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Are you protected? Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) go live on 16 March 2017

Are you protected? Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) go live on 16 March 2017

Significant changes coming into force on 16 March affecting new Enduring Powers of Attorney

By Hess Chung - 13 Mar 2017

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Wheelie low prices deemed misleading

Wheelie low prices deemed misleading

If your business uses discounting strategies, take heed. NZ bicycle retailer Bike Barn has been fined $800,000 after pleading guilty to charges of misleading conduct.

By Matt O'Neale - 13 Feb 2017

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Retirement villages not exempt from leaky building crisis

Retirement villages not exempt from leaky building crisis

Those living in (or considering) a retirement village may have been disturbed by a recent NZ Herald article on the subject. It highlighted a series of leaky buildings that have been discovered in otherwise well-regarded retirement villages across the country.

By Hess Chung - 3 Feb 2017

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Harmful digital communications - are you prepared?

Harmful digital communications - are you prepared?

Do you run a website or app on which people can send messages or post information? Could the messages / information cause harm to another? The new civil complaints regime under the Harmful Digital Communications Act comes into force on 21 November 2016 and you need to be prepared.

By Michael Finucane - 11 Nov 2016

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How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

How to improve your chances of recovering your debt

If you're a builder, you have a number of options open to you if you don't get paid. In this blog, Geoff Hardy gives some practical advice on how you can help protect yourself and your business.

By Geoff Hardy - 8 Nov 2016

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Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Treat your building contract like a live hand grenade

Building contracts are not pieces of paper to sign and then put in the bottom drawer. They are like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

By Geoff Hardy - 21 Oct 2016

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Resident director requirements: What does it take to ‘live in New Zealand’?

Resident director requirements: What does it take to ‘live in New Zealand’?

The High Court has now released a decision that provides guidance on the Companies Act resident director requirement. When looking at whether a director 'lives in New Zealand' for the purposes of the Companies Act, the Registrar of Companies has been using a tax law threshold of 183 days physically spent in New Zealand in a year.

By Michael Finucane - 8 Aug 2016

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OIO consent granted for school ipads

OIO consent granted for school ipads

Craig Nelson was interviewed by Radio Live's Mark Sainsbury yesterday on the reasons OIO consent was granted in return for school ipads or, as Mark put, it "beads and blankets".

By Craig Nelson - 18 May 2016

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Recent court decision has major implications for family trusts

Recent court decision has major implications for family trusts

The Supreme Court, our highest court, just released an important judgment regarding family trusts.

By Andrew Steele - 13 Apr 2016

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Insights from the latest OIO decisions

Insights from the latest OIO decisions

The OIO has just released decision sheets on consents granted in February.

By Craig Nelson - 11 Apr 2016

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