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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.

Property Speaking ISSUE 30 | WINTER 2019

May 15th, 2019|

In this issue

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

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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

FINEPRINT ISSUE 78 | AUTUMN 2019

April 15th, 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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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

Rural eSPEAKING ISSUE 29 | AUTUMN 2019

March 21st, 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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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

Trust eSPEAKING ISSUE 28 | AUTUMN 2019

February 27th, 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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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

COMMERCIAL eSPEAKING ISSUE 51 | SUMMER 2019

February 5th, 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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FEATURE ARTICLE

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.

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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