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Employment Law Changes - What this means for 2019
On 5 December 2018 the Employment Relations Act Amendment Bill was passed, bringing changes to employment law in New Zealand. While the majority of these changes will come into effect on 6 May 2019, some of the changes are already in force following the Bill being given Royal assent on 12 December 2018. The Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Act 2018 also comes into effect on 1 April 2019.
What is the "bed" of a braided river?
The High Court decision Dewhirst Land Company Ltd v Canterbury Regional Council  NZHC 3338 concerned the correct interpretation of the term “bed” in relation to a river under s2 of the Resource Management Act (RMA). Determining the river bed was “more contentious” in this case because it concerned the Selwyn River, which was a braided river, therefore identifying its banks was more difficult.