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Public Decision Making Newsletter - Spring 2019: Environmental Defence Society Incorporated v Otago Regional Council [2019] NZHC 2278

New Zealand - November 19 2019 The High Court in Environmental Defence Society (EDS) v Otago Regional Council has found that provisions of the Proposed Otago Regional Policy…

Claire Wills, Waldo Randal, Kerry Anderson, Anne Buchanan, Matthew Dicken, Lourenzo Fernandez, Diana Hartley, Emma Manohar, Stephen Quinn, Kate Rogers, Anna Sweeney, Emma Sweet

Public Decision Making Newsletter - Spring 2019: Out of zone development no longer a barrier

New Zealand - November 19 2019 Several Environment Court decisions from earlier this year have related to the development of a Bunnings store on the Frankton Flats in Queenstown…

Claire Wills, Waldo Randal, Kerry Anderson, Anne Buchanan, Matthew Dicken, Lourenzo Fernandez, Diana Hartley, Emma Manohar, Stephen Quinn, Kate Rogers, Anna Sweeney, Emma Sweet

Public Decision Making Newsletter - Spring 2019: The interface between the RMA and the Fisheries Act: Attorney-General v The Trustees of the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust & Ors [2019] NZCA 532

New Zealand - November 19 2019 The Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the jurisdiction of regional councils when undertaking functions in respect of the coastal marine area…

Claire Wills, Waldo Randal, Kerry Anderson, Anne Buchanan, Matthew Dicken, Lourenzo Fernandez, Diana Hartley, Emma Manohar, Stephen Quinn, Kate Rogers, Anna Sweeney, Emma Sweet

Public Decision Making Newsletter - Spring 2019: Resource management legislative reform

New Zealand - November 19 2019 In July 2019, the Government announced a comprehensive reform of the RMA. The reform is motivated by an aim to cut both complexity and costs and to…

Claire Wills, Waldo Randal, Kerry Anderson, Anne Buchanan, Matthew Dicken, Lourenzo Fernandez, Diana Hartley, Emma Manohar, Stephen Quinn, Kate Rogers, Anna Sweeney, Emma Sweet

Public Decision Making Newsletter - Spring 2019: Auckland Council v Cabra Rural Developments Ltd [2019] NZHC 1892

New Zealand - November 19 2019 This was an appeal by Auckland Council on questions of law against a decision of the Environment Court in relation to incentive rural subdivision…

Claire Wills, Waldo Randal, Kerry Anderson, Anne Buchanan, Matthew Dicken, Lourenzo Fernandez, Diana Hartley, Emma Manohar, Stephen Quinn, Kate Rogers, Anna Sweeney, Emma Sweet