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Be Proactive! – Influence Local Government Changes

Friday, 18 May 2018

Author: Dr. Joan Forret

Changes to regional and district plan rules can impact all aspects of our daily lives including our working environment. Rural landowners need to be particularly aware of the potential for district and regional plan controls on their farming activities and should not rely on existing use rights to protect those activities. By combining into interest groups and incorporated societies, landowner groups can fully participate in plan change processes as a means of protecting their businesses against unnecessary or unreasonable compliance costs. Read more

Dr Joan Forret appointed to the University of Waikato Council

Friday, 11 May 2018


Harkness Henry is pleased to announce the ministerial appointment of Dr Joan Forret as a new member of the Waikato University Council. Read more

A Trap for Businesses on the Sale of Motor Vehicles

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Author: Paul Middlemiss

Did you know that unless one of the limited exceptions in the Motor Vehicle Sales Act 2003 applies, if your business in any period of 12 consecutive months sells more than 6 motor vehicles, for example to staff or to any related company, other than via a registered motor vehicle trader (dealer), the Registrar of Motor Vehicle Traders will require you to register under that Act as a motor vehicle trader or face prosecution? Read more