Your trusted CPD partner

Subdivisions Intensive

Subdivisions Intensive
Add to CPD Planner
Register Now


From the Chair

Subdivisions sit at the interface of resource management and property law. This intensive aims to bring these strands together.

A developer has a concept. There are planning provisions and regulatory constraints. An RMA practitioner works in, around, and through these planning constraints to get a new subdivision approved.

Works are done. A property lawyer or legal executive steps in, drafting easements, covenants, and working with the surveyor to lodge the new plan with LINZ. Titles are then sold.

There can and should be a lot more overlap around these roles. RMA lawyers need to understand easements, covenants, and memorials. Property lawyers need to understand consenting processes, RMA requirements, and other planning tools. Each can learn from the other.

Whether a two-lot subdivision, a greenfields super-lot development, a tower of units, or something in between, there have been a number of developments in the law and practice of subdivisions which command attention.

Spanning RMA reform, Environment Court and appellate decisions, the new Land Transfer Act, pragmatic solutions to tricky problems, and best practice, this intensive will keep you at the forefront of a complex but rewarding area of law. See you there!

Chair: Thomas Gibbons 

Programme outline

Download the course brochure for a full outline of each session
  • Session 1: Subdivisions - the RMA & RLAA Framework
  • Session 2: RMA - recent case law & implications
  • Session 3: Other Frameworks
  • Session 4: Title Issues 
  • Session 5: Subdividing Māori Land 
  • Session 6: Subdivision Process
  • Session 7: Property Tools (& RMA Tools)

Learning objectives

In this intensive you will:

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge around subdivision issues and processes.
  • Have a better understanding of the frameworks for development and recent case law.
  • Be up-to-date with issues relating to titles, the subdivision of Māori land, the mechanics of subdivision, and property and RMA tools.

Who should attend

All property and resource management lawyers. Legal executives, surveyors, planners and other property professionals may also benefit.

Live Web Stream

This intensive is available via live web stream, direct to your computer. Click here to find out more about web streaming.
Please note: Live Web Stream registrations close 3pm 12 November


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day  - additional $30 charge


  • 8.30am - Registration
  • 9.00am - Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm - Sessions end 

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 16 October 2018
  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • ​$755 - Non-members

Registration after 16 October 2018

  • $745 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $805 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 16 October 2018
  • $675

Registration after 16 October 2018

  • $725

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
Download PDF brochure & registration form here.

Wellington 13 November
Auckland 14 November
Live Web Stream 13 November
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.
freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111


04 472 7837

04 463 2986
Law Society Building
26 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand