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Private Development Agreements

Wanting to develop but there doesn’t seem to be infrastructure available? A development agreement is a useful tool to assist in timeframes and obligations between development and the local authority.
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All good in the hood

In the alcohol licensing process, it is important to understand how a locality can impact alcohol licence applications. This article discusses how the “amenity and good order” of the locality is relevant in the licence application.
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Retentions under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 – Changes are Coming

The loopholes in the Act’s retentions regime are about to tighten. Contractors are set to face an increased administrative burden when managing retentions. There will also be significant consequences if the Act is not complied with. In this article Building and Construction Expert, Karen Shaw, outlines the changes that are currently being considered by Parliament.
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Harkness Henry and Cambridge Law join forces

We’re delighted to share that Harkness Henry is extending our ability to service local clients across the Mighty Waikato. The great team at Cambridge Law will join the Harkness Henry family and brand from 1 April this year adding to our existing offices in Hamilton and Paeroa with a new Harkness Henry office at 57 Queen St, Cambridge.
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Issues to consider and steps to take when winding up a trust

In deciding whether to wind up a trust the trustees should take into account the circumstances of the beneficiaries of the trust, the terms of the trust deed and obtain legal and tax advice. This article sets out some of the reasons why you may want to wind up a trust, matters that should be checked before winding up a trust, and the steps that need to be taken to wind up a trust.
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New war on NIMBYs

New Zealand’s urban areas could look very different in the coming years because of sweeping townhouse bill passes into law.
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