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YOUR GUIDE TO SUBDIVIDING

If you are planning to subdivide land, there are a number of complex and overlapping requirements you need to be aware of. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Brooke Courtney at 09:00

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR TRUSTEES

Are you a trustee of a trust or will? Are you aware of your duties under the law and the relevant trust document? If not, click the heading above to read more.
Written by Brooke Courtney at 09:00
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TIER ONE PARENT CATEGORY VISA

Parent Category applications are part of what is known as the ‘Capped Family Stream’ of the New Zealand Residence Program. The current Parent Category was introduced on 30 July 2012. Potential applicants submit an Expression of Interest to Immigration New Zealand and must be invited to apply before a residence application can be submitted. This category is a two-tiered system. Residence is granted under the requirements of either Tier One or Tier Two. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00
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TOP 5 TAX ISSUES FOR IMMIGRANTS

Thinking of migrating to New Zealand? You have probably thought of tax issues, but no-one in your country of origin is an expert on New Zealand taxation. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00

BUSINESS VISITORS: DO I NEED A VISA?

If you are visiting New Zealand for three months or less, and you are from a visa waiver country (see link below for a list of visa waiver countries), you will not need to apply for a visitor visa before arriving in New Zealand as long as the purpose of the visit is for a 'lawful purpose'. Click the heading above to read more.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 16:00

COMPANIES ACT UPDATE: CHANGES TO FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL COMPANIES

Are you a shareholder in a company with fewer than 10 shareholders? Due to recent changes to the Companies Act that came into force on 1 April 2014, you no longer have the obligation to prepare general purpose financial statements (even if you are trading in business). Click the heading above to read more...
Written by Lisa Kristensen at 09:00

DID YOU KNOW THAT A DRINK-DRIVING CONVICTION COULD GET YOU DEPORTED?

Many people have been caught by a law which allows Immigration to try to deport residents who have committed very minor offences. It’s quite easy to get into this situation and a lot harder to get out. Click the heading above to find out more.
Written by Michelle Carabine at 09:00

ARE YOU COVERED FOR INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE?

It’s a fundamental principle of company law that a company is a legal entity in its own right; independent from its shareholders and governed by its directors. However, directors and employees can still be personally liable for their acts or omissions. Click the heading above to find out more.
Written by Mark O'Donnell at 09:00

BUILDING A NEW HOME? BE AWARE OF COSTLY MISTAKES

Planning on buying land to build your new home? Click the heading above and learn how to avoid a couple of mistakes that could end up costing you.
Written by Hamish Murray at 09:00

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

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