RM Journal – November 2017


Author: RMLA. Date: 1 December 2017

The RMJ November 2017  is now available to read, download and/or print.

RMJ November 2017



Author: RMLA. Date:1 December 2017

The RMLA’s RMJ November 2017 is now available to read, download and/or print.

Table of Contents:

Page 3: Time for a Charge? – Hannah Marks, Senior Associate and Georgina Thomas, Solicitor, Greenwood Roche

Page 6: Editorial – Prof Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago; Co-Director Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence; RMLA General Editor

Page 9: Will the new government address the concerns raised at the 2017 RMLA conference Founder’s Debate? – Clare Sinnott, Special Counsel and Bianca Tree, Partner, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Page 13: Affordable housing – Tough problems, tougher solutions – Shamubeel Eaquab, Economist, Sense.Partners

Page 15: Marine biodiversity and taonga species: slipping through the cracks – Sally Gepp, Environmental Lawyer, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc and Madeleine Wright, Environmental Lawyer, Environmental Defence Society Inc.

Page 22: Public participation and genetically modified organisms – Heidi Baillie, Senior Solicitor, Simpson Grierson, Christchurch and Nicola Wheen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago

Page 27: Consideration of Māori Interests in the TransTasman Resources Limited Decision – Sarah Down, ANU PhD student and Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago

Page 31: Recent Cases –  Blueskin Energy Ltd v Dunedin City Council [2017] NZEnvC 150, Matakana Coast Trail Trust v Auckland Council [2017] NZEnvC 149, Gabler v Queenstown Lakes District Council [2017] NZHC 2086  – Bronwyn Carruthers, Partner, and Aidan Cameron, Solicitor, Russell McVeagh

Page 35: Scholarship Winners 2017 – Sanna O’Connor-Morberg and Callum Riddle (page 36)