Agreements for sale and purchase: Covering your bases when buying and selling

Buying and selling, in principle, is quite a straightforward matter. However, any transaction still requires individual careful thought.

Resource Management Act Reforms 2015

On 26 November 2015, the Minister for the Environment, Hon Nick Smith introduced to Parliament the second phase of the resource management reforms.

2015 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards

The 47th annual Bay of Plenty Sports Awards will be held on December 4th at the ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui. Holland Beckett Lawyers is delighted to support these awards as the sponsor of the “Sportswoman of the Year” category.

The Tram Lease cases – A salient reminder of an expert witness' obligations

The Environment Court has sent a sharp lesson to expert witnesses (and counsel) about the dangers of failing to comply with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct in two recent decisions.

A New Direction for Environmental Issues

The Minister for the Enviornment, Nick Smith announced last week a new direction for enviornmental issues...

Social Media and the Workplace

In this rapidly expanding digital age, employers should spare a thought for how communication by employees via social media can create implications within the workplace.

Te Ture Whenua Maori Reform - Submissions due by 7 August 2015

The proposed Bill, if passed, will become the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 2015.

The Kiwifruit Claim – Get on board by 9 October

The claim seeks to recover losses suffered by growers, attributable to the effects of Psa.

Casual Employment

What are the characteristics of casual employment?

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.