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  • Posted: Monday 10 December 2018
  • NZ’s largest freshwater swimming event announces new supporter
    Le Pine & Co has been confirmed as the new naming sponsor of Lake Taupō Across the Lake Swim.
    Posted: Monday 10 December 2018
  • The upside (and downside) of downsizing
    Posted: Tuesday 4 December 2018
  • The agreement for sale and purchase
    Checking the conditions
    Posted: Monday 3 December 2018
  • Quite different from a fee simple title - New Zealanders love to talk about property. There are a multitude of topics relating to property that Kiwis have an intimate knowledge and understanding about which form the topic of water cooler and dinner conversation. The cross lease is just one of those many topics of conversation.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 November 2018
  • Validating imperfect wills
    What can be done? For wills to be valid they must comply with a number of legal formalities; they must be in writing and there must be two witnesses who must attest to the will-maker signing the will in their presence. However, some people create their own wills that do not comply with these formalities and these wills could be invalid. Sometimes people will express what they want to happen to their property after their death in an electronic document, such as a text message.
    Posted: Friday 23 November 2018
  • Changes affecting every buyer of residential land
    The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has become law and is now the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (the OIA Act). It has been in force since 22 October. The implication for you is that when you next buy residential property, there will be another layer of compliance to be completed before your property purchase goes through.
    Posted: Thursday 22 November 2018
  • How do I bring my trust to an end?
    The process
    Posted: Friday 9 November 2018
  • Do I still need a trust?
    It’s good practice to review its purpose
    Posted: Thursday 1 November 2018
  • The Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018
    The Animal Welfare Act 1999 provides for offences and penalties for serious animal abuse or neglect.
    Posted: Friday 19 October 2018
  • Private land with public access
    How is access granted?
    Posted: Friday 12 October 2018
  • Biosecurity in New Zealand
    Who is liable for an outbreak of plant disease?
    Posted: Friday 5 October 2018
  • In light of Ebert Construction’s recent receivership, not taking protective measures opens subcontractors up to recovery and enforcement issues. If you are a subcontractor, you should think about how to prevent your tools and equipment (including cranes and scaffolding) from being seized and sold by a receiver, and to ensure you have the best chance of getting paid.
    Posted: Friday 28 September 2018
  • A reminder that since 1 July 2018 all lawyers have been required to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009.
    Posted: Tuesday 25 September 2018
  • What happens when your employee wants to retract their resignation?
    Posted: Friday 21 September 2018
  • Foreign residential investment
    Housing may be freed up with the new foreign buyer screening process being introduced in the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill.
    Posted: Monday 20 August 2018
  • The great lawyers’ fee debate
    Lawyers’ fees are often a difficult subject to discuss. They shouldn’t be.
    Posted: Thursday 16 August 2018
  • Warmer homes for Kiwis
    Low-income homeowners or homeowners in low-income areas could be eligible for the new government grant to assist in keeping their homes warm in winter.
    Posted: Friday 10 August 2018
  • Guiding your offspring into flatting
    Going flatting for the first time is an exciting step for your adult children. They get to live with people their own age and you have your freedom. How can they make the most of this new-found independence with the least risk to them?
    Posted: Thursday 9 August 2018
  • There are few surprises in the government’s 2018 Budget presented on 17 May, the first from Minister of Finance, the Hon Grant Robertson.
    Posted: Monday 21 May 2018
  • Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) is a bacterial disease commonly found in cows all over the world. First detected in New Zealand in July 2017, it has affected a small number of farms in the South Island and Hawke’s Bay. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is working hard with farmers to control the disease and, if possible, eradicate it from New Zealand.
    Posted: Tuesday 8 May 2018

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