Insights

Anti-Money Laundering
The #101 of AML Compliance (Anti-Money Laundering)
Gibson Sheat's obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation.
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Immigration
Active Investor Plus Visa
Are you seeking a pathway to becoming a New Zealand permanent resident?
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Commercial
Gibson Sheat Invests in Future Leaders
Two Senior Associates, Tenille Burnside and Nicola Peak join Gibson Sheat's future leadership team. 
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Construction
Is Trading Under A Company Name Worth The Hassle?
No tradie wants to lie awake at night worrying whether a faulty pipe crimp or an incorrectly installed flashing could lead to the loss of their family home, marriage and the boat.
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sport
Performance reviews - Top Tips for your Sport Organisiation

What is a performance review and how should your organisation prepare?

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Incorporated Societies
Preparing for your AGM
An Annual General Meeting, also known as an AGM, is a meeting of the general membership held once a year by many sport and recreation organisations. Requirements for an AGM vary from organisation to organisation. If you’re an incorporated society, you will need to hold at least one general meeting a year, at which your members will approve the society’s annual financial statements. At an AGM you may also elect members for your committee and approve any changes to your rules or constitution
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Employment
Understanding The Fair Pay Agreements Bill
The Fair Pay Agreements Bill (“the Bill”) provides a framework for employee unions and employer representatives of a specific industry or occupation to bargain fair pay agreements (“FPAs”).
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Trusts
Trusts Act 2019 – What information needs to be provided to beneficiaries?

The new Trusts Act 2019 (“the Act”) introduces a presumption that the trustees of a trust must make available “basic” trust information to the beneficiaries of a trust.

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Employment
Children were employees at Gloriavale
The Employment Court has ruled that three members of the Gloriavale Christian community were employees not volunteers
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Property
If you have an Airbnb in New Zealand, do you need Resource Consent?
Recently, the Christchurch City Council announced changes to their District Plan which require STA operators to apply for a resource consent provided specified criteria is met.
 
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Incorporated Societies
A new Incorporated Societies Act, what it means for sport organisations?
All incorporated societies will need to make changes to their constitution in order to comply with the Act.
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Trusts
Removal and appointment of trustees who have lost capacity
The Trusts Act 2019 sets out a streamlined process to follow when a trustee loses capacity and needs to be removed and/or replaced.
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Disciplinary
When are you officially functus?
The High Court recently considered whether a Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) of the Teaching Council could revisit a decision it had made on a complaint about a teacher. 
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Employment
Public holidays when you're on ACC - who pays?
Should employers pay workers who are off work on ACC for public holidays? 
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sport
Supporting gender diversity through governance structures
It's always a good time to reflect on the diversity of your organisation and how you can take steps through governance to provide opportunities for females in your organisation.
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