March 28, 2016

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill – A Look At The Changes For Landlords & Tenants

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 3 December 2015, and with it came a number of interesting proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies […]
March 28, 2016

Gift Vouchers – What Happens If The Business Goes Into Receivership?

It is an unfortunate reality of business that businesses fail.   When this happens, it can affect a wide range of different parties and their ability to […]
March 28, 2016

Buying A Vehicle – Is There Money Owing?

If you are in the process of purchasing a vehicle privately, it is very important to check that there is no money owing on it. This […]
December 7, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Update

In October 2015, the final form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (‘TPPA’) was agreed upon in principle by the trade representatives for each of the 12 […]
December 7, 2015

Alcohol Control

It is not an offence per se to have alcohol in a public place.  It is however, an offence to breach council bylaws. Each council makes […]
June 10, 2015

Trade & Trader’s Obligations When Selling Online

Online auction websites (like TradeMe) can be an easy stepping-stone towards starting or growing a business. The systems are already in place and there are relatively […]
March 9, 2015

An Overview Of The Foreign Account Compliance Act

The Foreign Account Compliance Act (‘FATCA’) is legislation of the United States of America, passed in March 2010 by the US Congress. FATCA is a mechanism […]
June 10, 2014

Consumer Law Reforms – What It Means For You

Consumer law is changing in New Zealand and some of the changes have already taken effect. In early December 2013, the long awaited Consumer Law Reform […]
November 27, 2013

Extended Warranties & The Consumer Guarantees Act – Are You Throwing Away Your Money?

You are buying a shiny new top-of-the-range television with a 2 year warranty. The salesperson asks if you would like an extended 5 year warranty for […]