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Construction Contracts Act may hold solutions for builders' slow paying clients

Construction Contracts Act may hold solutions for builders' slow paying clients

Could payment claims help you in your projects? If you're a builder seeking payment from a tardy client, the Construction Contracts Act 2002 has provisions that could help. We set out the steps below:

By Geoff Hardy - 3 May 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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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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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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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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Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

A Monty Python sketch once described the canned meat product Spam as ubiquitous, inescapable and tasting horrible. Years later, this portrayal has meant that 'spam' now dually refers to all manner of unsolicited, undesired, or illegal email messages.

By Matt O'Neale - 1 Apr 2016

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OIO approvals secured by school donations

OIO approvals secured by school donations

Recent Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approvals show that making donations to local schools can help overseas investors obtain consent to invest in New Zealand.

By Craig Nelson - 4 Mar 2016

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Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Do you use standard form consumer contracts in your business? If you have not yet had your contracts reviewed for compliance with unfair contract terms, we suggest that you get in touch with us before the Commerce Commission gets in touch with you.

By Claire Barron - 18 Feb 2016

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Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading consumers about their rights

Harvey Norman franchisees fined for misleading consumers about their rights

Do you and your staff know the rules regarding consumer rights and guarantees in New Zealand? The cost of not knowing can be high as Harvey Norman operators recently learned.

By Claire Barron - 20 Jan 2016

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