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We produce a range of articles, legal publications and resources on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients needs. These include briefings on key legal issues, newsletters on practice areas and industry developments via the below headings.

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Once again the farming community in the Mackenzie Basin is grappling with what impact a new plan change is likely to have on their operations and livelihoods. Immediately prior to Christmas the Mackenzie District Council notified plan change 18 – Indigenous Biodiversity. Plan change 18 More »
As anyone involved in the rural industry will know, the impacts of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cattle disease are likely to be far reaching; regardless of whether it will eventually be eradicated or not. First found in the country in Oamaru in July 2017, M. bovis has to date been found on 25 More »
If you are a licensed asbestos removalist, or you or your business owns or occupies a building containing asbestos, you will need to ensure that you are complying with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 when they come into full force on 4 April 2018. Owners and occupiers of More »
The Mackenzie Basin: Opportunities for agency alignment report was released earlier this week. The report comes on the back of the Environment Court’s Eleventh Decision where Judge Jackson opined that there is a strong ecological (and economic) case for an immediate moratorium on freeholding More »
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have issued a media release calling for farmers to ensure they provide minimum employment entitlements to employees and keep proper records. The Labour Inspectorate has recently handed out significant fines to some farmers, and more farmers will be More »
When should Executors advise family members about a person’s death or their right to bring a claim against an Estate under the Family Protection Act? That is a difficult question, and one that can sometimes arise during administration. After all, it is not unusual for clients to remove family More »
The Government has introduced a new bill to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000. The proposals focus on two key areas: employee rights and union rights. While the proposal includes some new initiatives, a significant number of the changes are a roll-back of changes enacted by the previous More »
Nowadays sports headlines outing athletes for doping are no longer a rarity. The use of banned substances in sport is a well-publicised issue and one that has plagued elite sports since the Ancient Greeks tried all manner of herbs, hallucinogens and opiates to gain an edge over their competitors [1 More »
Late last week the Government introduced the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill into Parliament, the main focus of which is to bring “residential land” within the ambit of the Overseas Investment Act 2005, in accordance with previous Government announcements. The Bill is expected to be More »
As holiday season officially begins and with many businesses due to close down over the Christmas period, it is important for employers to ensure that they are meeting their obligations under the Holidays Act 2003. This is particularly important for businesses with employees who work fluctuating or More »
With the new Labour led coalition officially sworn into government, there are likely to be a number of changes to the current employment law landscape. The first major change under the new government has already been implemented. A bill proposing to extend paid parental leave to 18 weeks from 1 More »
The Trusts bill had its first reading in Parliament yesterday and will now progress to Select Committee. Our expectation is the Select Committee process will take around 6 months to complete so the bill may be passed in the third quarter of 2018. The bill seeks to clarify and modernise the law in a More »
Should the rural zone be predominantly a working environment or is there room to accommodate a growing number of residential lifestylers? Farming is accepted by most as an appropriate use of rural land but other rural activities like gravel and sand extraction are facing considerable opposition More »
In accordance with its 100 day plan, the Government has today released details of the Terms of Reference for its Tax Working Group to be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. The Working Group has a broad mandate to look at New Zealand’s tax system. However, in addition particular issues have been More »

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