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Breakout Session

 

Prosecuting breaches of the NES

 

Lessons learned while prosecuting under the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health.

 

Discussion will be around Gisborne District Councils prosecution in 2023 for breaches of the National Environmental Standards for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health. Despite it being a successful prosecution, there was lessons learned. The presentation will share what was good and bad.  From the initial complaint through to the judges sentencing.

Presenter

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Gary McKenzie
Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Manager, Gisborne District Council.

 

From the Southwest Coast of Scotland (via London) I moved to New Zealand in 2011. My first role in RMA compliance was at Gisborne District Council in 2011 when I was appointed Team Leader of the District Monitoring and Compliance Team. In 2018 I become Team Leader of Council's district and regional Monitoring and Compliance team and then appointed Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Manager in 2019.  


 

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