on controlling local government spending and streamlining various consenting processes