Local Authorities Law in New Zealand

Local Authorities Law in New Zealand

Kenneth Palmer


$286.65 RRP + GST

Date: 22/09/2012

Code: 9780864727336

Thomson Reuters, NEW ZEALAND

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Local Authorities Law in New Zealand is Kenneth Palmer’s third treatise on the law relating to local government and local authorities. The previous treatises, published in 1978 and 1993 respectively, were highly both regarded works in their field.

The new book deals with all aspects of the law affecting local authorities, it discusses and analyses the changes that have occurred in this area of the law. The commentary also encompasses significant recent events that have impacted on local authorities including the unification of the Auckland Council, and the earthquakes in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011 which gave rise to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.

Local Authorities Law in New Zealand is an invaluable resource for lawyers, local authorities, policy advisors, students and anyone who is interested in an authoritative commentary on Local Authorities Law.

Extracts from a Law Society review by Sharon Wooler, Associate, Cooney Lees Morgan, Tauranga

"It is readable, remarkable in its breadth, and well-referenced... Few, if any, aspects of laws applying to local government are untouched."

Click the following link to read the review:
Local Authorities Law in New Zealand, Law Society Review

Table of Contents

  • Local Authorities Structure and Purpose
  • Powers and Administrative Principles
  • Civil Liability of Local Authorities
  • Local Elections and Polls
  • Governance and Decision-making
  • Planning and Financial Management
  • Member responsibility and Audit
  • Public Meetings and Official Information
  • Officers and employment
  • Local Authority Contracts
  • Land Valuation Procedures
  • Local Authority Rating
  • Bylaws and Licensing
  • Works, Safety and Environmental Health
  • Property Development and Administration
  • Community Services and Public Reserves
  • Resource Management - Purpose and Plans
  • Resource Management - Resource Consents and Enforcement
  • Auckland Council
  • Council-Controlled Organisations
  • Maori and Local Government
  • Fire Services and Civil Defence
  • History and Theory of Local Authorities