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Issue 211 - December 2018


  • Guest Editorial a message from Felicity Durand
  • Chair’s Report from Karyn Sinclair
  • Regional Round Up & New Members
  • Obituary - James Ronald Dart
  • Cities: Open Space Planning for the Benefit of Both People and Native Species by Professor Claire Freeman, Associate Professor Yolanda van Heezik, Professor Katharine Dickinson, Yvette Buttery, Dr Barbara Barratt & Associate Professor Debra Waters
  • Legal Analysis: Implications for Resource Consent Applications by Daniel Shao
  • The Seduction of Fast Track Recovery Legislation - the Mangamaunu Surf Break Saga by Hamish G Rennie
  • From the Policy Desk: Planning and the Urban Growth Agenda by Dr Joel Cayford
  • Findings from the Courts: Environmental Indemnity Insurance by Rachel Devine,
    Stephanie de Groot, Senior Solicitor & Caroline Woodward

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Issue 210 - September 2018


  • Editorial a message by Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report by Karyn Sinclair
  • Regional Round Up
  • Obituary— Alan Bradbourne
  • Biodiversity offsetting: New Guidance under the Resource Management Act by Jenny Fuller and Jamie Steer
  • NPS-UDC: Planning for New Zealand’s Housing and Business Needs by Matthew Paetz
  • NPS-UDC: Current Feasibility Provision by Dr Douglas Fairgray
  • A Social-Market Economy: A Rising Tide? by Rodney Yeoman and Douglas Fairgray
  • Findings from the Courts: Davidson – Part 2 is Back by Anne Buchanan
  • Findings from the Courts: Applying King Salmon – Incomplete Applications by Anne Buchanan

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Issue 209 - June 2018


  • Editorial a message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Karyn Sinclair
  • Regional Round Up
  • Obituary— Alexander Parton
  • Coastal Management: Anticipating staged managed retreat by S. Owen S, J. Lawrence, J, E. Ryan, P. Kench, R. Bell, H. Rennie, P. Blackett, and P. Schneider
  • Housing affordability: The NPS-UDC by Emily McEwan
  • New urbanism and Hamilton: Increased medium density housing by Thomas Gibbons
  • Auckland Public Transport: Findings from a Marsden project by Muhammad Imran
  • Ninth World Urban Forum: Leading change by Dory Reeves
  • From the Policy Desk: Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA) Annual Conference by Dr Joel Cayford
  • Findings from the Courts: The High Court clarifies local government powers to build new infrastructure by Rachel Devine

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Issue 208 - March 2018


  • Editorial a message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • Obituary — Kenneth Nairn
  • Houses: Small scale vertical redevelopment on existing sites by Keith Clement
  • Water systems: New Zealand particularly vulnerable to climate change by Professor Iain White
  • Education: Exploring planning education and professional development by Joel Cayford
  • Drinking water: Freshwater management planning by Helen Atkins
  • From the courts: March update by Anne Buchanan

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Issue 207 - December 2017


  • Editorial: A message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity - a year in by Di Anorpong & Kate Sedgley
  • The Internet of Things: How will resource management be affected by Christine Coste
  • Heritage Experts: Balancing heritage values and development by David Batchelor
  • From the courts: Regional plans can control the effects of fishing by Rachel Devine & Alice Gilbert

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Issue 206 - September 2017


  • Editorial: A message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • Open Letter: Malcolm Douglass
  • Urbanisation disconnects: As cities have increased in size and extent priority has been placed on the urban form by Joanne Wilson
  • Liquefaction Prone Land Guidance: New guidance released by Marje Russ
  • Legal Architecture of urban design: An important field within the disciplines of planning, surveying, and architecture by Thomas Gibbons
  • MfE Report Back on National Planning Standards: A collective perspective from planning practitioners by Liz Moncrieff & Andrew Wharton
  • The history of planning in Wellington: New Zealand's first town plan by Brett McKay
  • NZ Green Building: Councils help their communities develop better buildings and homes by Andrew Eagles
  • From the courts: The approach to section 8 of the Resource Management Act 1991 by Anne Buchanan

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Issue 205 - June 2017

  • Editorial: A message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • Open Letter: Emergency Planning and Climate Change Resilience in Australia and New Zealand
  • Science to practice - Understanding how natural hazard and climate science can be incorporated into land use plans by Dr Margaret Kilvington & Dr Wendy Saunders
  • New Zealand in a changing climate by Professor Dave Frame
  • Evaluating coastal inundation hazard and response in subdivision consents by Nigel Mark-Brown
  • Call to Arms and the RMA by Associate Professor Caroline Miller
  • A risk-based approach to land use, planning for natural hazards by Dr Wendy Saunders
  • Case Law: Protection status applied to land under the Conservation Act by Rachel Devine & Caroline Woodward
  • From the policy Desk by Dr Joel Cayford

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Issue 204 - March 2017

  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Habitat III — NUA (National Urban Agenda) is a critical complement to 2015’s Sustainable Development Goals and Paris climate agreement by Dory Reeves and Stephen Knight-Lenihan.
  • RMA — Eroding or enhancing public participation in plan making? by Jordyn Landers & Ros Day-Cleavin.
  • From the Courts — High Court Mussels out Part 2 of the RMA by Steve Mutch.
  • From the policy Desk — Brief update into Central Government’s continuing programme of policy interventions by Dr Joel Cayford.
  • From the Archives — When does Urban Redevelopment become Urban Cleansing?

