September 2019 When looking to raise equity capital for your business, it is crucial to understand that there is no one size fits all approach. a business will need to understand the full range of capital raising options available to it and then choose the option which not only optimises the actual cash raised but… Read More.

June 2019 If you’re going to buy a property it is crucial that you know what interests affect the title and the rights of the owner. Various interests registered against a title may set out rules and restrictions about how the property can be used or enjoyed. One type of interest that commonly appears on… Read More.

June 2019 Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day. New Zealanders were among the first in the world to claim this right when, in 1840, the Petone carpenter Samuel Parnell won an eight-hour day without loss of pay, instead of the standard 10-hour day. This was limited to tradesmen and labourers and… Read More.

June 2019 There are many situations in which an employee may come to owe their employer money. A common example is where an employer overpays their employee's wages. Some other examples include where an employer covers an employee’s expense or where an employee is liable for damage to an employer’s property. In most commercial situations,… Read More.

June 2019 Imagine the writer’s horror to discover when doing a Google search on an unrelated topic, to have pop up on the screen, a list of merchants she used her credit card at, their locations and when she purchased, going back months. And for good measure, accompanied by a map of New Zealand showing… Read More.

June 2019 The much heralded Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 has been in force for several years now. When it was enacted it was claimed that it would bring in a new era enhancing the safety of New Zealand’s workers. It was often difficult to see how the new legislation differed significantly from… Read More.

March 2019 The bright-line test is what IRD uses to determine whether income derived from the sale of residential land will incur taxation. This test recently changed to become more expansive. This means the bright-line test will be applicable to many more people, therefore understanding how the bright-line test works is incredibly important for home… Read More.

March 2019 Around the country, home owners and renters alike have been renting out their spare bedrooms and baches to visitors via websites like Airbnb. The explosion in listings on these sites has led to complaints from neighbours about noisy guests (in turn leading to compliance action being taken by district and city councils), and… Read More.