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CHANGES TO LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS IN FORCE SEPTEMBER 1 2014

A reminder from our earlier blog dated 7 August: The majority of the provisions of the Limited Partnerships Amendment Act 2014 come into force on 1 September 2014. Click the heading above to see the list of changes and how they may affect you.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

HOUSING ACCORD SIGNED BY HOUSING MINISTER AND REGION'S MAYORS

Tauranga City Council and the Western Bay of Plenty District Council have now both reached an agreement known as a Housing Accord with the Housing Minister to facilitate an increase in supply of housing and improve housing affordability in the region. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Alister Moran at 11:00

ALERT TO CONTRACTORS - LAW CHANGES THAT WILL IMPACT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The construction industry faces proposed changes to the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and new consumer laws for residential building contracts under the Building Act 2004. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Alister Moran at 09:00

LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS - CHANGES ARE COMING

Come 1 September 2014 all new Limited Partnerships will be subject to new requirements set out in the Limited Partnerships Amendment Act 2014.
Written by Kylie van Heerden at 09:00

CONSUMER LAW UPDATE

As part of our consumer law update in June we made reference to changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) which are to come into effect in March 2015. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 00:00

MORE LAND TO BE OPENED UP FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE BAY

Under new legislation, the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 (“the Act”) identifies that more can must be opened up for residential development in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty in order to curb the housing supply and affordability issues facing the region. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Alister Moran at 09:00

PARENTAL LEAVE - THE BIRTH OF SOMETHING NEW?

Managing an employee on parental leave can be full of hidden traps. To help make it easier the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on modernising parental leave. Click the heading above to find out how you can be involved.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

COMPANY LAW: IMPORTANT CHANGES

On 24 June 2014, legislation came into force amending the Companies Act 1993 (the “Act”) and the Limited Partnership Act 2008. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

NEW PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS UNDER THE CONSUMERS GUARANTEE ACT

From 17 June 2014 consumers will receive greater statutory protection under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“the Act”), specifically, the time at which consumers acquire rights to goods (time of supply is confirmed) and a new guarantee is added to the existing protections offered by the Act as to the time of delivery (guarantee as to delivery). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by James Moran at 09:00

CYBER BULLYING - HARMFUL DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS BILL

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is the government’s response to the Law Commission’s findings that existing legislation does not effectively address new forms of harm made possible by digital communication. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Shima Grice at 09:00

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