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Cartel conduct: New Zealand’s first ever criminal cartel prosecution The Commerce Commission recently filed criminal charges against two construction companies...
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Whakaari/White Island eruption

Whakaari/White Island eruption

Health and safety lessons The eruption of Whakaari/White Island on 9 December 2019 was a tragedy. Of the 47 people...
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Trial periods vs probation periods

Trial periods vs probation periods

Both are useful for employers Many New Zealand business owners know they can offer a trial period (usually 90 days)...
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Family home v homestead: implications for relationship property When a relationship breaks down, it is always difficult dividing up your...
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Three Waters and Resource Management Act 1991 replacement legislation

Three Waters and Resource Management Act 1991 replacement legislation

To be repealed by new government The 2023 election has resulted in a National Party-led coalition, that campaigned on a...
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National, ACT and New Zealand First coalition

National, ACT and New Zealand First coalition

What can agriculture expect? All three political parties that make up the governing coalition campaigned on the premise that agriculture...
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Postscript

Postscript

Mainzeal case The implications of the Mainzeal case[1] are being felt far and wide amongst the directorship community. We summarise...
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Receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation

Receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation

What are the differences? It’s been a challenging time for many businesses since the pandemic hit our shores. If you...
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Generative AI and copyright

Generative AI and copyright

Are you taking the right precautions? Many businesses have been using artificial intelligence (AI) for a long time to gather...
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What happens to your children when you separate?

What happens to your children when you separate?

Goodwill and good process will help prevent turmoil The time following a separation can be highly emotional – for you...
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Two decades on: Proposed changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2003

Two decades on: Proposed changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2003

You, or someone you know, may be considering a move into a retirement village. It is a big decision, involving...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

First Home Partner scheme: on pause The coverage of the First Home Partner scheme has been extended, but its availability...
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Alternative methods to sell your property

Alternative methods to sell your property

Auction and tender guide for sellers We are starting to see more upward movement in the property market which is...
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What happens if your builder goes bust?

What happens if your builder goes bust?

Choose carefully Building a new home is an exciting process. It can, however, be quite daunting with risks of unexpected...
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New retention monies legislation gives better protection

New retention monies legislation gives better protection

Comes into force on 5 October The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 2023 was passed on 5 April this...
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