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This Is Not the Bias You are Looking For - Council Role in the Resource Consent Process

Created: Monday, 23 April 2018 16:02

Enterprise Miramar Peninsula Incorporated v Wellington City Council

In the recent High Court case Enterprise Miramar Peninsula Incorporated v Wellington City Council [2018] NZHC 614 the Court made a number of interesting findings on the role of councils in the resource consent application process. The Court: 

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Brookfields Congratulates New Award Recipient

Created: Sunday, 22 April 2018 19:42

MattKeil

Last week at the SOLGM Gala Dinner we had the pleasure of presenting the 2018 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award to Matt Keil, Senior Projects Engineer – Water and Waste Services, Southland District Council.

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Relying of Expert Certification

Created: Friday, 09 March 2018 15:15

Local authorities are heavily reliant on expert certification when determining consent applications and compliance with conditions of consent, but which experts should they trust?

This question has recently been explored by the Environment Court in David Mulholland Consulting Engineer Ltd v Whanganui District Council [2018] NZEnvC 10.

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Rates Rebates and Retirement Villages

Created: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 14:15

The Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 1) came into effect on 2 February 2017, addressing an anomaly under the Rates Rebate Act 1973. The Act ensures residents of retirement villages are recognised as paying rates and are therefore entitled to apply for a rates rebate, regardless of the billing practice of the local authority. 

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Government Plans Reversal of Recent Resource Consent Notification Changes to The Resource Management Act

Created: Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:01

Amendments to the consenting and notification provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) came into effect on 18 October 2017, altering how resource consent applications are processed, and how notification and affected persons are determined.

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The Retirement Village Option - Lifestyle Paradise or a Financial Cost?

Created: Monday, 13 November 2017 16:56

The growth of the retirement village industry is a defining feature of lifestyle for the senior group in the 21st century.  Many elderly people view moving into a retirement village unit as a safe, secure and convenient way of life.  However the financial and opportunity costs involved in entering into a retirement village need to be carefully considered. 

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