Resource Legislation Amendment Bill Update

Wide-sweeping reforms to the RMA are on the horizon, with the Local Government and Environment Select Committee having recently reported on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. Click through to read our summary of the Bill's key provisions. 

Posted on April 6, 2017 .

High Court Mussels out Part 2 of the RMA

The High Court’s recent decision in R J Davidson Family Trust v Marlborough District Council makes it clear that a key finding of the Supreme Court in King Salmon – that there is generally no ability to consider Part 2 of the RMA and undertake an “overall broad judgment” – also applies to decisions on resource consents. 

Posted on April 4, 2017 .

Alcohol in supermarkets

Where (and how prominently) can alcohol be displayed in a supermarket? The Court of Appeal has recently considered the provisions in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 which require the display of alcohol within a “single area” in supermarkets.

Posted on April 4, 2017 .