November 2021 When you are entering into a new venture the opportunities seem endless and everyone is positive about goals and working relationships. However, as we unfortunately see so often, things do not always go to plan. A well drafted shareholder agreement can be worth its weight in gold when working relationships sour. A shareholder… Read More.

November 2021 As we near the end of 2021, a number of long anticipated amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCFA) are coming into force. The purpose of these amendments is to raise the standard of lenders and to better protect consumers from harmful lending practices. The five key changes are… Read More.

November 2021 How does our society value specific types of work? There is no single answer to that question, but with threats of strike action on the horizon issues such as pay equity are at the forefront of industrial action for a number of sectors of the workforce. The Equal Pay Amendment Act 2020 came… Read More.

November 2021 For New Zealand employers, 2021 has been a year like no other. New Zealand enjoyed almost a year of freedom after the March 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, before the emergence of the Delta variant and widespread community transmission which has resulted in some new and significant issues for New Zealand employers and employees to… Read More.

November 2021 For a number of clients subdividing off part of their land is a successful formula for reducing their debt but there’s not one of them that steps back from the process and says ‘wow, that was easy…’. It’s not that the process is difficult, it’s just that there are a few steps involved… Read More.

September 2021 Significant changes to rural potable water supplies on the way. Introduction The Water Services Bill currently progressing through the parliamentary process creates significant change to rural drinking water compliance. While the proposed bill relates to the supply of all drinking water (urban and rural), when passed the Act will replace Part 2A of… Read More.

September 2021 Are you a trustee of a trust? Did you know additional information may need to be provided to the IRD with your next tax return? Trustees should be aware of a new requirement to provide additional information with their tax returns for the 2021/22 tax year and beyond. This new requirement will give… Read More.

September 2021 The Government has enacted long anticipated amendments to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (Act) which regulates overseas investment in New Zealand. Some of the changes took effect on 5 July 2021, with the emergency call-in notification regime coming to an end before then. In summary, the new legislation: repeals the existing emergency call-in… Read More.