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EQC to provide cover to on-sold over-cap earthquake-damaged properties in Christchurch
EQC will make an ex gratia payment to cover the cost of repair for purchasers of these earthquake-damaged properties.
New Zealand
24 Aug 2019
Agricultural emissions – Options for consultation
The Government is seeking feedback on its discussion documents setting out preferred policies on agricultural emissions.
New Zealand
9 Aug 2019
Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act granted royal assent
The amendment act significantly impacts on the rights and obligations of both landlords and three areas.
New Zealand
8 Aug 2019
Recreational access to land – how is this affected by health and safety?
WorkSafe has clarified that the HSWA does not cover injuries that happen as a result of doing a recreational activity.
New Zealand
19 Jul 2019
Agricultural emissions
The ministry and primary sector leaders have released discussion papers and policies dealing with agricultural emissions.
New Zealand
17 Jul 2019
Judgment summary: Xu v IAG New Zealand Ltd (SC 47/2018) [2019] NZSC 68: earthquake damage and property insurance
A policy of property insurance is personal and cannot be assigned to purchasers without the consent of the insurers.
New Zealand
8 Jul 2019
What is the purpose of a LIM (Land Information Memorandum) report?
When purchasing a property, obtaining a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) report from the council is strongly recommended.
New Zealand
22 Jun 2019
An overview of mortgagee sales
Mortgagee sales offer a chance to buy a cheaper property but require thorough due diligence before signing the contract.
New Zealand
22 Jun 2019
Rental property standards
Where the rental cannot lawfully be used for residential purposes a tenant may apply for rent to be repaid.
New Zealand
19 Jun 2019
Parliament passes the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Act 2018
This Act aims to help Cantabrians resolve outstanding residential insurance claims from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
New Zealand
31 May 2019
Significant changes are coming to the Building Act - what do you need to know?
Article discusses 3 key outcomes for the industry and the 5 different sections of changes proposed to achieve these outcomes.
New Zealand
24 Apr 2019
Mainzeal directors liable for reckless trading - what could this mean for other directors?
This Mainzeal decision should be carefully considered by anyone currently holding or contemplating a directorship.
New Zealand
12 Apr 2019
Court of Appeal rules that leaky building claims against James Hardie can proceed
Claimants alleged that JH building products were defective, not watertight, and did not comply with building standards.
New Zealand
26 Dec 2018
High Court to rule on RMA status of farming land covered by big floods
Is land on floodplains and areas covered by big floods - within the "bed" of the "river" for the purposes of the RMA?
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Forestry update - National environmental standards for plantation forestry
These standards will resolve differences in planning rules implemented by regional councils and territorial authorities.
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 review
A discussion document provided for a review of the act and considered Fonterra's role in the New Zealand dairy industry.
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Forestry update - Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) - forestry for carbon credits
The 2018 ETS Review focussed on some key proposals to help improve this afforestation scheme for market participants.
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Mycoplasma bovis disease eradication programme in NZ – Spring 2018 bulk milk testing update
Preliminary findings are positive, but farmers must stay vigilant in farm biosecurity practices and NAIT record keeping.
New Zealand
17 Dec 2018
Unit title developments – adding real value
This article identifies some key areas where real value can be added to both new and existing unit title developments.
New Zealand
1 Nov 2018
Waimea Nurseries Limited v Director-General for Primary Industries [2018] NZHC 2183: Biosecurity regime
Key issues were whether the trees were "unauthorised goods" and if the seizure and containment orders were reasonable.
New Zealand
17 Sep 2018
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