Public Sector

It's not how much, but how would you like to pay?

Created: Friday, 03 May 2013 01:16

Funding Auckland Transport

How did you get to work this morning? Alone in your motor car, or perhaps car pooling? Did you catch the bus or take a train or ferry, or combine modes of transport? Maybe you played dodgems with the traffic and cycled to work, or braved the weather and walked? Perhaps you simply strolled from the breakfast table to a computer in your own home.

If you live in Auckland, it does not matter how you got to work, there are proposals in Auckland Council's Discussion Document Funding Auckland's Transport Future, that will see you paying for the transport programme laid out in the 30 year Auckland Plan.

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Leaky Home Liability: A Lesson for Leaky Home Purchasers, Owners and Litigants

Created: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:00

The recent High Court decision of Johnson & Ors v Auckland Council represents a new frontier in leaky home litigation. The Court had to consider the extent to which the purchasers of a 'leaky home' were liable for failing to complete proper due diligence. The case confirms that compensation will be reduced if a purchaser or owner of a property fails to take adequate care of his or her own interests, notwithstanding any negligence on the part of the Council.

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Future Development in Auckland: Unitary Plan Released

Created: Monday, 18 March 2013 13:00

The highly anticipated Unitary Plan for Auckland was released on Friday 15 March 2013.

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Development Contributions Review and Allocative Efficiency

Created: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:00

Government is reviewing the regime for development contributions and now is the time to have your say.

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Building Act Review Moves Forward

Created: Friday, 30 September 2011 15:28

Two new statutory provisions arising from the on-going review of the Building Act 2004 are noted.

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Legal Aftershocks from Christchurch Earthquake

Created: Friday, 01 April 2011 13:00

The Christchurch earthquake raises a myriad of legal issues, some of which will undoubtedly give rise in time, or more urgently, to new or altered law.

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