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FINEPRINT ISSUE 82 | WINTER 2020

September 3rd, 2020|

In this issue

1. Emission control: What the Zero Carbon Act means for business
2. Editorial: Our new normal post-COVID
3. Charities in New Zealand
4. Privacy in an ever-evolving digital age: New Privacy Act
5. Postscript

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Emission control: What the Zero Carbon Act means for business

One of the most significant pieces of new legislation introduced last year was the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019, more commonly referred to as the ‘Zero Carbon Act’.

Trust eSpeaking ISSUE 31 | SPRING 2020

August 19th, 2020|

In this issue

1.Legal documents signed during lockdown
2. Trustees’ decisions
3. Relationship property claims

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Legal documents signed during lockdown

During the COVID lockdown, special rules applied to the signing of some legal documents. Obviously it was, and is, not possible to have your signature witnessed by someone outside your bubble in Levels 3 and 4.

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 33 | WINTER – SPRING 2020

August 6th, 2020|

In this issue

1. Rural leases
2. National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020
3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Rural Leases

In the Autumn edition of Rural eSpeaking we discussed the situation that COVID had caused with leases where tenants were unable to access their premises due to lockdown restrictions.

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 55 | WINTER 2020

May 21st, 2020|

In this issue

1. The Wellbeing Budget 2020: Rebuilding Together
2. Government’s COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

The Wellbeing Budget 2020: Rebuilding Together

The government’s Budget, presented by the Minister of Finance the Hon Grant Robertson on 14 May has addressed, in the words of the Minister, “a 1-in-100 year health and economic challenge” as it moves to rebuild the economy post-COVID-19.

Property Speaking ISSUE 33 | AUTUMN 2020

March 20th, 2020|

In this issue

1. Adapting the agreements can help property developers
2. RAgreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Adapting the agreements can help property developers

There has been recent media attention on the way property development contracts are structured following the cancellation of a number of Agreements for Sale and Purchase by the developers of a project in Tawa, just north of Wellington.

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 31 | SUMMER 2019

December 18th, 2019|

In this issue

1. Action Plan for Healthy Waterways
2. On-farm emissions reduction
3. Over the Fence

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Action Plan for Healthy Waterways

Water quality is no new issue in Aotearoa New Zealand, but it is a growing one. On 31 October 2019, the government closed submissions on the Action Plan for Healthy Waterways

Property Speaking ISSUE 32 | SUMMER 2019

November 11th, 2019|

In this issue

1. Leasing commercial premises
2. Residential tenancies
3. Property Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Leasing commercial premises

Commercial leases come in varying shapes and sizes. Whether you operate a transport business and need a place to park your trucks, manufacture and sell goods from a warehouse or conduct your trade from a boutique store in the heart of the CBD, your lease agreement will be at the heart of your business.

Trust eSpeaking ISSUE 29 | SPRING 2019

October 3rd, 2019|

In this issue

1. Trusts Act 2019
2. Grandparent wills
3. Residential care subsidy thresholds, trusts and gifting

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Trusts Act 2019

The new Trusts Act 2019 will come into effect on 30 January 2021. Much of the Act updates or restates law that exists already, either in statute or in case law. There are, however, a number of changes about which trustees and settlors should be aware.

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 53 | SPRING 2019

September 16th, 2019|

In this issue

1. Are restraint of trade clauses worth the bother?
2. Employing people with a past
3. Business Briefs

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Are restraint of trade clauses worth the bother?

Restraint of trade clauses are common in the sale and purchase of a business and in some employment agreements.

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 30 | SPRING 2019

August 21st, 2019|

In this issue

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

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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

Property Speaking ISSUE 31 | SPRING 2019

August 9th, 2019|

In this issue

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

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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

FINEPRINT ISSUE 79 | WINTER 2019

July 26th, 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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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

DISCLAIMER: All the information published in the newsletters is true and accurate to the best of the authors’ knowledge. It should not be a substitute for legal advice. No liability is assumed by the authors or publisher for losses suffered by any person or organisation relying directly or indirectly on this newsletter. Views expressed are those of individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect the view of this firm. Articles appearing in Property Speaking may be reproduced with prior approval from the editor and credit given to the source.

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