Updates : September 2012

New Legislation To Manage Ocean Activities

On 3 September 2012 the Exclusive Economic and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 came into force. Its purpose is to fill a gap in New Zealand legislation which currently exists in relation to the management of activities in New Zealand’s oceans beyond 12 nautical miles. The new...

Proposed Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan

September 2012 On 11 August 2012, Environment Canterbury notified the Proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (“the LWRP”) for public submission. This article provides a short summary of some of the key changes introduced by the LWRP and the likely implications. The key message is that...