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NPS For Freshwater Management 2011

Created: Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:51

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 (NPS) was announced recently and will take effect from 1 July 2011. Primarily the NPS makes Regional Councils (RCs) responsible for setting enforceable quality and quantity limits for freshwater water bodies within their regions. The NPS also addresses the allocation, transfer of water take rights and the reduction of over allocation of water bodies.

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Environmental Protection Authority Established

Created: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:55

In November 2010 we reported on the establishment of an enlarged Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The EPA Bill has now become law and the Authority is intended to assume some of its environmental regulatory functions from 1 July 2011. This issue provides an update and summary of the EPA's functions.

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Cyberspace Piracy - A Compromise

Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:51

First published in Inside Tourism, Issue 831, 5 May 2011

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill was rushed through its final reading last month and is now law. Most of its provisions relating to internet copyright infringement come into force on 1 September. The Bill was introduced to replace a controversial scheme that could have resulted in many unwarranted disconnections from the internet. Now that it is law, it is timely to remind those of you who provide internet access to your customers and staff, of the possible consequences of doing so.

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Cyberspace Piracy - A Compromise

Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 02:59

First published in Inside Tourism, Issue 831, 5 May 2011

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill was rushed through its final reading last month and is now law. Most of its provisions relating to internet copyright infringement come into force on 1 September. The Bill was introduced to replace a controversial scheme that could have resulted in many unwarranted disconnections from the internet. Now that it is law, it is timely to remind those of you who provide internet access to your customers and staff, of the possible consequences of doing so.

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Leaky Commercial Building Means Residential Apartment Owners Take A Bath

Created: Monday, 09 May 2011 12:00

When is a residential apartment not a residential apartment?

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Not all Smoke and Mirrors – Amendments to the NES for Air Quality

Created: Wednesday, 04 May 2011 01:57

Changes to Air Quality Standard Address Industry Concerns

The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality was introduced on 8 October 2004 becoming the first set of National Environmental Standards to take effect. However following concerns expressed at the 2009 Jobs Summit that the Standards could impact on New Zealand's industry and employment, the government sought a review.

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