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General Interest

27 Feb 2017

What is the Queen's Chain?

Well it's not some fancy piece jewellery owned by Her Majesty. It describes the kilometres of Crown land which exists throughout New Zealand to provide the public with access to coastlines, rivers, lakes and native bush. However, there is a large amount of private land not subject to the Queen's Chain.
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27 Feb 2017

Who is the Ombudsman and what does he do?

The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent authority which handles complaints and investigates New Zealand’s government agencies.
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27 Feb 2017

Small passenger services - a review of the law

The introduction of services such as Uber has exposed some some gaps in our law governing passenger services. The Land Transport Amendment Bill endeavours to address these gaps and update the legislation to accommodate new business models.
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10 Feb 2017

Is rugby going soft? - the new high tackle laws explained


World Rugby introduced new tackle laws on 1 January 2017, but what has really changed?  Read more

3 Oct 2016

"Click Agree" Agreements

If you have FaceBook, a smart phone, or have you brought goods or services online, then you have likely entered into an enforceable contract with a simple click...  Read more

3 Oct 2016

Net Migration

 In the May 2016 year, 68,400 non-New Zealand citizens have migrated to New Zealand.  Read more

18 Mar 2016

Buying a vehicle - is there money owing?

If you are purchasing a motor vehicle privately, it is very important to check that there is no money owing on it.
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25 Feb 2014

A new Incorporated Societies Act - what could it mean for our organisations?

This efficiency of The Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is being threatened by the Law Commission’s proposals to repeal and replace the Act.

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12 Dec 2013

Are you throwing money away? - Extended warranties and the Consumer Guarantees Act

Is an extended five year warranty 'for only $249.95' a good investment?
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13 May 2013

Food standards

The Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act (‘the Act’), enacted in 1991, established a joint body known as Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

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30 Sep 2012

The Accident Compensation Corporation - What is it?

A New Zealand Crown Entity set up under the Accident Compensation Act 2001, The ACC is responsible for providing accident insurance for all personal injuries...

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