Would you like to sponsor the Rethinking Resources Conference 2021?  If so, please contact Karol Helmink (karol.helmink@rmla.org.nz) for a copy of the prospectus, or you can download a copy here

RMLA thanks the following 2019 Visionary Environments Conference sponsors listed below.


Boffa Miskell

Boffa Miskell – Keynote Sponsor

Boffa Miskell is a leading New Zealand professional services consultancy with offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. They work with a wide range of local and international private and public sector clients in the areas of planning, urban design, landscape architecture, landscape planning, ecology, biosecurity, cultural advisory (Te Hihiri), graphics and mapping. Over the past four decades they have built a reputation for professionalism, innovation and excellence. During this time, they have been associated with a significant number of projects that have shaped New Zealand’s environment.


Bell Gully

Bell Gully – Plenary Session Sponsor

Bell Gully is a leading New Zealand law firm. As one of the oldest established firms, 175 years, our history is deeply embedded in New Zealand business.

Bell Gully is independently recognised as New Zealand’s leading commercial law firm. We help many of New Zealand’s leading companies and public sector agencies navigate their most complex and ambitious projects along with their day-to-day operational issues.

With a team of over 200 lawyers combining market-leading corporate, commercial, financial services, tax, property and dispute resolution capability with a wide array of specialist skills, we consistently deliver practical solutions to everyday and unique problems.

Internationally, we work with prestigious multinational clients and maintain strong links with leading law firms in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Our service is founded on being available, commercial and cost-effective – and on being enjoyable to work with. By dedicating ourselves to understanding our clients’​ business and goals, we translate the law into everyday commercial language, provide solutions and prepare our clients for challenges before they arise.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper – Branded Coffee Cup Sponsor

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

At DLA Piper, we believe great business can make a better world. That’s why, every day, we help our clients succeed. Bold thinking and trusting relationships are at the heart of our work, helping clients embrace change and seize opportunities. Together, with our clients, we can make business better.

Tonkin Taylor

Tonkin Taylor – Taste of Canterbury Sponsor

This year, T+T celebrates 60 years providing engineering and environmental services across Australasia.

We’re here to help you with practical, sustainable solutions for environmental issues. Our national and international award-winning engineers, scientists, planners and project managers stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the world.

When it comes to planning, you’ll work alongside a team with capabilities that anticipate and respond to our fast-changing world. With more than 30 specialists around the country, T+T offers you a comprehensive planning service, including master planning, policy and plan development, as well as designation and consent acquisition.

We can also help you with strategic planning, natural hazard and resilience planning and specialist mana whenua planning.

Talk to us at the 2019 RMLA Conference or for more details: www.tonkintaylor.co.nz


Anderson Lloyd

Anderson Lloyd – Master of Ceremonies Sponsor

Renowned for its expertise in environment, planning and natural resources law, Anderson Lloyd handles domestic and international projects, ranging from individual consenting issues through to proposals of national significance. Recent successes include a wide variety of projects in the energy, mining, property development, agribusiness, aquaculture, conservation and tourism sectors. Anderson Lloyd operates across a broad range of sectors, representing public sector agencies, mining, primary industry, energy, infrastructure and land developers, iwi, conservation, and recreation groups.

Barker & Associates

Barker & Associates –  Coffee Cart Sponsor

Barker & Associates, specialists in all aspects of urban and environmental planning.

Founded in 1997, B&A has over 30 planning and urban design staff operating out of Auckland, Whangarei, Warkworth, Napier and Christchurch.

B&A pride themselves in providing timely, accurate and cost-effective planning and urban design advice to a diverse range of public and private clients. B&A keep processes simple and work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders nationwide and undertaking projects from major infrastructure to Villa restorations.

Lane Neave

Lane Neave –  RMLA Awards Sponsor

Lane Neave is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading law firms. A full-service law firm located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, Lane Neave is led by 26 Partners and employs more than 160 staff nationwide.

Our specialist team of committed experts has an impressive depth of knowledge in all aspects of resource management law and complementary areas of local government law. Our expertise includes obtaining complex resource consents, environmental due diligence, legislative and policy advice, natural resources and primary industries including aquaculture and agriculture, coastal, conservation and tourism issues, large scale infrastructural projects with a particular focus on airport and port planning together with large scale commercial, industrial and residential property development and changes to regional and district planning documents and plan reviews.

