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Airport baggage handlers arrested for drugs smuggling
21 Nov 2022   /

Airport baggage handlers arrested for drugs smuggling

The men attempted to smuggle 4.6 kilograms of methamphetamine through New Zealand’s border.


ComCom hits luggage retailer Strandbags with $780k fine
14 Nov 2022  

ComCom hits luggage retailer Strandbags with $780k fine

Strandbags has been ordered to pay a $780,000 fine after it was found to be misleading consumers with discounting and sales practices.


“Win” for events as court confirms Showgrounds’ lease unlawful, awards XPO’s Spillane costs
19 Oct 2022   /

“Win” for events as court confirms Showgrounds’ lease unlawful, awards XPO’s Spillane costs

Cornwall Park Trust Board acted unlawfully by leasing part of Auckland Showgrounds to a film studio for three months this year, causing some of the country’s largest events to cancel or suffer postponements, according to a ruling from the High Court in Auckland.


KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury
19 Oct 2022   /

KiwiRail to pay $275k over Kaitaki ferry injury

KiwiRail and Higgins Towing Services have been sentenced and fined in the Wellington District Court for failing to provide a safe working environment.


WorkSafe urges operators to take safety seriously after repeat offences
30 Aug 2022  

WorkSafe urges operators to take safety seriously after repeat offences

Worksafe has issued a warning to suppliers and operators of amusement devices, such as inflatable slides, to ensure they are eliminating or minimising risks to health and safety.


Fair Pay Agreements will hurt tourism – TIA
8 Jun 2022   /

Fair Pay Agreements will hurt tourism – TIA

TIA raises concerns with the proposals, including using associations as one of the negotiating parties.


Forest & Bird takes legal action over DOC decision
27 Apr 2022   /

Forest & Bird takes legal action over DOC decision

Forest & Bird is taking legal action against the Department of Conservation’s decision to allow a marina developer to displace a little penguin colony at Waiheke Island.


RealNZ sends “deepest apologies,” bolsters safety following jet boat crash
18 Mar 2022   /

RealNZ sends “deepest apologies,” bolsters safety following jet boat crash

The operator has made a raft of changes to help prevent a similar incident from happening again.


Renewed calls for enquiry into freedom camping
3 Feb 2022  

Renewed calls for enquiry into freedom camping

Responsible Campers Association is renewing calls for an enquiry into freedom camping in New Zealand.


Discrimination against unvaccinated poses “potential risk”…
2 Dec 2021   /

Discrimination against unvaccinated poses “potential risk”…

Whether or not attractions or hotels can exclude unvaccinated visitors is still unclear, says an employment law expert.


DOC ranger ordered to pay kayaker $10k reparation
26 Nov 2021  

DOC ranger ordered to pay kayaker $10k reparation

A Department of Conservation ranger has been ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 by the Whanganui District Court for a jet boat collision with a kayaker on the Whanganui River in November 2020.


Police bag airport baggage handlers
19 Nov 2021   /

Police bag airport baggage handlers

Six baggage handlers at Auckland Airport have been arrested for importing methamphetamine and conspiring to import methamphetamine.


APTR overturned – hoteliers win legal battle, steel for appeal
10 Nov 2021   /

APTR overturned – hoteliers win legal battle, steel for appeal

Auckland’s controversial Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate is ruled invalid by the Court of Appeal.


Southern Discoveries regrets hatch accident, takes steps to address
10 Nov 2021  

Southern Discoveries regrets hatch accident, takes steps to address

Southern Discoveries says it has taken measures to improve safety after a worker was seriously injured on one of its scenic passenger vessels.


Hospo, retail support Greens call to backdate rent relief
27 Oct 2021  

Hospo, retail support Greens call to backdate rent relief

The Green Party hopes to enable tenants and landlords to backdate any adjustments in rent due during Covid-19 alert levels 3 and 4 under commercial leases to cover the full lockdown period.


WorkSafe slammed for slack Whakaari/White Island work
22 Oct 2021   /

WorkSafe slammed for slack Whakaari/White Island work

A review finds some of the agency’s actions “unacceptable and not able to be justified”.


Former pilot convicted for flying tourists in damaged aircraft
22 Jun 2021   /

Former pilot convicted for flying tourists in damaged aircraft

The charge relates to a January 2010 flight involving passengers from Milford Sound.


Overseas investor ordered to pay $1.2m fine
21 Jun 2021   /

Overseas investor ordered to pay $1.2m fine

Overseas investor Seung Heun Lee bought Northland properties worth $10.4m without consent.


SkyCity Adelaide under investigation by Aus watchdog
8 Jun 2021   /

SkyCity Adelaide under investigation by Aus watchdog

SkyCity’s Adelaide business is under investigation by Australia’s financial watchdog.


Court hearing for parties charged over Whakaari begins
3 Jun 2021  

Court hearing for parties charged over Whakaari begins

A two-day administrative hearing begins today in Whakatāne District Court to hear charges laid by Worksafe against 13 parties in the Whakaari/White Island eruption over alleged health and safety breaches.


Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored
10 May 2021  

Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored

Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.


Millennium & Copthorne dispute turns to arbitration
27 Apr 2021  

Millennium & Copthorne dispute turns to arbitration

Hotel has been attempting to renew lease for Waitangi National Trust Reserve land since May 2020.


100-year Wanaka Airport lease to QAC unlawful – High Court
22 Apr 2021   /

100-year Wanaka Airport lease to QAC unlawful – High Court

QLDC’s lease to Queenstown Airport Corporation has been cast aside.


Millennium & Copthorne launches legal action over hotel lease
19 Apr 2021   /

Millennium & Copthorne launches legal action over hotel lease

The hotel group has launched legal action over the lease renewal of the land on which its Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is situated.


Christchurch Adventure Park seeks legal advice on High Court ruling
1 Apr 2021   /

Christchurch Adventure Park seeks legal advice on High Court ruling

CAP says it is taking legal advice after the High Court found the operator’s chairlift spread the 2017 Port Hills fires.


QLDC seeks legal advice on NZMCA challenge
26 Mar 2021   /

QLDC seeks legal advice on NZMCA challenge

Queenstown Lakes District Council is taking legal advice after the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) challenged the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019.


Whakaari eruption court hearing moved to March
15 Dec 2020  

Whakaari eruption court hearing moved to March

The first court appearance for the 13 parties charged by WorkSafe in relation to the 2019 Whakaari/White Island eruption has been moved to next year. 


Legal action over STAPP likely this week – lawyer
15 Sep 2020   /

Legal action over STAPP likely this week – lawyer

A lawyer acting for tourism firms unhappy with the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme may launch a High Court judicial this week.


High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF
13 Jul 2020   /

High Court stops tahr “decimation” and saves jobs – NZTF

Hunting operators have welcomed a High Court ruling instructing the Department of Conservation to undertake further consultation on its 2020-2021 tahr culling plans.


Operator fined for illegal guiding
11 Mar 2020   /

Operator fined for illegal guiding

An operator specialising in tours for international students has been fined a total of $12,000 for illegally guiding on public conservation land, including two national parks.


Perspectives: What are operators’ rights on coronavirus?
7 Feb 2020  

Perspectives: What are operators’ rights on coronavirus?

Law firm Anderson Lloyd on force majeure, insurance and employment obligations.