Resource Management and Environment

Proposed Otago RPS notified – submit by 3 September
Otago Regional Council (ORC) has notified its Proposed Otago Regional Policy Statement (RPS), which covers a wide range of resource management issues in the Otago Region. Key chapters are...
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Tighter rules proposed for freedom camping
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a discussion document outlining...
New approach to vacant sites in Christchurch’s CBD
Christchurch City Council has approved the implementation of a proposed new approach to the...
Single use plastic bags are gone – what’s next?
Following the ban of single use plastic shopping bags in 2019, the Government (through...
Resource Management and Commercial Property: Winter Newsletter
In this edition: Overseas investment changes Tiny home or large vehicle? Resource Management Act...
Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality
Since the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NESAQ) were introduced in 2004 there...
Resource management reform update
The Resource Management Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) received the Royal Assent on 30...
Tiny home or large vehicle? The latest from the District Court
There is currently no nation-wide regulation of the building and occupation of tiny homes. ...
Builders beware, changes won’t negate the need for all consents
The Government has reported that the requirement for building consents under the Building Act...
Resource Management Law Autumn Newsletter
We hope this Autumn 2020 edition of our Resource Management Law newsletter finds you...
Latest from the High Court on no individual loss bottom lines
The High Court in Oceana Gold (New Zealand) Ltd v Otago Regional Council ...
Climate change update
Parliament’s Environment Committee (Committee) recently reported back on the Resource Management Amendment Bill (Bill)....
Public submissions in on new Urban Development Bill
The period for submissions to the Select Committee has recently closed on the Urban...
Do you have an AirBnB in Christchurch? Change is on the horizon
The Christchurch City Council (Council) has released a discussion document regarding potential changes to...
Latest Government consultation – National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity
The Government has now released the proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity (Proposed...