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Would-be coking coal miner Bathurst Resources and its adversary the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society New Zealand are at odds over elements of the process for court-ordered negotiations on conditions that would let the project go ahead.
Research finds property owners failing to implement more than 35 per cent of environmental undertakings A "troubling" new study has suggested that a third of resource consent holders are breaking environmental promises, with agriculture operations
Shares of would-be coking coal miner Bathurst Resources plunged 18.75 percent to 26 cents after the first appeal from environmental groups opposing an Environment Court decision upholding its Escarpment open-cut mine resource consents. The
Dear Prime Minister I am writing to formally request that your government reconsider its decision not to facilitate the Auckland Unitary Plan (UP) taking effect, with greater weight, from notification. You will recall that in November 2011 Auckland
A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Zealand advanced Wednesday with overwhelming approval in Parliament. The measure passed its second reading 77-44 in a late-night vote, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Thursday Feb 28, 2013 Each district in New Zealand will have to come up with a single planning document for development with an agreed list of definitions under proposed resource management reforms to be released this morning. The National-led
Recent announcements about the ultimate fate of the remaining Rena structure have raised questions about the process that would be followed if the owners applied for a consent to leave the wreck and any debris on the reef. Regional Council Chief
A Domestic Purposes Benefit (DPB) fraudster commits an offence by signing a legal document affirming (s)he is not in a marriage-type relationship. The partner committed no offence but Chester Burrows wants to make the partner pay for the beneficiary'
NZ Law News & Law Firm Directory - The Crown Law Office enters the New Year with a major shakeup underway under new Solicitor General Michael Heron QC. An unspecified number of CLO staff, including lawyers, are being asked to reapply for jobs in a
Green light for 15-storey hotel-brothel NZ Newswire November 30, 2012, 2:12 pm The go-ahead has been given for the construction of a controversial 15-storey entertainment venue, which is set to include a brothel, opposite Auckland's Sky Tower.