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Environmental Law Intensive 2019

Environmental Law Intensive 2019
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From the Chair

These two-yearly intensives are invaluable for busy practitioners to stay current on environmental law issues, to contribute their own knowledge and join the debate on the topics being covered. This year we’re starting with an overview and update on the reform of the resource management system. As with other years there is a comprehensive update on recent litigation, with this session highlighting recent cases that have focussed on the relationship of the RMA with other legislation. We will also be exploring the role of the Environment Court and constitutional issues arising from different consenting pathways, and the progress being made with the Marine and Coastal Areas Act claims and implications arising from the experience to date. The day will finish with two sessions focussed on evidence: one exploring how to brief useful scientific evidence, and the other considering the impacts and use of mātauranga Māori.

I encourage and invite you to join us.

Chair: Bronwyn Carruthers, Shortland Chambers, Auckland

Programme outline

Download the course brochure for a full outline of each session.
  • Resource Management System Overview and Update
  • The Resource Management Act 1991 - interface with other legislation
  • Environmental Law and Our Constitution
  • Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act Proceedings
  • Scientific Uncertainty and Environmental Decision Making
  • Moving Towards a Transformative Recognition of Tikanga Māori in Environmental Jurisprudence

Learning objectives

In this intensive you will be:

  • Updated on recent developments and best practice in environmental law.
  • Able to apply this knowledge in your practice.

Who should attend

All environmental and resource management lawyers. Property lawyers will also find this of interest.


  • 8.15am - 8.45am - Registration
  • 8.45am - Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm - Sessions end


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 17 October 2019
  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $755 - Non-members

Registration - after 17 October 2019

  • $745 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $805 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 17 October 2019
  • $675

Registration - after 17 October 2019
  • $725

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.

Christchurch  18 November
Auckland 19 November
Live Web Stream 19 November
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.

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18 November - Novotel Cathedral Square Christchurch

NZ $805.00
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Environmental Law Intensive - Auckland

19 November - Crowne Plaza Auckland

NZ $805.00
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