New fees and forms are introduced with small changes to service requirements due to recent amendments to the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003. 

The Supreme Court’s decision of David Browne Contractors Ltd v Petterson [2017] NZSC 116 was released this earlier week.  The Supreme Court has held that “due debts” in the voidable transactions regime (s292 of the Companies Act 1993) includes both present and contingent debts. 

On 1 August 2017 the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill was introduced into Parliament and amongst other changes increases the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunal from $15,000 to $30,000.  

Property Law

In the 1870’s the Government sought to gain access to land in the District. Its vision was to create a township that would be the gateway to a thermal wonderland including the world-renowned Pink and White Terraces.

Minister for the Environment Nick Smith announced on 9 August 2017 that the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014 (NPSFM) would be amended and gazetted on 10 August 2017.  This represents the third set of amendments to the NPSFM since it was first gazetted in 2011 and then replaced in 2014.

The government announced funding yesterday for freshwater improvement projects totalling $44M, with over $8M of that going to projects in the Bay of Plenty region.

Holland Beckett is pleased to reveal its new brand following a refresh of its core values.

The new brand was developed by design company phd3, following an exercise which Louise Beard of FORWARD conducted with the firm and its people to articulate the core values of the firm.

Asset Protection

This article focuses on actions people can take to increase the effectiveness of a residential care subsidy through reducing the value of their assets.

Property Law

The new Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 came into force on 1 January 2017 and aims to ensure increased safety around swimming pools.

Property Law

A construction project might be a multi-million dollar commercial complex, a modest residential renovation or something in between, but there are similarities in the reasons why the project is a success or failure.

The Government is proposing new legislation to introduce Urban Development Authorities (UDAs). The proposal focuses around urban development projects – these are not limited to residential and can be in greenfield or brownfield areas.

Employment Law

As an employer, you have an obligation under the Immigration Act 2009 to check if a potential employee has the legal right to work for you in New Zealand.