Case Law

Bunnings Limited v Hastings District Council

This case demonstrates that direct challenges to very clear objectives and policies of district and regional plans will not only be denounced by the Court, but can also justify a higher than usual costs award

Author: Brigid Kelly (Senior Solicitor) and Rachel Boyte (Solicitor), Russell McVeagh
Number: [2012] NZEnvC 4
Court: Environment Court
This costs decision followed an unsuccessful appeal by Bunnings Ltd (“Bunnings“) against the refusal by the Hastings District Council (“Council“)...

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