Vicki Morrison-Shaw
About me | Ko wai au

Vicki Morrison-Shaw

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pākehā | BCom LLB​

About me | Ko wai au

Vicki Morrison-Shaw

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pākehā | BCom LLB​

I obtain consents for people and organisations to establish new businesses, carryout new activities, and to have their say on developments or activities that may affect them. I assist people to understand the implications that resource management plans and policies may have on their interests and I advocate for them and represent their interests throughout any hearing processes. My focus is on delivering sustainable outcomes in a cost effective timely manner.

I have a broad range of experience in a variety of different roles including as a director of a boutique law firm, in-house counsel for a land development company, a development manager for an iwi consultancy firm, and a research and policy officer for a local government organisation. This diversified experience has enabled me to provide practical, bespoke, timely and cost effective advice and legal services to clients.

My areas of practice span environmental, local government, resource management, public and Māori law issues. I have appeared as counsel in mediations and hearings before Councils, the Environmental Protection Authority, Māori Land Court, Environment Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. 

I am an accredited RMA (Making Good Decisions) Chair and Commissioner and regularly sit on hearing panels for plan changes and resource consents.

I am continuing to deepen my understanding of Te Reo Māori through Te Aupikitanga at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and through karakia wānanga at Manavation.

Recent notable cases | Ngā Kēhi hira hou

Supreme Court | Te Kōti Mana Nui
  • Trans-Tasman Resources Limited v Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board [2021] NZSC 127 – Taranaki offshore iron sand mining
  • SKP Incorporated v Auckland Council (2021) 22 ELRNZ 637 – Kennedy Point marina rehearing
  • Poutama Kaitiaki Charitable Trust v Taranaki Regional Council [2021] NZSC 87 – Mt Messenger Bypass
Court of Appeal | Te Kōti Pīra
  • Trans-Tasman Resources Limited v Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board [2020] NZRMA 248 – Taranaki offshore iron sand mining
  • SKP Incorporated v Auckland Council [2020] NZCA 610 – Kennedy Point marina rehearing
High Court | Te Kōti Matua
  • Pascoes v Ngāti Tama Custodian Trustee Ltd [2023] NZHC 805 – Interim injunction application
  • Poutama Kaitiaki Charitable Trust v Heritage NZ [2022] NZHC 3713 – Poutama heritage authority appeal
  • Ngāti Pāoa Trust Board v Auckland Council [2022] NZHC 893 – Kennedy Point marina judicial review
  • Ngāi Tamahaua Hapū Committee v Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga [2021] NZHC 2033 – Heritage authority appeal
  • SKP Incorporated v Auckland Council [2020] NZHC 1390 – Kennedy Point marina rehearing
  • Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation Board [2019] NZRMA 64 – Taranaki offshore iron sand mining.
Environment Court | Te Kōti Taiao
  • McCallum Bros Ltd v Auckland Council [2024] NZEnvC 075 – Pākiri sand mining consent hearing
  • McCallum Bros Ltd v Auckland Council [2024] NZEnvC 072 – Pākiri sand mining strike out hearing
  • Poutama Kaitiaki Charitable Trust v Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga [2023] NZEnvC 038 – Heritage Authority strike out decision
  • Poutama Kaitiaki Charitable Trust v Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga [2021] NZEnvC 165 – First Gas Heritage Authority appeal
  • Ngāti Pāoa Trust Board v Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited  [2021] NZEnvC 146 – Enforcement Order application
  • Director-General of Conservation v Taranaki Regional Council  [2019] NZEnvC 203 – Mt Messenger Bypass
  • SKP Incorporated v Auckland Council  [2019] NZEnvC 199 – Kennedy Point Marina rehearing
  • SKP Incorporated v Auckland Council  [2018] NZEnvC 081 – Kennedy Point Marina original hearing
Māori Land Court | Te Kōti Whenua Māori
  • Te Korowai Tiaki o te Hauāuru Incorporated Society v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama [2019] 407 Aotea MB 47 – Interim injunction
  • Te Korowai Tiaki o te Hauāuru Incorporated Society & Allen White v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama [2020] 415 Aotea MB 164 – Interim injunction and major transaction authorisation
  • Te Korowai Tiaki o te Hauāuru Incorporated Society & Allen White v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama [2020] 425 Aotea MB 203 – Compliance with Trust Deed and registration processes
Environmental Protection Authority | Te Mana Rauhī Taiao
  • Trans-Tasman Resources Limited, Application for Marine Consents, 2017 – Taranaki offshore iron sand mining

Affiliations | Whakapapa Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pākehā

Qualifications | Ngā Tohu Mātauranga

BCom (Commercial Law & Economics) | Auckland University 1998

LLB (Commercial & Māori Law) | Waikato University 2003

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor | High Court 2005

Certificate of Proficiency (MAOR500 & MAOR501) Te Reo Māori | AUT 2009

Certificate Te Waka Tīwai I and II, Te Waka Tētē 2020 | Te Awa Māori | 2020

Certificate of Proficiency (MAOR600 & MAOR601) Te Reo Māori | AUT 2021

Accredited RMA Hearings Commissioner | 2021

Certificate of Proficiency (MAOR701 & MAOR702) Te Reo Māori | AUT 2022

Certificate of Proficiency (Te Kaupae 5 and Te Kaupae 6) | Awanuiārangi 2023

Accredited RMA Hearings Chair | 2024

Appointments | Ngā Tūranga

2024 | Chair Fast Track Expert Panel for Kings Quarry

2023 | Convenor NZ Law Society Environmental Law Committee

2023 | Chair, Waipā District Council Plan Change 23 – Papakāinga

2023 | Hearing Panel Member, Hamilton City Council Plan Changes 9 – Historic Heritage and Natural Environment and 12 – Intensification Plan Instrument 

2023 | Hearing Panel Member, Tauranga City Council Plan Change 33 – Intensification Planning Instrument 

2023 | Hearing Panel Member, Waikato District Council Plan Change – Intensification Planning Instrument 

2023 | Hearing Panel Member, Waipā District Council Plan Change 26 – Intensification Planning Instrument

2022 | Hearing Panel Member, Hamilton City Council Plan Change 5 – Peacocke 

2022 | Hearing Panel Member, Horizons Regional Council – Aquifer 182 Resource Consent Application 

2022 | Chair Fast Track Expert Panel for Otawere Water Storage Reservoir 

2021 | Hearing Panel Member, Tauranga City Council Plan Changes 27 Flooding and 30 Earthworks

2021 | Fast Track Expert Panel Member, Nola Estate Development

Practice Areas | Āpure Mātanga

Resource Management | Whakahaere rauemi

Local Government | Kāwanatanga ā-kāinga

Environmental | Taiao

Marine and Coastal | Takutai Moana

Māori Land | Whenua Māori

Professional History | Hītori Ringa Ngaio

2021 – Present | Barrister Sole | Rōia Tūtahi | Commissioner | Kaikōmihana

2018 – 2021 | Director, Atkins Holm Majurey

2009 – 2018 | Senior Associate, Atkins Holm Majurey

2008 – 2009 | Solicitor, Phillips Fox

2005 – 2008 | In-house counsel, Landco Limited / Landco Land Development Limited

2004 – 2004 | Law clerk, Landco Limited

2003 – 2004 | Development Manager, Indigenous Corporate Solutions

2001 – 2003 | Research and Policy Officer Legal, Franklin District Council

1999 – 2001 | Researcher, Franklin District Council

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