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Having a puff at work

Having a puff at work

Vaping now treated the same as tobacco smoking New Zealand laws have finally caught up with vaping (also called e-cigarettes)...
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Business briefs

Business briefs

Covid relief key expiry dates for businesses in 2021 In 2020, the government introduced a raft of legislation to provide...
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Investment in farming

Investment in farming

A focus on syndicated farm investments With the current low interest rate regime looking set to continue for some time,...
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The finite supply of water

The finite supply of water

Water easements Water is an absolute necessity for any type of farming or horticultural activity. Historically viewed as an infinite...
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill – submissions open Introduced to the House in July by the then Minister of Land...
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Directorships mean significant obligations

Directorships mean significant obligations

Hefty consequences for getting it wrong when company was in financial distress In September 2020, the Supreme Court released its...
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Holiday houses

Holiday houses

Rules for both owners and renters With New Zealand’s borders closed and overseas travel restricted for the foreseeable future, many...
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We’re buying a house together

We’re buying a house together

Time for a contracting out agreement? You have had years of saving up for the overseas experience many New Zealanders...
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Building a fence in town

Building a fence in town

As the daylight hours extend, so too does the list of summer jobs that have been building up over the...
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Postscript

Postscript

Privacy Act 2020 comes into force on 1 December 2020 The new privacy legislation comes into force as this edition...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

Allowing for Covid-related settlement delays When New Zealand headed into Covid Level 4 in March, real estate transactions stalled because...
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Understanding your property title

Understanding your property title

‘Estate’, ‘ownership with others’ and ‘interests’ Before you buy a property it is important that you understand exactly what you...
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Changes to the Building Act 2004

Changes to the Building Act 2004

Consents not needed for small builds Changes to the Building Act 2004 came into force on 31 August 2020. The...
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Covid relief roundup

Covid relief roundup

How many schemes are you eligible under? Since the pandemic arrived on our shores, the government has made available multiple...
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OIO temporary emergency notification requirement

OIO temporary emergency notification requirement

For all overseas purchasers It seems as though the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has been under constant evolution over the...
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