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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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Proposed Changes to The Retirement Villages Act 2003

You, or someone you know, may be considering a move into a retirement village. It is a big decision, involving lifestyle choices as well as a significant financial commitment. Understanding the rules that govern retirement villages is crucial – and those rules are set to change. […]

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What Happens If Your Builder Goes Bust?

Choose Carefully Building a new home is an exciting process. It can, however, be quite daunting with risks of unexpected delays, cost increases and, in the worst scenario, your project going completely off the rails. In this article, we discuss how choosing your builder carefully can help to give you some peace of mind as […]

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Looking After Your Mental Health

These days everyone is being advised to take care of their mental health, as well as making sure their physical (and emotional) needs are met. In busy working days, it’s easy (and tempting) to think things will sort themselves out if you are under pressure. […]

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The Companies (Directors’ Duties) Amendment Act 2023 Becomes Law

The Companies (Directors’ Duties) Amendment Act 2023 was passed on 3 August 2023. The legislation clarifies that company directors may consider matters other than profit maximisation when assessing what is in the best interests of the company such as, for example, environmental, social and governance matters. […]

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Land Covenants

With all the property development over the last 20 years or so, land covenants have become commonplace in new build residential developments. […]

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