News & Updates

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Largest yet solar farm approved by expert panel

Sue Simons chaired an Expert Panel which granted consents for the project in the North Waikato region.


Fri Feb. 9th 2024

Berry Simons celebrates another digital billboard victory

Berry Simons' Digital Billboard Team has another victory over Waka Kotahi - this time in Rotorua.


Fri Oct. 20th 2023

Sue Simons co-presents "Public Works Intensive" webinar

Sue Simons and Matthew Casey KC presented a webinar, hosted by the Auckland District Law Society, in August 2023.


Fri Aug. 11th 2023

Consents approved for managed fill in Huntly

An application for resource consent by Gleeson to establish and operate a managed fill and overburden disposal activity was granted in March 2023.


Fri April 28th 2023

Berry Simons continues sponsorship of EDS Conference dinner


Tue March 28th 2023

Berry Simons represents EDS in Rakaia River WCO proceedings

The declaration proceedings will determine ECan's role in monitoring and requiring compliance with the RWCO.


Tue March 21st 2023

Simon Berry joins discussion on the Natural and Built Environment Bill

Simon Berry joined two other panellists at the Legalwise Environmental Law and Climate Change Summit.


Fri March 17th 2023

Consent granted for new digital billboards despite Waka Kotahi opposition

Both applicants' traffic safety evidence was preferred over Waka Kotahi's opposition which was based on intuition and misapplication of data.


Thu March 2nd 2023

Consent granted for demolition and replacement of dilapidated dairy in special character area

Council officers opposed the application, citing concerns about potential adverse effect on the special character values of the area.


Tue Jan. 31st 2023

Fast-track consent granted for Queenstown central development

Consent for the first stage of the billion-dollar Lakeview Te Taumata development has been granted by expert consenting panel.


Thu Dec. 22nd 2022

Berry Simons closes the book on eight years of litigation with Cable Bay

It has been a long journey however our clients can finally enjoy the amenity they were always entitled to, says Sue Simons.


Fri Dec. 9th 2022

Settlement negotiated for Plan Change 49 appeals

Sue Simons and Kate Storer have successfully negotiated a settlement for the three appeals lodged against Plan Change 49 to the AUP.


Wed Nov. 9th 2022

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