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Land covenants - check before you purchase a property

Monday, 2 July 2018

Author: Annette Edwards

Before you purchase a property, it is important to check the title to the property to see if there are any land covenants registered. The land covenants may contain restrictions, for example, on what you can build on the property and how you may use the property. Read more

Pohutukawa punishment includes prison….

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Author: Pervinder Kaur

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a custodial sentence (prison) issued by the lower court for environmental breaches. The case explored the actions of a developer and his systemic disregard for the protection measures provided for pōhutukawa and tōtara trees in the Operative Auckland District Plan and Unitary Plan. Read more

The Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill – what's the fuss?

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Author: S-J Davies

It has been calculated that 110,000 incidents last year would have qualified under the domestic violence document heads covered under the Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill. This is probably a conservative estimate due to under-reporting. The explanatory note to the Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill says it aims is to support victims to stay in paid employment, provide protection from discrimination in the workplace, and enable victims to maintain domestic and economic stability to assist them to find a pathway out of violence. The Opposition has raised concerns about its impact, particularly on small businesses and say it is not a cure-all. What will be the implications for the workplace? Read more