Webinar Series:The value of fresh water rights in New Zealand Part 2 of 5

$57.50 Members
$115.00 Non Members

About the Event

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The application of water rights in New Zealand is complex since the ownership of water has come under considerable scrutiny as there are many stakeholders; with different groups having different perspectives. Despite the issuance of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 and the 2017 amendment, and its associations with the Resource Management Act 1991 there are different localised regulations which have significantly impacted agricultural land use options and/or farming intensity, therefore productivity. Tradability of water rights introduces further complexity. The valuation of rural land is in turn affected or potentially affected.
The Foundation has commissioned Dr Gary Garner to prepare and facilitate five industry seminar/workshops over the next few months, to identify those issues most pressing to the rural valuation profession that relate to water rights and report to the Foundation. This process will start to untangle the myriad of issues of concern to rural valuers and confirm water rights matters requiring further examination and/or dissemination to the profession in later communications.



Webinar 2 – Legal considerations
30 April 2020 - 1:00pm

This session will explore the nexus and dichotomies that exist between the “legal” position of water rights, the apparent position at common law, and how that ultimately plays out in practice having particular regard to the Resource Management Act.

Guest speaker(s):

Donn ArmstrongSenior Christchurch based valuer - Life member PINZ & NZIV. Expert in forestry and other specialised valuation activities. Author: Armstrong report: High Country Review 2006, and many others. Involvement in a number of significant litigation cases involving valuation


Webinar 1Introduction & Overview: Water rights in NZ23 April 2020 1.00pm
Webinar 2Legal Considerations30 April 2020 1.00pm
Webinar 3Matters relating to Māori7 May 2020 1.00pm
Webinar 4Government Policy & Regulations14 May 2020 1.00pm
Webinar 5Summary & Conclusions: Valuation principles & procedures21 May 2020 1.00pm

This is a VEIF event run in conjunction with PINZ and will be run over five webinar sessions.