• The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 26 November 2015. The submission process is well underway with the Select Committee receiving submissions until Monday, 14 March 2016.
    Posted: Thursday 31 March 2016
  • New health and safety legislation comes into force in early April
    Posted: Thursday 31 March 2016
  • In recent years there has been a significant increase in online abuse particularly of vulnerable young people. A high profile example was the 2013 ‘Roast Busters’ case involving teenage boys bragging of sexual activities with girls. This article looks at what remedies are available when cyberbullying takes place.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 March 2016
  • Posted: Monday 28 March 2016
  • A new era begins
    Posted: Monday 14 March 2016
  • Posted: Tuesday 8 March 2016
  • The new law will come into force on Monday, 4 April this year. Despite some of the originally proposed changes being watered down in the final stages of drafting the new Act there will still be significant effects for you, your business or your organisation. This article looks specifically at implications for organisations with volunteers.
    Posted: Tuesday 1 March 2016
  • Who pays for your funeral? Most Wills have a clause directing the executors to pay funeral expenses as well as other usual estate liabilities. Often there is also a clause saying whether you want burial or cremation. Are these directions binding?
    Posted: Tuesday 23 February 2016
  • Come along to one of our free seminars to find out what you need to know and do about the new Health & Safety at work Act. We have teamed up with SafeTworks to share what a business needs as a robust health and safety management system. If you’re a business owner or director you could become personally liable for breaches of the new Act and no one wants that.
    Posted: Tuesday 23 February 2016
  • How you can help avoid a claim on your own estate
    Posted: Tuesday 16 February 2016
  • The construction industry will see some significant changes in the long-awaited Construction Contracts Amendment Act which was passed in October. The impact will be felt by every building owner, homeowner, contractor and subcontractor.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 December 2015
  • When you are selling, buying or leasing a rural property one of the things that you should take time to consider is what grass or supplements will be available for the incoming farmer’s stock. This is a matter for both the landowner, when selling and leasing, and the prospective purchaser or lessee to establish – regardless of what time of year settlement is to occur.
    Posted: Wednesday 23 December 2015
  • Some harsh remedies when retailers sell to minors. For generations, teenagers have tried every trick in the book to get their hands on alcohol before they are legally old enough to buy it. However, it’s getting more and more difficult to do so. This article looks at the legislation and what happens when a retailer sells alcohol to a minor.
    Posted: Thursday 17 December 2015
  • Over the summer, young people will be keen to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the long holidays.
    Posted: Thursday 17 December 2015
  • Make sure you have a current Will – make an End of Year resolution
    With summer, Christmas and the New Year fast approaching now is a good time to make an End of Year Resolution to get your affairs in order. In this past year you may have bought a house, established a business, moved in with your partner, welcomed a baby, booked your big OE or perhaps there are wedding bells on your horizon.
    Posted: Thursday 10 December 2015
  • It’s essential for your business to be compliant. Another trading year is almost at an end. You concentrated on increasing business income, you’ve built (or improved) your business systems, you believed in yourself and your product/service and profits have improved.
    Posted: Thursday 3 December 2015
  • As you will know lawyers and legal executives are involved in many stages of the subdivision process as it grows from an idea in a developer’s mind through to the new titles being issued.
    Posted: Friday 6 November 2015
  • It’s surprising that when selling property, the seller often pays little attention to the terms of the real estate agent’s listing agreement – particularly when there may a substantial sum of commission involved.
    Posted: Friday 30 October 2015
  • In a bustling real estate market, significant pressure is often placed on purchasers to make an offer in a short timeframe, often with few conditions (if any). We often hear about the purchase once the parties have signed and have already incurred legal obligations that may be difficult to satisfy. The moral of the story is to talk with us before you sign the agreement. We outline below a situation that we hope you won’t ever experience.
    Posted: Thursday 22 October 2015
  • New requirements for buyers and sellers of residential property. Previously we noted the government’s proposed property taxation changes and ‘bright-line’ test. The legislation has now come into force and those changes are in effect; both parties to an Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate dated on or after 1 October 2015 need to be aware of their new obligations.
    Posted: Friday 16 October 2015
  • When considering your next business insurance policy the most important part is the fine print. Many people, particularly business owners, have recently learnt harsh (and expensive) lessons on their business insurance. The Christchurch earthquakes and North Island floods have been particularly severe on businesses, unfortunately catching many by surprise and many business owners have been ill-equipped to deal with the fall out. Having a robust business interruption (BI) insurance policy can g
    Posted: Thursday 10 September 2015

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When we learned about Nixon Knight's need for 'new ears' and the amazing community fund raising efforts we wanted to help. We were able to help set up the new trust Hear 4 Kidz Trust. The money raised to help Nixon hear and many other children is amazing. Read some of the success here


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