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HOME BUYERS GUIDE - Buying off the plans

January 13th, 2022 James Wilkinson

HOME BUYERS GUIDE - Buying off the plans

PART ONE -
What is buying off the plans and what do I need to think about? 
 
End of Life Choice Act: understanding the process

December 14th, 2021 Marcia Read

End of Life Choice Act: understanding the process

The End of Life Choice Act 2019 (the Act) came into effect on 7 November 2021. Read more about the intricacies of the Act and what it means in practice.
 
Gibson Sheat Christmas Donations

December 11th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat Christmas Donations

Every year, Gibson Sheat staff nominate charities that they have worked with or seen doing amazing things in our communities.
 
Gibson Sheat Welcomes a New Partner - Helen Brown

December 3rd, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat Welcomes a New Partner - Helen Brown

Helen Brown will join Gibson Sheat’s Litigation and Construction teams from December 6, working alongside Partners Edward Cox, Dahl Calder, Finn Collins & Jared Holt.

 
Covid-19 Legislation update - Workplace Issues

November 26th, 2021 Mike Gould

Covid-19 Legislation update - Workplace Issues

We’ve heard the commentary, read the media articles, and mused over it with acquaintances – but what do the new government changes really mean for employers?
 
Taxes on utes rules

November 25th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Taxes on utes rules

The Government is taking action in line with the advice of the Climate Change Commission to increase uptake of low emission vehicles by introducing a range of measures that will help meet New Zealand’s 2050 carbon neutral target.
 
Employment: Trial vs. probationary periods - what is the difference?

November 25th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Employment: Trial vs. probationary periods - what is the difference?

Trial and probationary periods look very similar and are used for similar reasons but they are fundamentally different.
 
Brawling on and off-site – the costly effect of finger-pointing between trades

November 17th, 2021 Finn Collins

Brawling on and off-site – the costly effect of finger-pointing between trades

It always seems fashionable for the builder to blame someone else when things go wrong.
 
Case Study: Minimum wage impacts on workers in lockdown

November 16th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Case Study: Minimum wage impacts on workers in lockdown

At times it feels like a distant memory, but for some people, the battle over lost wages from Covid-19 lockdowns has continued long after the country felt it was getting back to normal…the first time.
 
Buyer beware when you're buying off the plans

November 3rd, 2021 Carolyn Hintz

Buyer beware when you're buying off the plans

Buying off-the-plans is becoming increasingly popular as buyers see the benefit in new builds which comply with the latest healthy home regulations, attract lower mortgage rates, and which enjoy certain tax benefits.
 
Resource Management Changes and Intensified Development - Do you want a land covenant?

October 29th, 2021 Matthew Joyce

Resource Management Changes and Intensified Development - Do you want a land covenant?

Recently we wrote about the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act: this is expected to permit intensified developments across much of New Zealand.
 
Employment Webinar - Vaccinations and your employees

October 28th, 2021 Mike Gould

Employment Webinar - Vaccinations and your employees

Join Gibson Sheat's Employment Team of Mike Gould and Nikki Farrell as they discuss the New Zealand regulations around vaccination in the workplace.
 
October 2021 Changes to Resource Management in Main Centres

October 27th, 2021 McKenzie Rogers

October 2021 Changes to Resource Management in Main Centres

On 19 October 2021, the NZ Government introduced changes to resource management to remove resource consent requirements for certain medium density developments in main centres.
 
Commercial rent relief if you didn't think you could get it

October 19th, 2021 McKenzie Rogers

Commercial rent relief if you didn't think you could get it

What if your business can't get rent relief under your commercial lease terms?

Government help could be on the way!
 
Our  Masterton office has a temporary new home

October 3rd, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Our Masterton office has a temporary new home

Over the weekend of 2-3 October our Masterton office moved to 40 Perry Street
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