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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

SELLING GOODS OR SERVICES ONLINE THE RIGHT WAY

Do you have a business selling goods or services online? If so, you will need to disclose on your website your trader status. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by James Moran at 09:20

CONSUMER LAW: CHANGE IS UPON US - ARE YOU READY?

From 17 June 2014 significant changes are to be implemented to New Zealand’s consumer law, largely by changes to the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) and the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”). Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

PART ONE: How do the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) affect you?

PART ONE OF THREE. Every business owner in New Zealand that supplies goods on trade credit or deferred payment arrangement should be familiar with the PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 1999) and the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register) and how the system operates. Click the heading above to find out more
Written by Nicola Scott at 09:00

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