Speeches & papers by members of the Environment Court

These speeches and articles of interest were authored by individual judges and commissioners.

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2018

Improving access to justice through alternative dispute resolution procedures [PDF, 156 KB]- Paper by Principal Judge Newhook to the Thomson Reuters: Environmental Law Conference on 20 March 2018

2017

 Environmental Justice - The New Zealand Model [PDF, 988 KB] - A PowerPoint Presentation by Principal Environment Judge Newhook to the NZPI Breakfast Club on 23 February 2017

Self-represented persons and community groups in the Environment Court [PDF, 261 KB]- A webinar by Principal Judge Newhook presented for ADSLI on Tuesday 7 March 2017

Issues with access to justice in the Environment Court of New Zealand [PDF, 477 KB]- Paper by Principal Judge Newhook, Judge Kirkpatrick and Judge Hassan to the International Symposium on Enviornmental Adjudication on 11 April 2017

How to run a Resource Management Case [PDF, 815 KB] - A PowerPoint presentation by Principal Environment Judge Newhook in conjunction with Senior Practitioners for an NZLS workshop in May 2017

 RLA17: a new planning paradigm? [PDF, 14 MB] - Paper by Judge Hassan to the NZPI Canterbury/Westland branch panel discussion in August 2017

Observations on quality plan-making – drawing from the AUP and CRDP inquires [PDF, 15 MB] - A PowerPoint presentation by Judge Hassan and Judge Kirkpatrick for the MfE/MBIE Symposium on the NPS-UDC 

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2016

Predictions in an uncertain world – assessing effects under the RMA [PDF, 957 KB] - Paper by Judge Jackson for the NZLS CLE Programme on 20 October 2016

Effective Lawyering in the new Plan-Making Paradigm [PDF, 588 KB] - Paper by Judge Hassan & Judge Kirkpatrick

Advances in ADR Techniques in the New Zealand Environment Court [PDF, 277 KB] - Paper by Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook to the Australasian Conference of Planning and Environmental Courts and Tribunals (ACPECT 2016)

Responsiveness to Resource Management Issues- a New Zealand perspective [PDF, 244 KB] -  Paper by Commissioner Kathryn Edmonds to the Australasian Conference of Planning and Environmental Courts and Tribunals (ACPECT 2016)

OUTstanding landscapes: Is the RMA protecting New Zealand’s heritage? [PDF, 329 KB] - Paper presented by Judge Borthwick to the RMLA conference by Judge Borthwick

 IUCNAEL Judges forum June 2016 [PDF, 344 KB] - Paper presented by Principal Environment Judge Newhook at the IUCNAEL Judges Forum

Oslo speech for IUCNAEL Colloquium June 2016 [PDF, 290 KB] - Speech presented by Principal Environment Judge Newhook at te IUCNAEL Judges Forum

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2015

Access advantages and risk factors for self-represented litigants [PDF, 456 KB] - Paper delivered by Principal Judge Newhook, at the AIJA Conference, Justice with out Barriers: Technology for a greater access to justice, 21-22 May 2015, Queensland, Australia.

Innovations in Dispute Resolution in Environmental Disputes [PDF, 157 KB] - Paper given by Principal Environment Judge Newhook on the Nature of Environmental disputes in NZ.

The place of the Environment Court in the New Zealand Court system [PDF, 587 KB] - Presentation given by Principal Judge Newhook, given to the Study tour Delegation from Wuhan University, China on the 19 August 2015.

Environmental Legal Assistance Fund Annual Workshop [PDF, 214 KB] - Paper given by Principal Judge Newhook on the 17th July 2015.

The Constitution, Work. Powers and Practices of the NZ Environment Court [PDF, 337 KB] - Presentation by Principal Judge Environment Judge Newhook to the Delegation of Guizhou Province Judges in August 2015.

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2014

Preparing for an Environment Court Hearing [PDF, 74 KB] - Paper delivered by Environment Judge Thompson (on behalf of Principal Environment Judge Newhook) to the 3rd annual Environmental Law and Regulation Conference, Wellington, 16 and 17 April 2014.

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 2013

Mobile Devices in Court: A Judicial Perspective [PDF, 40 KB]  - Paper delivered by Acting Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook at the 4th Justice Environments Conference, Brisbane, October 2013.

Update on Electronic Initiatives in the Environment Court [PDF, 215 KB] - Paper by Acting Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook, 23 September 2013.

Speech to Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of NZ [PDF, 189 KB] - Speech by Environment Commissioner Anne Leijnen, May 2013.

Challenges and Changes in the Environment Court [PDF, 103 KB] - Paper presented by Acting Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook to 3rd Annual Environmental Law and Regulation Conference Wellington, 16 and 17 April 2013.

Report of Steering Group from 2012 Workshops on Expert Conferencing in the Environment Court [PDF, 172 KB] - dated 18 February 2013.

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2012

Current and Recent Past Practice of the Environment Court Concerning Appeals on Proposed Plans and Policy Statements [PDF, 167 KB] - Paper by Acting Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook, 31 July 2012.

Keynote address [PDF, 130 KB] - Delivered by Environment Judge Melanie Harland at an Environmental Law and Regulations Conference, April 2012.

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2011

Alternate Dispute Resolution: Thinking outside the square [PDF, 188 KB] - Delivered by Acting Principal Environment Judge Laurie Newhook at the Resource Management Law Association Conference held in October 2011 in Hamilton.

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