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Access Me Concept Assessment
pdf (2.1 MB) | Published June 2017
A digital platform where people can request access to a farm and landholders can respond, without having to share personal information, make or answer phone calls.
Summary of High Court Decision on Pastoral Leases
pdf (35 KB) | Published May 2009
This document summarises a High Court decision on access to Crown pastoral lease properties.
Roads, water margins and riverbeds: the law on public access
pdf (3.6 MB) | Published August 2008
This book examines the law on public access in New Zealand. It was written by former Registrar-General of Land Brian Hayes.
Roading law as it applies to unformed legal roads - the sequel
pdf (161 KB) | Published October 2007
The main purpose of this report is to provide an illustration of the method and the depth of research underpinning Roading Law as it Applies to Unformed Roads.
Roading law as it applies to unformed legal roads
pdf (314 KB) | Published March 2007
This commentary explains the nature of the "Queen's highway", what the free right of passage is, the special character of roads along rivers, lakes and the sea, as well as some historical perspective.
Elements of the law on movable water boundaries
pdf (452 KB) | Published March 2007
This commentary highlights unsatisfactory elements in our waterside law that detract from a stable legal environment.
The law on public access along water margins
pdf (987 KB) | Published August 2003
Public access to our coast, lakes, rivers and streams for all citizens has been a feature of New Zealand land law and practice from the earliest colonial times.
Explaining the Queen's Chain Myth: The Evolution of Laws for Marginal Strips
pdf (484 KB) | Published April 1999
A research paper examining the history of the "Queen's Chain" concept as it relates to the reservation of land alongside water margins.