Simon Berry Partner, Berry Simons
Minister Parker will deliver a short Ministerial address followed by Q&A.
This session discusses why it’s important and how the courts are approaching consideration of Treaty of Waitangi clauses, tikanga, competing tangata whenua claims, rights and interests in water, and much more.
Vicki Morrison-Shaw, Barrister
This year will be a pivotal year for resource management and environmental law in New Zealand. This session will provide an overview of the proposed changes and what they may mean for practitioners.
Mike Doesburg, Partner, Wynn Williams
The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 received royal assent on 20 December 2021 and tier 1 councils must have notified an Intensification Planning Instrument (IPI) by 20 August 2022. This session will explore some of the practical implications of this legislation from both a legal and a planning perspective, and offer some observations about key decisions that councils and plan users will need to make in order to get the most out of the legislation and navigate its hurdles.
Matt Conway, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Stewart McKenzie, Manager Environment and City Planning, Porirua City Council
This session provides a case law roundup of recent leading environmental law decisions of the Environment Court, and the Senior Courts, with a summary of how the law was interpreted and the impact going forward.
Stuart Ryan, Barrister, Akarana Chambers
Climate change brings a range of risks (and opportunities) for organisations. Beyond the physical, these risks include transitional risks such as regulatory change and stakeholder pressure to reduce emissions, through to legal liability and litigation risks. In this session Stephanie will explore these risks, focussing on the latest regulatory changes and summarising the trends and developments in climate-related legal claims overseas and in New Zealand. Stephanie will also identify the key questions and matters that organisations should consider as part of their risk-management strategy, and introduce the Chancery Lane Project; a collaborative effort of lawyers from around the world offering contractual solutions for organisations to manage their impact on climate change.
Stephanie de Groot, Senior Associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Judge Laurie Newhook, Chief Freshwater Commissioner joins us to discuss the streamlined Freshwater Planning Process, its interaction with NPS-FM 2020 and to provide guidance on what practitioners can expect when appearing before a freshwater panel.
Judge Laurie Newhook, Chief Freshwater Commissioner
The approach to the provision and regulation of water-related services is undergoing significant change at present. This session will consider the potential implications of legislative reform for a range of key stakeholders and consumers.
Mike Wakefield, Partner, Simpson Grierson
Judge Laurie Newhook
Chief Freshwater Commissioner
Hon David Parker
Minister for the Environment
Partner, Berry Simons
Partner, Wynn Williams
Partner, Simpson Grierson
Manager Environment and City Planning, Porirua City Council
Stephanie de Groot
Senior Associate, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Partner, Simpson Grierson
Welcome to the Thomson Reuters 4th Environmental Law & Policy Conference.
2022 will be a pivotal year for resource management and environmental law in New Zealand with the expected release of the Natural and Built Environments Bill and Strategic Planning Bill along with the Emissions Reduction Plan.
The conference aims to provide a forum for meaningful discussion on these and other areas of reform.
Please use the Q&A function on the right to send through your questions to the MC.
You can download the presentations from the DOWNLOADS tab.
We hope you enjoy the conference.
The Thomson Reuters Events Team