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Next tranche of RMA amendments in force

New Zealand - October 18 2017 ​The Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 contained three tranches of amendments to the Resource Management Act. The second tranche comes into…

Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost, Ben Williams

What's at stake on 23 September for climate change/environment policy?

New Zealand - September 13 2017 Under any and all scenarios, there will be more traction under climate change policy in the next term and a further rewriting of environment and…

Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Frank McLaughlin, Andy Nicholls, Catherine Somerville-Frost, Ben Williams

Productivity Commission charts path to low carbon economy

New Zealand - August 23 2017 ​The Productivity Commission has taken the gloves off in its issues paper on making the shift to a low emissions economy, saying that the journey will…

Joanna Bain, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost

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…

Paula Brosnahan, Brian Clayton, Catherine Somerville-Frost, Andrew Woods, Matthew Yarnell

Ground Cover - Issue 11, July 2016

New Zealand - July 12 2016 The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill will now be reported back on 6 September 2016. The initial report back date was 3 June. Submissions to the…

Paula Brosnahan, Brian Clayton, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost, Ben Williams