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Congratulations to Holland Beckett Law’s newest partner, James McDougall, who leads the Rotorua office.

What is cartel behaviour and what does it mean to my business?

On 10 February 2021, the Minister for the Environment announced that the Resource Management Act 1991 will be repealed.

When a person makes a decision in relation to their personal or property rights, they are presumed to have capacity.

An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”) is a legal document which sets out who can take care of your personal or property matters if you are unable to. The person named in the EPOA is called your attorney.

The key issue - whether an Employer was obligated to pay employees the minimum wage.

Property Law

The Healthy Home Standards and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 are now law.

2020 certainly isn’t the year we thought it would be and the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) definitely wasn’t on the Government’s legislative agenda back in January. The Act was passed under urgency and is part of the government’s economic response to Covid-19, promoting development as a way to stimulate the economy. 

September is Wills month – designed to draw Kiwis’ attention to making sure their legacy is in order.

The brand new National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM20) came into force on 3 September 2020, replacing the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM14). The new statement forms part of the Government’s overhaul of the freshwater planning framework and introduces a slew of changes to the way regional councils are required to manage freshwater resources in the future.

The Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 (“the NES:F”) came into effect on 3 September 2020 as part of the Government’s wider “Action for Healthy Waterways” package (which also includes the new Freshwater Planning Process contained in the Resource Management Amendment Act 2020, the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management and Stock Exclusion Regulations).  This article provides a short summary of the provisions in the NES:F.

The RMAA came into force on 1 July 2020 and introduces some significant changes, particularly for the freshwater planning process.