Before you start on your tiny house project it is important to understand what a tiny house is and whether your tiny house will pass muster. This article discusses the two recent decisions about tiny houses in New Zealand and explains what factors you need to consider before you start your tiny house project.
Further to our first article in this series which provided an overview of the Waikato Regional Plan Change 1, this second article expands on the PC1 rules and explains how they are likely to impact on farming activities around the region.
As you may know that on 22 April, Waikato Regional Council has notified its decision on the Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 for the Waikato and Waipa River Catchments. The article below provides an overview about the Plan Change 1, new rules and its effect on farming activities.
This is not the first time in our history that the government has looked to kick-start the economy with large infrastructure, job-creation projects. There are some lessons to be learned from the past: perhaps we need to take just a little time and accept some community input in order to get it right!
Cabinet has now approved an initiative to fast-track approval of resource consents for large-scale infrastructure and development projects. The change is designed as a short-term intervention to help with the economic recovery from Covid-19. In this article we discuss the key features of the streamlined process.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in world history. Never before have we encountered a worldwide shut down of economies. The impact of this pandemic is going to be equally unprecedented and the road forward will be paved with uncertainty.
The Business Debt Hibernation Scheme is one of the measures being implemented by the Government amidst the chaos caused by COVID-19. It was announced on 3 April 2020 and changes to legislation are being made to bring it into force.
Part of the Government’s Business Relief package announced on 3 April 2020 was temporary changes to the duties that directors owe under the Companies Act 1993. These changes provide a ‘safe habour’ to directors for companies facing significant liquidity problems due to COVID-19.
Do you need help in recovering a debt? Clients often ask what options they have to recovery money owed by an individual or a business. This article outlines what options are available to you if you need to recover a debt.
When interpreting “Avoidance Policies” in the National Coastal Policy Statement (the NZCPS), the courts are adopting a strict approach that requires absolute avoidance of adverse effects on the values protected. That approach could significantly limit the ability to obtain a resource consent for any activities on and around New Zealand’s coastal area where “Avoidance Policies” are triggered. It could also apply to other resource management areas.