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Case Brief: Smith v Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd
May 6, 2024
An iwi leader successfully appealed a decision striking out his climate-change based tort claims against several major greenhouse gas emitters.
Explainer: Employment Law Changes
April 29, 2024
The change of government means new priorities and standards for New Zealand’s employment law. This Explainer outlines some of the changes that have been implemented already, and the changes that employers can expect.
Submission: Fast Track Approvals Bill
April 22, 2024
The Government has introduced the Fast Track Approvals Bill. Franks Ogilvie made a select committee submission particularly focusing on the privative clauses (or limits thereof).
Explainer: Charities Amendment Act 2023
April 16, 2024
In 2023, the Charities Act 2005 was amended. Some changes are already in place but others come into force in early July 2024.
Explainer: Broadcasting Standards
March 18, 2024
The Broadcasting Authority is responsible for determining complaints, oversight and development of broadcasting standards, and education and engagement.
Case Brief: Trans-Tasman Resources Limited v The Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board [2021] NZSC 127
March 7, 2024
The Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the High Court’s decision to quash resource consents granted to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (“TTR”) to mine iron sands in the South Taranaki Bight.
Case Brief: New Health New Zealand Incorporated v Director-General of Health [2023] NZHC 3183
February 27, 2024
A consumer advocacy group successfully challenged directions by the Director-General of Health ordering 14 local councils to fluoridate their water supply.
Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Australasia) Ltd v Royal Commission [2023] NZHC 3031
February 14, 2024
A religious organisation was unsuccessful in excluding itself from the scope of the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state and faith-based care.
Renee Jones v Nga Rangitahi Toa Creative Arts Imitative Trust
January 23, 2024
Renee Jones v Nga Rangitahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative Trust is a September 2022 decision and the latest word from the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), about when employers can rely on fixed-term employment agreements.

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