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The Budget 2024

Although it is clear the economic outlook is somewhat gloomy, in delivering the 2024 Budget, the Minister of Finance, Nicola Willis, said that savings across government have resulted in responsibly-funded tax relief. “Spending is targeted, effective and affordable.” The government has promised targeted investments in public services, including healthcare, education, and law and order. Front-line […]

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Do You Still Need a Trust

Thousands of Kiwis have, over the years, established family trusts for a variety of reasons. However, it’s well worth considering whether those reasons are still relevant today and evaluating whether your trust may have outlived its usefulness. […]

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Bright-Line Test Changes From 1 July 2024

Under the current framework, the bright-line rules affect properties that were acquired on or after 27 March 2021 and sold within five years for qualifying new builds or within 10 years for all other properties. […]

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Easements – What Are They and What Are Your Rights

An easement is an instrument registered on the title to your property that allows another party, usually your neighbour, to use the part of your property specified in the easement. In this article we explain the types of easements, their maintenance and repair, and your obligations, and what can happen if there are issues around […]

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Lessons for Landowners from the Whakaari/White Island Eruption

The eruption of Whakaari/White Island on 9 December 2019 was a tragedy. Of the 47 people on the island when it erupted, 22 people were killed. The other 25 people were severely injured, many with life-changing injuries. The last of the prosecutions brought by WorkSafe due to the eruption concluded on 31 October 2023. We […]

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New Reporting Obligations for Large Businesses

The Business Payment Practices Act 2023 will come into effect on 25 May 2024. It will require large businesses to publicly report information on their payment practices to the Business Payment Practices Register. The legislation applies to businesses with more than $33 million in annual revenue and $10 million in third party expenditure. The information […]

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What Happens to Your Children When You Separate?

The time following a separation can be highly emotional – for you and your spouse or partner, and for your children.  In this fraught environment, disputes can easily arise about the day-to-day care arrangements for your children or other vital issues such as where they will live, schooling, medical care, religious/cultural choices and so on. […]

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