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What's the Treaty got to do with the Rena?!?

Spring 2014

Someone said a while ago that if an asteroid were on its way to Earth, the Daily Telegraph would write it up as another attack on the middle class.

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Easy Rider sentencing a strong message to owner operators

Spring 2014

The sentencing earlier this year of Gloria Davis-Karetai who owned and operated the Easy Rider fishing vessel with her husband has provided a warning to all husband and wife business owners that safety must be paramount when running a business.

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The Great Jump Jet Giveaway: Or, How to exaggerate in advertising and get away with it

Spring 2014

We all know that the Fair Trading Act bans traders from engaging in advertising that is misleading or deceptive. So how come so many advertisers seem to get away with it?

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One of the ways a Trustee's obligation to be 'diligent and prudent' may affect you

Spring 2014

If you have agreed to act as a trustee, there are some very strict obligations that you have to comply with.

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Environment Court enforcement against ineffective dairy effluent management - Awarua Farm case study

Spring 2014

A recent enforcement order by the Environment Court should be a timely warning for dairy farmers to ensure their effluent management systems meet required standards and are capable of coping with expansion on-farm.

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More challenges for regional water plans

Spring 2014

For those whose work is reliant on water, particularly those in the rural environment, the changes to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS) mean another round of significant changes to regional plans is on the horizon following the initial round to give effect to the 2011 version.

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Christchurch District Plan Review

Spring 2014

Review of the Christchurch District Plan is well underway. This will be a significant process for anyone wishing to undertake, or with an interest in, rebuilding and development in Christchurch.

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Criminal procedure changes - one year in

Spring 2014

The Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (CPA) unequivocally represents the most comprehensive change to criminal law processes in over 50 years.

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