Public Sector

September 2014


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FYI: Resource management – Paki (No 2) – The Supreme Court rules on riverbed ownership

04 Sep 2014

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Paki v Attorney-General (No 2) leaves the law on riverbed ownership uncertain, and is likely to lead to further litigation and political lobbying...

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FYI: Local Government – Our scorecard on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No.3)

29 Jul 2014

The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act (No 3) passed its third reading today...

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FYI: Environment, Energy & Natural Resources – "Getting ahead of the game" - comments on the final fracking report

10 Jun 2014

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) released her final report on hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") and regulation of the onshore oil and gas industry on 4 June 2014...

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FYI: Local Government – Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014: What it means for Councils

21 May 2014

The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill has been in the Parliamentary system for two years, but finally came into force this week. It was significantly amended during its passage in a process that saw it passed with substantial political support...

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FYI: Public Sector – Māori reservations cannot be acquired for public works

19 May 2014

Public works projects often necessitate consideration of whether land of significance to Māori needs to be acquired under the Public Works Act 1981...

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