Updates : March 2011

New Authority for earthquake recovery

The Government has today announced further details on the establishment of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).  The purpose of the new Authority is to deliver a coordinated rebuilding and recovery effort for Christchurch and the wider region. CERA will work in collaboration...

Business Relocation and City Plan Compliance after the Earthquake

When considering the suitability of new premises, business owners should consider whether their business operation is compliant with town planning requirements for that site under the City Plan.  New lease agreements should provide for lessee due diligence if there is any doubt about City Plan...

Forestry Bulletin

March 2011 This bulletin provides a short update on matters of interest to the plantation forestry sector. National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry The Proposed National Environmental Standard for Plantation Forestry was released for public consultation in September 2010. Public...

Cutting the Red Tape

The legislative response to the 22 February earthquake March 2011   Following on from the legislative changes in September 2010, the Government has moved quickly since the 22 February earthquake to make further changes to the statute books. The purpose of these changes is to streamline the...