2019

The Ministry for the Environment has released the Resource Management Review Panel’s issues and options paper.

The Panel seeks comments on the paper and proposes 44 specific questions to answer. It welcomes submissions until Monday 3 February 2020.
https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/RMA/comprehensive-review-of-the-resource-management-system-opportunities-for-change-issues-and-options-paper.pdf

In the Community
The Rotorua office won the inaugural Paint the Town Pink Challenge supporting the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust.
On 4 November 2019 the Court of Appeal concluded in a controversial decision that regional councils can use the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) to control fishing in the coastal marine area.
In the Community
Ally McEldowney becomes President of the local branch of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives
In the Community
John Mackay’s Property/Commercial team took their community day out of the office weeding the dunes!
Keen Hobecians volunteered to do a clean-up of Fergusson Park with ASB Bank
In the Community
Holland Beckett Law are once again sponsoring the BOP Sportswoman of the Year award for 2019

The long-awaited Trusts Act 2019 (Act) has arrived! The Act aims to update trust law and make the law accessible to all (not just lawyers). 

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Canterbury Regional Council’s appeal of the High Court’s decision on how to find the “bed” of a river under the Resource Management Act 1991.