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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.

 
Later life relationships

April 16th, 2021 Sharon Burnet

Later life relationships

Children and finances appear to be the top two challenges that may keep an older couple from a long term relationship.

 
Employment agreement essentials

March 31st, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Employment agreement essentials

All employment agreements should be in writing and they must contain certain clauses under s65 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Employers need to ensure they get this right...

Topics: Employment
 
COVID-19:  No Jab, No Job?

March 18th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

COVID-19: No Jab, No Job?

We’ve put together some helpful questions and answers about the covid-19 vaccine and employment rights.

 
Residential Care Subsidy, Family Trusts and Deprivation of Assets and Income: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 14th, 2021 Bryce Williams

Residential Care Subsidy, Family Trusts and Deprivation of Assets and Income: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When a person needs rest home or hospital care, and their assets are taken into consideration to determine whether they are eligible for a Residential Care Subsidy (RCS).
 
Transparency and clarity key requirements for changes to the Holidays Act 2003

February 24th, 2021 Nikki Farrell

Transparency and clarity key requirements for changes to the Holidays Act 2003

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Holidays Act Taskforce regarding amendments to simplify the Holidays Act 2003. It expects to have legislation enacted by early 2022. 
Topics: Employment
 
A tribute to a New Zealand icon

January 22nd, 2021 Gibson Sheat

A tribute to a New Zealand icon

Remembering William (Bill) Newton Sheat...

[Photo: Bill Sheat with Justice Minister Doug Graham in 1994, with the Certificare of Incorporation of the first Company IN New Zealand to be registered under the new Companies Act 1993, which came into force on 1 July 1994.]

Topics: News
 
End of an era

January 20th, 2021 Gibson Sheat

End of an era

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Bill Sheat.
(1/5/1930 - 20/1/2021)
 
Topics: News
 
Christmas hours

December 3rd, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Christmas hours

Our final day for 2020 is Wednesday, 23 December. All offices will be open again from Tuesday, 5 January 2021.
Topics: News
 
Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

October 1st, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Gibson Sheat welcomes a new partner

We are delighted to announce the addition of Malcolm Galloway to the Gibson Sheat whānau.

Malcolm will be based in our Lower Hutt office.
Topics: News
 
Claire Byrne has been appointed Chair of Gibson Sheat

September 22nd, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Claire Byrne has been appointed Chair of Gibson Sheat

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Byrne as the firm’s new Chair, effective 21 September 2020
Topics: News
 
Thinking of subleasing? What you need to know

August 17th, 2020 Matthew Joyce & Tom Fitall

Thinking of subleasing? What you need to know

Subleasing may be an option as businesses consider reducing the amount of office space they require in the new COVID-19 world. But what do you need to know before jumping on the sublease wagon?
Topics: COVID-19 , Property
 
Investor Visa – A Pathway to NZ Permanent Residency

August 14th, 2020 John Steel

Investor Visa – A Pathway to NZ Permanent Residency


So you want to move to NZ?

If you’re fit & healthy, of good character, have funds to invest, and love the outdoors, then this article may be of interest to you.

Topics: Immigration
 
Do you collect personal information?

July 8th, 2020 Richard Gordon

Do you collect personal information?

The Privacy Act 2020 is scheduled to come into effect on 1 December 2020, and it is important that businesses and organisations are ready – find out what your obligations are

 
Aimee McGowan is our newest Associate

May 28th, 2020 Gibson Sheat

Aimee McGowan is our newest Associate

Congratulations to Aimee on her well-deserved promotion!

Topics: News