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No Jab, No Job?

August 24th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

No Jab, No Job?

We’ve put together some helpful questions and answers about the vaccine and employment rights.

 
Client focus continues to drive new appointments at Gibson Sheat in 2021

June 1st, 2021 Gibson Sheat

Client focus continues to drive new appointments at Gibson Sheat in 2021

At Gibson Sheat we’re focussed on delivering the best possible outcomes for our clients. The way we do that is by attracting and retaining the best people to ensure that our clients have access to the right advice when they want it.
 
Changes afoot in the housing market

May 31st, 2021 Tom Fitall

Changes afoot in the housing market

The Government has announced substantial changes that will affect both property investors and first home buyers. The key changes are summarised in this article

 
Work or Special Licence, otherwise known as a Limited Licence.

May 28th, 2021 Cody Houlahan

Work or Special Licence, otherwise known as a Limited Licence.

If you have been disqualified from driving, you may be eligible to apply for a special licence or work licence, otherwise known as a limited licence.

 
New Privacy Act – Do you know your obligations?

May 10th, 2021 Laura Ridenton

New Privacy Act – Do you know your obligations?

It's Privacy Week this week 10-14 May.  
 
Coming soon to a Club near you – the new Incorporated Societies Bill

April 28th, 2021 Tenille Burnside

Coming soon to a Club near you – the new Incorporated Societies Bill

The Incorporated Societies Bill 2021 is now making its way through Parliament.  Replacing the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. It is set to clarify and modernise the law concerning societies and will impact all of New Zealand’s 24,000 clubs and societies.

 
Changes to the Food Act

August 31st, 2018 Gibson Sheat

Changes to the Food Act

The Food Act 2014 has been amended recently.  The key change to the Act is the introduction of a scale assessing the level of food health and safety risk for each business dealing with food...
 
A Review of Labour's 100 Day Plan

June 18th, 2018 Gibson Sheat

A Review of Labour's 100 Day Plan

Before the election, the Labour Party laid out a plan with 18 key goals to achieve within their first 100 days in office (“100-day Plan”). So, what progress has been made...
 
Throwing Away Money? Extended Warranties & Consumer Guarantees Act

December 12th, 2017 Gibson Sheat

Throwing Away Money? Extended Warranties & Consumer Guarantees Act

You are buying a shiny new top-of-the-range television with a two year warranty. The salesperson asks if you would like an extended five year warranty for only $249.95 extra. Sounds sensible, right?
 
Who is the Ombudsman and what does he do?

February 27th, 2017 Gibson Sheat

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.
 
What is the Queen's Chain?

February 27th, 2017 Gibson Sheat

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.
 
Is rugby going soft? - The new high tackle laws explained

February 10th, 2017 Richard Gordon

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

Richard Gordon works in the Sports Law team at Gibson Sheat. He is a current first-class national referee, Wellington’s number one club referee, and the resident in-house rugby laws expert. He has spent the last two years refereeing the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship throughout the provinces, from Westport to Ruatoria.
 
Net Migration

October 3rd, 2016 Gibson Sheat

Net Migration

Recently, New Zealand has witnessed record high net migration. In the May 2016 year, 68,400 non-New Zealand citizens have migrated to New Zealand.  Unsurprisingly, therefore, the media has been filled with reports on net migration and its effects on New Zealand’s economy; in particular the coincidental rise in house prices.
 
"Click Agree" Agreements

October 3rd, 2016 Gibson Sheat

"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; all with the simple click of your mouse or swipe of your finger.
 
Buying a vehicle - is there money owing?

March 18th, 2016 Gibson Sheat

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.