Public Sector

April 2014

FYI

FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – Coro Mainstreet Inc v Thames-Coromandel District Council

15 Apr 2014

The Court of Appeal has signalled that the 2009 RMA amendments may require a rethink of the Discount Brands approach to notification, including increased scope for non-notification and a reduction in the intensity of judicial review of non-notification decisions...

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FYI: Environment, Planning & Resource Management – The RMA potentially “has no place” in management of genetically modified organisms

20 Mar 2014

The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a controversial issue in recent times. Pressure is mounting on councils to have a role in their regulation...

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FYI: Local Government – Dangerous and Earthquake-Prone Buildings - Recent changes and possible changes ahead

06 Mar 2014

In November last year, the Building Act 2004 was amended to extend councils’ dangerous building powers to include "affected buildings".…

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FYI: Local Government

In November last year, the Building Act 2004 was amended to extend councils’ dangerous building powers to include "affected buildings". If you own or occupy a building you need to be aware of these new powers as they could impact on your ability to use the building for a period of up to 60 days...

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