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Trusts Bill - long gestation, for good reason

New Zealand - August 16 2017 ​The Trusts Bill began with a Law Commission report in November 2010 and finally made it into the House this month - a long gestation but with good…

Frank McLaughlin, Phillippa Wilkie, Arthur Young

Health and safety liability risks in earthquake-prone building regime

New Zealand - August 15 2017 ​The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and…

Heath Brunton, Garth Gallaway, Kirsty-Anne SIngleton, Greg Wise, Marie Wisker

Submissions sought on new earthquake-prone building legislation

New Zealand - December 1 2016 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on the regulations and a methodology that set the new approach for…

Heath Brunton, Matthew Carroll, Paul Holth, Greg Wise, Matthew Yarnell

Ground Cover - Issue 12, July 2016

New Zealand - September 20 2016 Ground Cover tracks legislative and regulatory reform in construction law, local government, planning and resource management. Our national…

Jo Appleyard, Paula Brosnahan, Brian Clayton, Catherine Somerville-Frost, Matthew Yarnell

Draft NPS on Urban Development Capacity

New Zealand - June 2 2016 The proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) on Urban Development Capacity will require councils in high population growth areas to provide a 15% to…

Jo Appleyard, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost