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27 February 2020

Fast-track bill to boost infrastructure (17 June 2020)

17 June 2020 The Government has introduced the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill to parliament.The bill is intended to urgently promote employment growth to support New Zealand's recovery from COVID-19 by establishing fast-track consenting and designation processes for infrastructure and development projects and enabling specific work on existing infrastructure... More about Fast-track bill to boost infrastructure.

Emissions Trading Reform bill passes (17 June 2020)

17 June 2020 Parliament has passed the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading Reform) Amendment Bill.The bill amends the Climate Change Response Act 2002 to improve certainty for businesses, make the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) more accessible, and improve its administration.Climate Change Minister James Shaw says New Zealand... More about Emissions Trading Reform bill passes.

The Mother of all trade mark battles (16 June 2020)

16 June 2020 - By Kate Duckworth Under threat of trade mark infringement proceedings, Energy Beverages LLC has unsuccessfully challenged Frucor Suntory’s trade mark registration for the colour green: Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v Energy Beverages LLC [2020] NZIPOTM 5 and 6.Energy Beverages interest in the colour green... More about The Mother of all trade mark battles .

Judicial review correction (11 June 2020)

11 June 2020 The Law Society has been contacted after reports in the media this week about our joining or supporting a party to the judicial review to consider the legality of the Level 3 and 4 COVID-19 lockdowns.Unfortunately, this coverage was incorrect in terms of the Law Society’s... More about Judicial review correction.

DIA extends interim solution to corporate trustee annual report obligations for 2020 (10 June 2020)

10 June 2020 The Department of Internal Affairs is aiming to provide reporting entities with the same certainty as 2019 around their annual reporting obligations under the AML/CFT Act by extending last year's interim solution to this year.This exemption is provided while the Ministry of Justice is preparing a... More about DIA extends interim solution to corporate trustee annual report obligations for 2020.

Last updated on the 27th February 2020