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Buying residential property in New Zealand – do you need consent?
Most overseas people are unable to buy residential property in New Zealand, but some can request consent from the OIO.
New Zealand
31 Jan 2019
Would you rather give up your password or pay $5000? A review of the Customs and Excise Act 2018
The Customs and Excise Act 2018 permits a customs officer to require you to provide access to your electronic device.
New Zealand
16 Nov 2018
New domestic violence law – how will this affect employment relationships?
Any employees affected by domestic violence will be entitled to apply for domestic violence leave from their employer.
New Zealand
30 Jul 2018
Rating powers of local authorities
The latest development in a longstanding argument regarding the validity of rates set by the Northland Regional Council.
New Zealand
14 Jun 2018
More changes for local authorities and NES for plantation forestry
Amendments have been gazetted that will have implications for how local authorities recognise the NES in their plans.
New Zealand
30 Apr 2018
Legislative update: local government - restoring the four aspects of well-being
Article discusses 2 new Bills in relation to local government including restoring the 4 aspects of well-being.
New Zealand
17 Apr 2018
Do councils now owe a duty of care to building developers?
The case appears to entrench the courts' expansion of a duty of care owed by councils to all forms of building owners.
New Zealand
18 Jan 2018
Court confirms wide-ranging rating powers of local Councils
This recent High Court decision reaffirmed the broad discretion and wide-ranging powers of local bodies to set rates.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2017
Fluoridation of water in New Zealand – have your say
Despite criticism from some members of the public, the Bill addresses oral health problems currently facing New Zealand.
New Zealand
22 Mar 2017
AML/CFT Phase 2: Are you ready?
There has been strong public support for the introduction of more stringent anti-money laundering rules in New Zealand.
New Zealand
21 Mar 2017
Better local services - Local Government Act amendments
The reforms aim to improve the service delivery and infrastructure provision arrangements at the local government level.
New Zealand
1 Jul 2016
Metamorphosis In The District Court
Radical changes to civil procedure are on the horizon with the recently released draft District Courts Rules 2007. This article addresses why, how and will the draft rules work?
New Zealand
12 Dec 2007
Decision – Whangamata Marina Society
Grant Slevin, a solicitor with the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, discusses the High Court decision that forced the Minister of Conservation to reconsider his refusal of a permit for a marina development in Whangamata.
New Zealand
12 May 2007
Name Suppression And Presumption Of Innocence
In its report Delivering Justice for All - A Vision for New Zealand Courts and Tribunals (NZLC R85, Wgtn.,.2004) the Law Commission addresses the issue of name suppression in the criminal courts, and recommends changes.
New Zealand
11 May 2007
Extra Meetings For Councils?
In deciding a recent case the High Court has stated that councils cannot delegate certain of their powers to their chief executives. Margo Perpick, a partner of the Christchurch Lawlink firm of Wynn Williams & Co, outlines the case concerned and why the Court made this statement.
New Zealand
23 Apr 2007
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