Business + Environment


We act on behalf of some of New Zealand’s largest commercial and social entities regarding water and irrigation matters, including local authorities, iwi, major corporates and irrigation schemes, along with private individuals.

The diversity of our clients reflects the far-reaching relevance of resource management law in this country.  We are widely recognised not only for our technical competency around working within the Resource Management Act, but for the strategic thinking that we bring to the table at the conceptual stage of our clients’ projects. Our advice is solution-oriented and focused on reconciling the management of our natural resources with both community and commercial interests, and the law.

We also work closely with a wide range of industry professionals and experts, including planners, ecologists, engineers and architects, to assist our clients in navigating their way to the very best outcome.



Our core legal services are:  

  • Resource Consents,

  • Water permits,

  • Discharge permits,

  • Coastal permits,

  • Subdivision consents,

  • Land use consents,

  • District & Regional plans,

  • Submissions on proposed plans & policy statements,

  • Appeals,

  • Representation,

  • Plan change requests,

  • Enforcement,

  • Declarations,

  • Abatement notices,

  • Enforcement orders,

  • Prosecutions.


Your ability to reconcile your objectives with the RMA is crucial to your license to operate in New Zealand.