Updates : 2011

Making Way for the Rugby World Cup

A Review of the Rugby World Cup 2011 (Empowering) Act 2010 January 2011 In less than eight months time, the Rugby World Cup 2011 will kick off and bring one of the world's largest sporting events to our shores. This high profile event presents a valuable opportunity for New Zealand to showcase...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

The Adderley Head team wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our office closes at 5.00pm on Thursday, 22 December 2011, and reopens at 8.30am on Monday, 9 January 2012. For urgent assistance during this period please contact: Paul Rogers 021 352 453 or Chris Fowler 021 311 784 

Central City Plan - Final Draft Adopted

On Thursday 15 December, the final draft of the Central City Plan was adopted by the Christchurch City Council. The Plan includes changes made as a result of the submission and hearing process, including a four year window to rebuild buildings to the same height as before the earthquake, and the...

The Greater Christchurch Urban Limits

November 2011 Please click here for a PDF of the full article, including map. As of 17 October 2011, Greater Christchurch now has fixed urban limits that restrict where new Greenfield development can occur over the next 30 years. This event has been somewhat overshadowed by the myriad of other...

Oceans legislation released - the EEZ Bill

The Government has introduced a Bill to manage the environmental effects of activities in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone, which is the area of sea, seabed and subsoil from 12 to 200 nautical miles offshore. The proposed law aims to fill the gaps in the environmental management regime in...

Review of Draft Recovery Strategy

Please download the pdf version of the article, including Appendix A. September 2011 Introduction On 10 September 2011, the draft Recovery Strategy was released by CERA for public consultation. The Recovery Strategy is an overarching long-term strategy for the reconstruction,...

Draft Recovery Strategy Released

The draft Recovery Strategy has now been released by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. The Recovery Strategy is a proposed road map for recovery from the earthquakes, including direction for major activities required to make the recovery effective, timely and well co-ordinated....

Adderley Head Presents Earthquake Recovery Seminar

On 30 August, the Adderley Head team (along with Bronwyn Arthur, Chief Legal Advisor from CERA) presented a seminar to members of the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. The subject of the seminar was the impact of the CERA legislation on urban...

The Future of the Central City

A Review of the Draft Central City Plan for Christchurch   August 2011 Introduction On 16 August 2011, the draft Central City Plan was released by the Christchurch City Council for public consultation. The Plan is a novel and ambitious document that provides a blueprint for the redevelopment of...

Central City Plan - Draft Adopted for Consultation

Earlier today, Christchurch City Councillors formally adopted the draft Central City Plan for consultation. Please click here to download a short fact sheet on the Plan. The Central City Plan is a significant document that will guide the redevelopment of the Central City. It  will be...