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2010/001: Whether an existing shopping centre is insanitary under section 123 of the Building Act


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2009/070: Provision of accessible toilet facilities in an altered office building in an industrial complex

Note: The decisions in this Determination were confirmed on appeal to the District Court. See: Talley's Group Limited v Tasman District Council (District Court, Wellington, 19 August 2010, CIV-2009-085-1156).

Appeal judgment [PDF 413 KB]

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This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: