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You’ve been appointed an attorney – now what?

Enduring powers of attorney are very important. We recommend these to all our clients, regardless of their age or circumstance. It is now a requirement that anyone signing an enduring power of attorney (the Donor) receives legal advice before they sign. However, the person being appointed as the attorney doesn ...

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The end of 90 day trial periods, for some.

The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) has received royal assent, meaning it has passed into law. Some provisions of the Act have taken effect already, with the remainder to take effect on 6 May this year.

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Significant changes proposed to employer-supported work visas

New Zealand Immigration Update: February 2019.
The New Zealand government is proposing significant changes to the employer-assisted work visa framework. This immigration update is intended to give a brief overview of the key proposed changes. Further updates will follow, when this consultation period closes, and as new policies are implemented.

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Centralised Visa Lodgement

New Zealand Immigration Update: January 2019
Immigration New Zealand is looking to centralise all visa lodgement services, within New Zealand. Visa applications will shortly all be directed to Auckland's National Documentation Office (NaDO).

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Holiday pay

New Zealand Immigration update: December 2018. This update is for employers enforcing a mandatory close-down period over the Christmas break, and who hire migrant workers on temporary entry visas.

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Delayed Processing Times

New Zealand Immigration Update: December 2018.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is currently receiving high volumes of visa applications. As a result, they have signalled delayed processing times, through 2019.

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Subdivision: are you affected?

The answer to this question may depend on whether you think you might want to develop your land by dividing it into saleable lots, or just happen to live in the vicinity of a proposed subdivision.

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