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Emma Manohar

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Senior Associate, RMA


Emma Manohar has broad legal experience with a focus on resource management consenting and planning issues.

Emma has experience acting for councils and private developers on a range of development projects and planning matters from project inception, through to Environment Court and High Court appeals and proceedings.

She also has experience across a range of sectors, including retail, airports, railways, electricity and gas transmission, renewable energy, farming, activities in the exclusive economic zone and local government, under a range of legislation.


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2010


New Zealand Law Society, Resource Management Law Association


Victoria University of Wellington, LLB, 2009

New Zealand

Projects and resource management (including environment)

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Emma Manohar - DLA Piper New Zealand

Within: Projects and resource management (including environment)

DLA Piper New Zealand's resource management and environment practice acts primarily for government and local government clients, though it also handles significant work for private sector clients. The firm is a key adviser to Auckland Council on local and national planning documents and policy, development projects, consenting and enforcement matters, as well matters in the District Court, Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Stephen Quinn in Wellington leads the practice. He recently advised the Department of Corrections on the environmental approvals required for the expansion of Waikeria Prison in Waikato. Senior associate Emma Manohar also played a key role in that work. Kerry Anderson jointly leads the RMA practice in Wellington with Quinn and frequently advises Auckland Council. In a recent matter, she acted for Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council in a major roading project, handling the implementation of consents for the Transmission Gully. Diana Hartley in Auckland is highly recommended, particularly for urban growth and intensification matters, rural issues and infrastructure projects. Senior associate Anne Buchanan also has significant expertise in resource management and local government law.

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