A New Direction for Environmental Issues

The Minister for the Enviornment, Nick Smith announced last week a new direction for enviornmental issues...

Social Media and the Workplace

In this rapidly expanding digital age, employers should spare a thought for how communication by employees via social media can create implications within the workplace.

Te Ture Whenua Maori Reform - Submissions due by 7 August 2015

The proposed Bill, if passed, will become the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 2015.

The Kiwifruit Claim – Get on board by 9 October

The claim seeks to recover losses suffered by growers, attributable to the effects of Psa.

Casual Employment

What are the characteristics of casual employment?

Upcoming Changes to the RMA and Resource Consent Processes

The upcoming changes to the RMA affect the resource consent process and alter the timeframes in which resource consent decisions are processed.

Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

The new Financial Markets Conduct Act (“Act”) has changed the way in which disclosure in the financial markets sector is made.

Unit Titles Act 2010 Disclosure Regime

Despite the Unit Titles Act 2010 being in force for over four years, the disclosure regime is still misunderstood and misapplied.

Papakāinga development

The recently announced Māori Housing Strategy cites planning restrictions as a key aspect of why Māori are under represented in housing ownership.

New Drink Driving Limits

From 1 December 2014 the alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over lowers from 400 mcg of alcohol per litre of breath to 250mcg.