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Buying your first home using KiwiSaver funds

Buying your first home using KiwiSaver funds

But you’re already the trustee of a trust The rules around the use of KiwiSaver have evolved over recent years...
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Estate laws due for a shake-up

Estate laws due for a shake-up

Law Commission proposals The laws about the administration of estates are being reviewed by the Law Commission. Much of what...
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Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Could it happen in New Zealand? The American entertainer Britney Spears’ conservatorship has recently been in the headlines. She is...
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Significant Natural Areas

Significant Natural Areas

What are they? Should I be concerned? The identification of ‘Significant Natural Areas’ has been in the news lately. How...
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Buying or leasing Māori land

Buying or leasing Māori land

What does ‘alienation’ mean in this context? There are significant amounts of Māori land in New Zealand in productive rural...
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Climate Change Commission: carbon farming On 31 May, the Climate Change Commission provided Parliament with its final advice on the...
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Buying off the plans

Buying off the plans

Becoming a more popular option in this tight housing market It’s no secret that the housing market in New Zealand...
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New edition of To Trust or Not to Trust

New edition of To Trust or Not to Trust

With the new Trusts Act 2019 that came into force on 30 January 2021, we now have a new edition...
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Climate Action Toolbox

Climate Action Toolbox

We all need to do our bit to reduce carbon emissions and look after the planet better than we have...
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Post-Covid working world

Post-Covid working world

Keep employment agreements and policies up-to-date Over the past 18 months, we have seen significant changes to employees’ hours of...
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An independent trustee 

An independent trustee 

Can be more important than you might think Managing a family trust is not getting cheaper, nor is the paperwork...
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Postscript

Postscript

Mature workers toolkit The government’s business website has launched a ‘Mature workers toolkit’ to help employers to get workers aged...
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Recent property tax changes

Recent property tax changes

Bright-line and interest deductibility In March 2021, the government announced three changes to property tax rules that are likely to...
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Clarity around fixtures and fittings

Clarity around fixtures and fittings

Address these before the lease is signed In December 2020, a commercial landlord and their tenant found themselves in the...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

Government housing package: other notable points The big ticket items of the government’s recent housing package included the extension to...
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