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A Warning Shot to Territorial Authorities for Future Unlawful Discharges

Created: Tuesday, 02 June 2020 09:37

In Waikato Regional Council v Matamata-Piako District Council [2020] NZDC 7135 Judge Harland has issued a warning to territorial authorities about the likelihood increased fines for future unlawful discharges. She also sets out several proactive management measures that territorial authorities should be undertaking in respect of their infrastructure.

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YES WE ARE OPEN - Welcome to COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Created: Friday, 15 May 2020 11:07

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Relief for Directors and Companies affected by Covid-19 Crisis

Created: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 11:46

As a result of liquidity and cash-flow problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, directors of companies may be facing difficult decisions of whether to continue to trade their companies or place them into voluntary administration or liquidation. Central to these decisions are the obligations imposed by the Companies Act 1993, which confers certain obligations upon directors of companies in New Zealand.

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Has COVID-19 Turned Annual Plan Process on its Head?

Created: Thursday, 16 April 2020 16:30

When times are filled with uncertainty, planning becomes both more critical and more difficult.  We should spare a thought for those who are charged with guiding local authorities through the current planning round from their home offices.

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Brookfields is Fully Operational During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Created: Wednesday, 08 April 2020 12:33

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Find the Silver Lining - Opportunities for Capital Projects

Created: Wednesday, 08 April 2020 10:45

While it is tempting to dial down the energy a little in this time of enforced lock-down, it may be that exactly the opposite is needed.

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