Our clients value the way we are direct in our approach, highly competent and passionate, providing proactive advice and representation to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for them.

Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh –  Panel Session Sponsor

We are a network of specialists who are champions for our clients’ strategic goals. We employ approximately 350 staff and partners across our Auckland and Wellington offices.  Our lawyers are the best in their fields and recognised locally and internationally for their expertise.

Our Environment, Planning and Natural Resources team has experience in all aspects of planning and local government law and processes, and works closely with our clients to achieve great outcomes, in a collaborative, strategic and dynamic way.


Brookfields Laywers

Brookfields – Viti-ality Waipara Wine Country Field Shop Sponsor

When you need public sector expertise, Brookfields is the firm you want on your side.  With over 150 years of experience, we understand the legal needs of both public and private sectors.  Our Environment and Resources team provides focussed, authoritative and strategic advice to central and local government, statutory bodies and educational institutes.   We also advise private sector clients such as developers, investors, business and property owners in optimising their dealings with the public sector.  To promote the success of our clients, Brookfields has specialist skills in a wide range of other practice areas including the Business, Property and Finance sectors and Litigation, Disputes and Employment.  We therefore provide a seamless package of legal services and we offer effective legal solutions.

Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury – Refresh Field Shop Sponsor

Environment Canterbury is the regional council for this magnificent region. In Canterbury we have one of the most astonishing environments in New Zealand – from the turquoise Lake Tekapo, the stunning Southern Alps, the widespread agricultural plains, and beautiful coastline – not to mention our ‘capital’ city of Christchurch – and everything in between. The regional council is responsible for this environment, with the community’s support and in collaboration with many other organisations.

The work of Environment Canterbury takes place under six broad portfolios: freshwater management including the Canterbury Water Management Strategy; air quality; biodiversity and biosecurity; hazards, risk and resilience; transport and urban development; and regional leadership including planning, consents and compliance. Within these portfolios, the regional council covers such things as the Harbourmaster’s Office, regional parks, coastal erosion, buses, freshwater quality, pest management, flood protection, and air pollution. Industry, and the economic impact of activity within the environment, are key to the council’s decision making.

Wynn Williams

Wynn Williams – Energise Field Shop Sponsor

Wynn Williams is a leading national law firm with a team of 95+ lawyers and support staff across offices in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand.

Our Resource Management and Environmental Law team is one of the largest in the South Island. Experienced in all aspects of this field of law, the team is renowned for managing complex projects and processes, from inception through to appeals.  Our team has particular expertise in freshwater planning, earthquake recovery, coastal planning and strategic land use planning.

We are recommended and recognised as a leading firm for Projects and Resource Management (including Environmental Law) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 and also recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and Chambers Global 2019 legal guides.

We provide advice to local authorities, businesses and organisations of all sizes as well as private individuals and overseas investors. We take a “whole of client” approach to providing advice, with a particular emphasis on finding practical solutions to achieve identified outcomes.



GHDBespoke Sponsor of the Charging Station

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental, advisory, digital and construction services to private and public sector clients.

Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 10000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a culture of client service excellence, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.

With a workplace rich in diversity of thought, background and experience, we have what it takes to deliver amazing outcomes for our clients.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural, and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. We are guided by our workplace health, safety, quality, and environmental management systems, which are certified to the relevant international standards (ISO and OHSAS).

In alignment with the global demands of water, energy and urbanisation, our aim is to exceed the expectations of our clients and contribute to their success.

Live Stream Sponsor

Market Economics

Market EconomicsBespoke Sponsor of the Conference Lunch

Market Economics (M.E) is an economic consultancy that serves clients nationwide. We specialise in understanding the interactions between economies, economic activity, socio-demographic patterns and land use.

Our spatial and economic modelling capabilities provide independent evaluations and specific answers for our clients in relation to development, policy and planning issues, resource allocation and infrastructure funding and investment.

We offer complete consulting services from strategic advice to resource consent and plan change reporting and expert evidence.

Planz Consultants Ltd

Planz Consultants LtdBespoke Sponsor of the Conference Morning Tea

Planz Consultants are award winning planning and resource management specialists.  We bring an innovative approach to enable our clients to meet their goals.  Not all projects are the same and our staff have the necessary experience, integrity and skill to deliver tailor made solutions to any resource management issue.



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