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New government and a new round of RMA reforms to go with it
The new government’s coalition agreements gives a clear indication of its plans in relation to its resource management legislative reform for the next three years.
National Built and Environment Act 2023 and the Spatial Planning Act 2023 – What is in effect (at least for now?)
The National Built and Environment Act 2023 and the Spatial Planning Act 2023 were given Royal Assent on 24 August 2023 and will repeal and replace the Resource Management Act 1991.
Summertime Hours – the on-trend alternative to a pay rise
Given the current economic conditions facing employers in New Zealand, it is predicted that pay rises for employees will be at far lower levels. One possible solution could be the introduction of “Summertime Hours”.
Amendments to the National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL)
The NPS-HPL came into effect on 17 October 2022. Since then, two issues have been identified about its restrictions on non-land-based uses and development.
The Golden Rule and its application in Gorringe v Pointon  NZCA 42
The rule known as the “golden rule” is a measure of what might be considered best practice for lawyers in the preparation and execution of a Will.
Six ex-Gloriavale women declared employees by Employment Court
Chief Judge Inglis of the Employment Court has delivered her anticipated decision declaring six Gloriavale women as employees for their time at the remote Westland Christian community.
Don’t hit ‘Send’ on a lawsuit: Some hidden pitfalls of being online
“If you’ve got nothing nice to say, say nothing at all” may be an old adage, but it still has force in the social media age. In this article, we highlight some of the do’s and don’ts for interacting online.
Cancelling a lease for breach of covenant or condition – Notice requirements under the Property Law Act 2007
The Property Law Act 2007 provides a “code” governing the cancellation of a lease by the lessor for breach of covenant or condition by the lessee. The “code” is contained in sections 244 to 246 of the Act.