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In this issue

– Trial periods vs. probation periods

– Whakaari/White Island eruption

– Cartel conduct: New Zealand’s first ever criminal cartel prosecution 

– Privacy proposals for biometrics

– New reporting obligations for large businesses

In this issue

– National, ACT and New Zealand First coalition. What can agriculture expect?

– Three Waters and Resource Management Act 1991 replacement legislation to be repealed

– Family home v homestead: implications for relationship property

– Road user charges: when to pay them?

– Casual employees v seasonal workers

In this issue

– Proposed changes to the Retirement Villages Act 2003

– What happens to your children when you separate?

– Generative AI and copyright

– Receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation

In this issue

– What happens if your builder goes bust?

– Alternative methods to sell your property.

– Property briefs: First Home partner scheme on pause. Council delays for property developers. Short term accommodation, take care

In this issue

– Mainzeal decision, major implication for company directors

– New retention monies legislation gives better protection

– Start preparing for the Incorporated Societies Act 2022

In this issue

– Decision in ‘Alphabet case’ could change succession landscape

– Refusing an inheritance 

– Polyamorous relationships

In this issue

– Freshwater farm plans

– Emissions Trading Scheme

– Obligations of working dog owners

– MPI: animal welfare checks

– Firearms Registry opened 24 June 2023

In this issue

– Land Covenants

– Advance directives

– School Board of Trustees 

– Time changes to raise personal grievances for sexual harassment

In this issue

– Kāinga Ora First Home Partner scheme: a co-ownership option

– Owning a heritage building: a burden or a boon?

– Property briefs: Unit titles legislation updates – First Home Grants thresholds increase – Loan to value restrictions eased

In this issue

– 2023 Budget – key points

– Business continuity planning: An essential component of running a business

– Business briefs: Update on construction contracts retention regime – New obligations for businesses offering Buy Now Pay Later – Large businesses may need to disclose payment practices – Are your T&Cs unfair?

In this issue

– Severe Weather Emergency Legislation Act 2023

– Leased land impacted by Hale and Gabrielle

– Affordable Water Reform replaces Three Waters

– Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 now amended

In this issue

– Keeping your employees during the ‘big quit’

– Having a cyber resilient business 

– Bank of children

– Driving on a limited licence

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