RECENT cases

Re Hamilton City Council [2018] NZEnvC 66: Road stopping application under s342 and Schedule 10 to the Local Government Act 1974 to enable ongoing development of the Ruakura Inland Port/ rail crossing considerations/ stopping approved

Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board v Waikato Regional Council [2018] NZEnvC 93: RMA/geothermal resource consent appeal/ taonga/exercise of Kaitiakitanga and mana whenua/ iwi consultation/ s7(a) RMA and Part 2 considerations/Treaty of Waitangi principles/ cultural effects

Rotorua District Council v Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board [2018] NZCA 143: Rating Valuations Act 1988/ Local Government (Rating) Act 2002/ rating valuation appeal/ application of discount to valuation due to prohibition on sale of land

Auckland Council v Budden [2017] NZEnvC 209: RMA/ declaration proceedings/ Auckland Unitary Plan interpretation/ test case on how to apply overlay provisions

Findlay v Waipa District Council [2017] NZEnvC 96: RMA/ pilot judicial settlement conference procedures/ district plan appeal

Bluehaven Management Ltd v Western Bay of Plenty District Council [2016] NZEnvC 191:  RMA District Plan appeal/ business park development/ Appeal scope/jurisdiction

 

Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd v Hamilton City Council [2016] NZEnvC 181:  RMA District Plan appeal/ industrial land use/ comprehensive development plans determination

 

Hamilton JV Investments Ltd v Hamilton City Council [2016] NZEnvC 166:  RMA District Plan appeal/ urban development/ appeal scope/ jurisdiction/ comprehensive development plans determination

 

Porter Developments Ltd v Hamilton City Council [2016] NZEnvC 60:  RMA District Plan appeal/ urban development/ determination on plan amendments under s 293(1) RMA

 

Craddock Farms Ltd v Auckland Council [2016] NZEnvC 51:  RMA resource consent appeal/ chicken farm/ odour/ decision upholding Council decline of consent

 

Riverside Oak Estate Ltd v Hamilton City Council [2016] NZEnvC 49:  RMA District Plan appeal/ urban development/ decision upholding Council’s decision on submissions

 

Riverside Oak Estate Ltd v Hamilton City Council [2016] NZEnvC 187:  RMA District Plan appeal/ Environment Court costs decision

Waikato Community Trust Inc v Hamilton City Council [2015] NZEnvC 197:  RMA District Plan appeal/ urban development/ determination on plan amendments under s293(1) RMA

 

Nga Mana Toopu O Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust v Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga [2015] NZEnvC 194:  Heritage Act appeal/ archaeological values/ excavations/ decision on iwi consultation requirements

 

Rototuna Holdings Limited v Hamilton City Council [2014] NZEnvC 13:  RMA District Plan appeal/ urban development/ decision on variation

 

Tainui Group Holdings Ltd and Chedworth Properties Ltd v Hamilton City Council (2014) Board of Inquiry under s149 of the RMA into private plan change proposal for an inland port and logistics hub at Ruakura

 

Te Kauwhata Action Group Inc v Waikato District Council [2012] NZEnvC 83:  RMA District Plan appeal/ residential development/ decision on zoning/land use

 

James v Waikato Regional Council [2012] NZEnvC 57:  RMA appeal/ coastal marine farming permit/ decision on amendment to planning maps/rules

 

Waikato Environmental Protection Society Inc v Waikato Regional Council [2011] NZEnvC 1:  RMA resource consent appeal/ mushroom farm/odour/ decision against Council’s decision to grant consent

 

Waikato Regional Council v Marshall [2011] NZRMA 79:  Public law High Court/ specific performance/ drainage and river control

 

Contact Energy v Waikato District Council (2011) Board Of Inquiry under s149 of the RMA: applications for designations and resource consents to establish wind farm and transmission lines

Hayes v Waikato Regional Council  (2011) (unreported) Civil damages claim arising from alleged misfeasance in public office

 

Gray Cuisine Ltd v South Waikato District Council [2010] NZEnvC 230, [2012] NZRMA: Appeal against decline of consent for a greyhound training facility

 

Hemi v Waikato District Council [2010] NZEnvC 216:  RMA resource consent appeal/ residential/coastal zone/ decision granting consent

 

Bilimag Holdings Limited v Waipa District Council [2010] NZRMA 341:  RMA District Plan appeal/ commercial/retail centre private plan change/ decision upholding Council’s decision on plan change

 

Greig Holdings Ltd v Franklin District Council [2009]:  RMA resource consent appeal/ suburban cinema complex/ decision upholding Council’s grant of consent

 

Waikato Environmental Protection Society Inc v Waikato Regional Council 15 ELRNZ 229, [2009] NZRMA 373:  RMA appeal against Environment Court decision/ points of law:  proper application of s124 and s269 RMA

 

General Distributors Ltd v Waipa District Council [2009] NZCA 213, 2009) 15 ELRNZ 196, [2009] NZRMA 481:  RMA application for leave to appeal against High Court decision/ proper approach to s74(3) RMA

 

General Distributors Ltd v Waipa District Council (2008) 15 ELRNZ 59:  RMA appeal against Environment Court decision/ scope to amend plan/ trade competition under s74(3) RMA

 

Montessori Pre-School Charitable Trust v Waikato District Council [2007] NZRMA 55: Judicial review of notification decision on resource consent.

 

Environmental Defence Society Inc v Otorohanga District Council [2014] NZEnvC 70 District Plan appeal/ landscape policy areas/ decision on jurisdiction/scope