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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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The Government has released a National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land ( NPS-HPL ), which will come into force on 17 October 2022. The NPS-HPL’s objective is to enhance protections for New Zealand’s most productive land, providing security for both domestic food supply and More »
Farms are significant assets, so when it comes to buying or selling a farm extra care should be taken to ensure that you get the best value for money. This article sets out some of the key considerations for buyers and sellers of farming operations. Whether you are looking at a small or large-scale More »
The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target. The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill 2021 is one More »
The Government has confirmed its intention to repeal the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and replace it with three new pieces of legislation. The Minister for the Environment, David Parker explains that the changes are set to “improve the natural environment, enable more development within More »
The Government has released a report, New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand , which recommends the repeal of the Resource Management Act 1991 ( RMA ) and its replacement with two new pieces of legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Strategic Planning Act. The More »
Farming is considered an essential service and is permitted to continue to operate over the lockdown period. Maintaining the supply chain is important for both New Zealand and the export market. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) requires all businesses of more than five or more people ( More »
How does lockdown impact your responsibilities as a resource consent holder? Relevant industries: Construction, Quarrying, Industrial, and Farming With Alert Level 4 restrictions now in place – and only 48 hours to prepare for lockdown – questions arise for those operations that are not More »
The Government has released today a wide-ranging plan, which aims to “stop the degradation of our rivers and lakes, achieve a noticeable improvement in five years and restore our waterways within a generation.” The proposal document, Action for healthy waterways – A discussion More »
The submission period was short and public information sessions around the country were well attended by landowners seeking to understand the implications of policy options presented by Government to drive a reduction in agricultural emissions. The Government option, which builds on recommendations More »
Proposed Plan Change 7 to the Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) was publicly notified on 20 July 2019 and is open for submission until 13 September 2019. The LWRP sets out the planning framework for the management of land and water resources in Canterbury. PC7 is split into three parts, each with More »
The Ministry for the Environment released a discussion document on 16 July 2019, with policies building on the Interim Climate Change Committee’s ( ICCC ) recommendations for agricultural emissions (see here ). The Government’s preferred approach is that emissions are priced through the More »
Recap: Forestry planted after 1 January 1990 on land that was previously not in forest is eligible to be registered as post-1989 forest and to receive carbon credits (New Zealand Units or NZUs) for each year of growth and the carbon stored. It potentially offers a financial incentive to More »

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