LAWS376-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Resource Management Law: Selected Issues

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


An introduction to the legal framework created for sustainable management of Aotearoa New Zealand's natural and physical resources, pollution control, town planning and Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles. Theis course focuses on the Law relating to resource management and environmental regulation, as they relate to contemporary issues. Current contentious issues include water rights, wind farms, emissions and iwi involvement.

This course is designed for students wishing to study selected issues in resource management law and sustainability. The course focuses on the Resource Management Act 1991 (which is currently under reform). It investigates various statutory provisions in the Act that we are certain will remain as fundamental parts of any reform, addresses contemporary case law and outlines the proposed reforms.

By the end of the course, it is hoped that students have gained an invaluable insight into the current Act's process and how that might or might not change under reform. This will be invaluable in any law firm.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Course Coordinator

For further information see Faculty of Law Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 25 Aug 2023 50%
Participation: Reflection 06 Oct 2023 10%
Essay 13 Oct 2023 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS376 Occurrences

  • LAWS376-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023