Upcoming Changes to the RMA and Resource Consent Processes

The upcoming changes to the RMA affect the resource consent process and alter the timeframes in which resource consent decisions are processed.

Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

The new Financial Markets Conduct Act (“Act”) has changed the way in which disclosure in the financial markets sector is made.

Unit Titles Act 2010 Disclosure Regime

Despite the Unit Titles Act 2010 being in force for over four years, the disclosure regime is still misunderstood and misapplied.

Papakāinga development

The recently announced Māori Housing Strategy cites planning restrictions as a key aspect of why Māori are under represented in housing ownership.

New Drink Driving Limits

From 1 December 2014 the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over lowers from 400 mcg of alcohol per litre of breath to 250mcg.

Key Changes to Employment Relations Act 2000

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill was passed on 30 October 2014 amending various parts of the Employment Relations Act 2000 which come into effect on 6 March 2015.

TECT elects new Chair Bill Holland

Bill Holland has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust (TECT)

Potentially contaminated land in the Bay of Plenty

Potentially contaminated land in the Bay of Plenty - what it could mean for you.

Resource consent - property in all but name

The Resource Management Journal published this article written by Vanessa Hamm and Bridget Bailey in their April 2014 edition.

Meth Contaminated Properties

Central TV interview Holland Beckett lawyer Kate Grimmer and Graeme Blissett to learn more about contaminated properties. Watch the interview here.