Chen Palmer is at the cutting edge of public law – so there’s always lots going on. Here you can find media releases, articles and presentations by us, and examples of our work in the news.

Superdiversity: Briefing for the Public Service

07 Dec 2015 / News articles

On 25 November 2015, the Superdiversity Centre held a Briefing for the Public Service on the Superdiversity Stocktake. You can watch videos of the speakers here.


Adaptability key to success

30 Nov 2015 / News articles

By 2038 over half of New Zealand's population will be either Maori, Asian or Pacific Island. In fact that is close to the current breakdown in Auckland now, according the recent Super Diversity Stocktake report produced by Mai Chen.



'Superdiversity' - the new buzzword on the block

27 Nov 2015 / News articles

The Filipino Migrant covers the ramifications of ethnic superdiversity for business, Government and citizens.


Mai Chen: 'Superdiversity' and the need for business to 'get with the programme'

22 Nov 2015 / News articles

Andrew Dickens talks with Mai Chen about her 'Superdiversity Stocktake' and what more people, from more ethnic backgrounds means for businesses, the government and Kiwis.


Living wage litigation – A new era in local government accountability or a dead end?

20 Nov 2015 / News articles

Chen Partner Nick Russell on the judicial review of the decision by Wellington City Council to require its independent contractors to pay their employees the “living wage”.


Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: Auckland as an island

19 Nov 2015 / News articles

The future of Auckland was the focus of a panel discussion chaired by Bill Ralston at the Auckland Museum. It features Marina Matthews, Partner at Chen Palmer.


New Superdiversity Leadership Council of ethnically diverse top leaders

16 Nov 2015 / Media releases

The Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business has announced the formation of a Superdiversity Leadership Council following the successful launch of Superdiversity Stocktake: Implications for Business, Government and New Zealand and Superdiversity, Democracy and New Zealand’s Electoral and Referenda Laws in Auckland last week.


Lochinver: A turning point for overseas investment in New Zealand?

13 Nov 2015 / News articles

The High Court is going to consider whether the Government was correct to decline the application by Chinese owned company Pure 100 Farm Limited to buy Lochinver Station, a 13,800 hectare farm near Taupo. 


Mai Chen comments for Law Talk

10 Nov 2015 / News articles

Chen Palmer Managing Partner Mai Chen writes about challenges for the legal profession.


New Zealand needs to adapt to diversity

10 Nov 2015 / News articles

Business as usual will no longer work for companies and government agencies in super diverse ethnic Auckland experts warn.