Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 30 | SPRING 2019

In this issue

1. NAIT review
2. Resource management system review
3. Over the Fence

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NAIT review

Significant changes post-M.bovis.The NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system was first introduced in 2012 and came into effect progressively until it was fully implemented on 29 February 2016.

2019-08-16T11:42:36+12:00August 21st, 2019|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 31 | SPRING 2019

In this issue

1. Subdivisions
2. The secret lives of tenants
3. Property Briefs

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Subdivisions

Subdivisions are more common than you think. A subdivision can range from the carving up of hundreds of acres of rural land for housing, developing land in a prime commercial area, selling half your quarter-acre section or simply wanting to extend your boundary a few metres.

2019-08-09T13:12:56+12:00August 9th, 2019|Newsletters|

FINEPRINT ISSUE 79 | WINTER 2019

In this issue

1. Emissions Trading Scheme
2. People and the right information are vital for effective governance
3. The executor of your will
4. The importance of good recordkeeping
5. Postscript

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Emissions Trading Scheme

New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was established by the Climate Change Response Act 2002. The ETS was created as the vehicle for New Zealand to meet its obligations for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.

2019-07-26T11:50:13+12:00July 26th, 2019|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 30 | WINTER 2019

In this issue

1. Property sale and purchase agreements
2. Looking for your first home?
3. Property Briefs

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Property sale and purchase

Generally speaking, GST on a property sale and purchase between two GST-registered entities results in a ‘GST neutral’ position for both the seller and the buyer. It’s essential that the sale and purchase agreement contains the correct wording, particulars and information in respect of the GST position of the parties to the agreement.

2019-05-15T20:56:53+12:00May 15th, 2019|Newsletters|

FINEPRINT ISSUE 78 | AUTUMN 2019

In this issue

1. Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman
2. Capital gains tax: Tax Working Group proposals
3. Wiping the slate clean: The seven year itch
4. Changes proposed to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976
5. Postscript: Employment law changes – Drones: know the rules

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Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers.

2019-07-26T11:40:08+12:00April 15th, 2019|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 29 | AUTUMN 2019

In this issue

1. Tenure review of Crown pastoral land to end
2. National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry
3. Over the Fence

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Tenure review of Crown pastoral land to end

The Minister for Land Information, the Hon Eugenie Sage, announced on 17 February this year that the ‘tenure review’ of Crown pastoral land under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (CPLA) would end.

2019-03-21T16:29:51+12:00March 21st, 2019|Newsletters|

Trust eSPEAKING ISSUE 28 | AUTUMN 2019

In this issue

1. Accessing the assets of a trust
2. No enduring power of attorney?
3. The bank of mum and dad

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Accessing the assets of a trust

When a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship breaks down, the couple will usually divide their property according to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA). However, these two people often hold property in a trust rather than personally.

2019-02-27T11:30:33+12:00February 27th, 2019|Newsletters|

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 51 | SUMMER 2019

In this issue

1. Construction industry and its retentions scheme
2. Potpourri of employment law changes ahead
3. Business Briefs

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Construction industry and its retentions scheme

The collapse last year of Ebert Construction Limited took many in the construction industry by surprise, particularly its subcontractors who were owed retention moneys.

2019-02-05T11:34:08+12:00February 5th, 2019|Newsletters|

FINEPRINT ISSUE 77 | SUMMER 2018

In this issue

1. Retirement village life
2. Guest Editorial: New Zealand has the perfect business environment to develop blockchain technology
3. Make sure you have a will
4. Enforceable undertakings
5. Postscript

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Retirement village life

New Zealand’s ageing population has created a boom for retirement villages, with record numbers being developed. For many looking to retire or slow down, retirement village living is attractive – and it’s not hard to see why.

2018-12-10T15:05:39+12:00December 10th, 2018|Newsletters|

Property Speaking ISSUE 29 | SUMMER 2018

In this issue

1. Changes affecting every buyer of residential land
2. Buying a cross lease property
3. Property briefs

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Changes affecting every buyer of residential land

We covered the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill in Property Speaking’s Spring 2018 edition. The Bill has become law and is now the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018 (the OIA Act). It has been in force since 22 October.

2018-11-21T17:54:34+12:00November 21st, 2018|Newsletters|

Trust eSPEAKING ISSUE 27 | SPRING 2018

In this issue

1. Do I still need a trust?
2. How do I bring my trust to an end?
3. Validating imperfect wills

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Do I still need a trust?

It’s good practice to review its purpose. If you have a family trust set up a number of years ago, it’s good practice to review it to ensure it is still ‘fit for purpose’. Leading on from that is the question that is often asked of us, “Should I bring my trust to an end?”

2018-10-10T14:26:08+12:00October 10th, 2018|Newsletters|

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 27 | SPRING 2018

In this issue

1. Biosecurity in New Zealand
2. Private land with public access
3. Over the Fence

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Biosecurity in New Zealand

Biosecurity issues never seem to be far from the news these days. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for biosecurity in New Zealand and gets its powers in relation to biosecurity under the Biosecurity Act 1993.

2018-08-24T09:21:20+12:00August 24th, 2018|Newsletters|