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Business Briefs

Business Briefs

Remote working: the new normal As a result of the Covid lockdown, many employees were required to work remotely, and...
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Relationship property claims

Relationship property claims

Sign a contracting out agreement When entering a second or subsequent relationship, it is common to want to keep assets...
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Trustees’ decisions

Trustees’ decisions

Decision-making can be affected by bias In a recent case[1], trustees’ decision-making came under scrutiny from the High Court. Lara...
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Legal documents signed during lockdown

Legal documents signed during lockdown

Best to sign again after lockdown to avoid later complications During the Covid lockdown, special rules applied to the signing...
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Over the fence

Over the fence

Tougher firearms legislation now in force The Arms Legislation Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 24 June 2020 and came into...
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National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020

National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020

Water was the hot topic in the 2017 election campaign. This year, with an election coming up shortly, there seems...
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Rural leases

Rural leases

More on COVID and access issues to land In the Autumn edition of Rural eSpeaking we discussed the situation that...
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Charities in New Zealand

Charities in New Zealand

Charities play an important role in our society to help the disadvantaged, support specific causes or to advance knowledge. In...
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Postscript

Postscript

Smoking in motor vehicles with children now banned Smoking in motor vehicles when children under the age of 18 years...
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Privacy in an ever-evolving digital age

Privacy in an ever-evolving digital age

New Privacy Act comes into force in December The Privacy Bill is on its third reading in Parliament and will...
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Editorial: Our new normal post-Covid

Editorial: Our new normal post-Covid

As I write this editorial, the Covid-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a long-lasting effect on New Zealand...
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Emission control

Emission control

What the Zero Carbon Act means for business One of the most significant pieces of new legislation introduced last year...
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Property briefs

Property briefs

In response to the Covid pandemic, changes continue to be made around tenancies – both residential and commercial – as...
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Residential tenancies post-Covid

Residential tenancies post-Covid

Some temporary changes Due to the Covid lockdown and the ensuing impact on the country’s economy, the government has made...
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Commercial leases post-Covid

Commercial leases post-Covid

Clause 27.5 and inability to access premises In the past three months, most landlords and tenants would have become more...
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