Updates : 2016

Adderley Head Bulletin - Spring 2016

Adderley Head has prepared a spring Bulletin for your information.  This Bulletin includes comment on Regenerate Christchurch, the Land & Water Regional Plan, and recent seminars presented by our team.  To view a copy of our Bulletin, please click here 

Is the RMA broken?

Minister Smith considers that the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) is not working and has some fundamental flaws that require substantial overhaul. He contends the RMA is outdated and ill matched with the reality of the issues that it manages. So he has presented the Resource Legislation...

Afforestation Grant Scheme

In late April the second round of the Afforestation Grant Scheme (“AGS”) opened for applications. The purpose of the AGS is to promote the planting of new forests. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) consider that afforestation will improve land-use productivity and deliver a...

Environmental Prosecutions and Restorative Justice

Most people will be familiar with restorative justice in the context of the criminal justice system, where it has been a feature for several years. Its application in environmental prosecutions under the Resource Management Act is less well known and understood, and we would argue that it is...