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Issue 203 - December 2016

  • Editorial a message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair’s Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Obituary Brian Berrett by Graham Bush
  • Regional Round Up
  • Reflections on Plan Making by David Mead
  • What have we learned from the Unitary Plan? An economist's view by Peter Nunns
  • To Amend or Review? — That is the question by Malcolm Douglass
  • Planning for Sustainable Development — Conference report by Bryce Julyan
  • An Island Communities Story — of relocation and climate change adaptation by Dr Philip Haines & Shannon McGuire
  • From the policy Desk — Update on Central Government policy initiatives by Dr Joel Cayford
  • From the Courts — Comprehensive Development Plans by Rachel Devine & Stephanie de Groot
  • From the Archives — NIMBYism prepared by Dr Joel Cayford
  • Book Review — Dangerous Ideas in Planning by Bob McClymont


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Issue 202 - September 2016

  • Editorial - a message from Amelia Linzey
  • Chair's Report from Bryce Julyan
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Design Led District Planning by Abu Hoque
  • Planners Criticising Planners by Patricia Harte
  • Strengthening the Evidence Base for Urban Planning by Peter Nunns & Mehrnaz Rohani
  • Policy Desk Analysis - Should Urban Outcomes exclude Social Outcomes? by Dr Joel Cayford
  • From the Archives - the Concrete Results of Planning Vision
  • Case Law Update by Anne Buchanan


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Issue 201- June 2016

  • The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, the Productivity Commission Report, Sir Geoffrey Palmer
  • The Long Wade Home, Freshwater Management Framework, by Helen Atkins, Vicki Morrison-Shaw and Phoebe Mason
  • Policy Desk Analysis, by Dr Joel Cayford
  • From the Archives - the Success of Planning Vision
  • Case Law Update


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Issue 200 - March 2016

  • Chair’s Report, Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • Towards a Wellbeing Index for the Waikato Region by Dr Beat Huser, Dr Murray Patterson & Paul Killerby
  • Getting Smarter with Density by Matthew Paetz
  • Resource Legislation Amendment Bill by Chris Simmons & Steve Mutch
  • From the Courts: March Case Updates by Anne Buchanan
  • Addressing sensitive cultural issues in a large infrastructure project by Chris Dawson & Raymond Kumar

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Issue 199 - December 2015

  • Chair’s report - An update from Bryce Julyan
  • Regional Round Up
  • NZPI Distinguished Service Awards
  • 'Overall' water quality: Has the unders and overs approach now sunk?, by Helen Atkins, Vicki Morrison-Shaw & Phoebe Mason
  • Where to next?: More national direction on the way:but which way?, by Daniel Clay
  • Save the trees: second generation plans, by Craig Barr
  • Place-making after a disaster: The role of planning and planners in disaster recovery, by Ljubica Mamula-Seadon, Ikuo Kobayashi & Norio Maki
  • Planning for outstanding natural features and landscapes, by Greg Vossler & Rhys Girvan
  • From the courts: Children’s play structure catches the media’s attention, by Kathy Wilson & Anneke Theelen


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Issue 198 - September 2015

  • Chair’s report - An update from Bryce Julyan
  • Disruptive Innovation: the end of planning as we know it, by Nick Williamsom
  • Technology: can it replace our need to plan for social interaction?, by Dr Lee Beattie
  • A stronger Voice for Māori in natural resource governance and management, by Paul Beverly
  • Rational Plan Making: Are we meeting its underlying assumptions?, by Dr Lee Beattie
  • Rulings from the courts, by Anne Buchanan
  • Delivering a Legendary Young Planners Congress, by Liam Winter
  • Young Planners Update, by Emma Howie
  • University and Regional Round Up


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Issue 197 - June 2015

  • Chair’s report - An update from Bryce Julyan
  • New NZPI Board
  • Regional roundup
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Opinion piece:RMA Reform: Will it sort the housing crisis?, by Leigh Auton
  • Lest We Forget – Town Planners and The First World War, by Dr Caroline Miller
  • Living on the edge – a socio-economic typology of coastal settlements, by Kelvin Norgrove & Aaron Norgrove
  • Earthquake strengthening can be a tool for regeneration, by Kobus Mentz & Susannah Goble
  • Rulings from the courts, by Daniel Clay & Kathy Wilson


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