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Healthy Rivers Plan Change – What you need to know

Friday, 7 July 2017

Author: Pervinder Kaur

Water quality has consistently been identified as the key issue for the people of the Waikato region for the past two decades. Healthy River Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 is the bold response to addressing the complex issue of water quality. This plan change will affect all dairy farmers and communities in the Waikato and Waipa catchments. Read more

Gifting and residential care subsidies

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Author: Jillene Peters

From 1 October 2011 a change in The Tax Administration Act saw the abolition of gift duty. While this means that you can now transfer property freely without incurring gift duty, you do need to be aware of the implications of making large gifts, because the law relating to eligibility for residential care subsidies under the Social Security Act has not changed. Read more

Is Expert Determination a suitable alternative to litigation for you?

Friday, 16 June 2017

Author: Tim Burtenshaw

Parties to a dispute always focus on what needs to be decided. The parties should also focus on how the decision should be made. This article reviews the way in which the parties should go about considering whether Expert Determination is an appropriate form of dispute resolution for them. Read more