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Coalition negotiations – the factors which will matter388423/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.If New Zealand First ends up with the balance of power after the elections, as current polls suggest, we may have to wait until 12 October to know what the next government will look like. That is when the final count will be delivered to the Governor-General and is the deadline Winston Peters has set himself. 23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.If New Zealand First ends up with the balance of power after the elections, as current polls suggest, we may have to wait until 12 October to know what the next government will htmlFalseaspx
Productivity Commission charts path to low carbon economy387622/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Productivity Commission has taken the gloves off in its issues paper on making the shift to a low emissions economy, saying that the journey will not be easy and that our current response is not strong enough.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The Productivity Commission has taken the gloves off in its issues paper on making the shift to a low emissions economy, saying that the journey will not be easy and that our htmlFalseaspx
Trusts Bill - long gestation, for good reason387415/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Trusts Bill began with a Law Commission report in November 2010 and finally made it into the House this month – a long gestation but with good reason. Trust law is hard to get right because of the need for flexibility and – in this case – because of the ambition of the task being taken on. Inevitably, the Bill will be a work in progress and further refinement will be required. 23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The Trusts Bill began with a Law Commission report in November 2010 and finally made it into the House this month – a long gestation but with good reason Trust law is hard to get 498htmlFalseaspx
Health and safety liability risks in earthquake-prone building regime387014/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and employers need to be aware of.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and employers need to be aware of 341htmlFalseaspx
A new system to address earthquake-prone buildings38819/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The timeframes for strengthening earthquake-prone buildings and the standards which must be achieved, all of which came into force on 1 July 2017 by way of amendments to the Building Act 2004 (Building Act), are much as expected.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The timeframes for strengthening earthquake-prone buildings and the standards which must be achieved, all of which came into force on 1 July 2017 by way of amendments to the htmlFalseaspx
Anti-cartel legislation now passed but criminal sanctions gone38829/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is now passed, almost six years after its introduction. Most of the amendments come into force immediately. The provisions which would have imposed criminal sanctions for cartel conduct have been dropped.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is now passed, almost six years after its introduction Most of the amendments come into force immediately htmlFalseaspx
Financial adviser reforms underway38548/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill is now before Parliament. Expectations are that the Bill will be passed by mid-2018 and in force by May 2019. No date has yet been set for submissions. 23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) is now before Parliament Expectations are that the Bill will be passed by mid-2018 and in force by May 2019 927htmlFalseaspx
Supreme Court clarifies solvency test38568/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.The Supreme Court this week provided clarification on the extent to which a disputed damages claim should be taken into account when deciding whether a “company is unable to pay its due debts”.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.The Supreme Court this week provided clarification on the extent to which a disputed damages claim should be taken into account when deciding whether a “company is unable to pay 1055htmlFalseaspx
New annual report notification regulations passed38267/08/2017 12:00:00 p.m.New regulations taking effect will reduce the need for listed companies to distribute notices in relation to their annual reports.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.New regulations taking effect tomorrow will reduce the need for listed companies to distribute notices in relation to their annual reports Any NZX listed company may comply with 524htmlFalseaspx
Chapman Tripp submissions on Taxation Bill384825/07/2017 12:00:00 p.m.​​Chapman Tripp has recommended a number of improvements to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017-18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill.23/08/2017 7:18:44 a.m.Chapman Tripp has recommended a number of improvements to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017-18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill 556htmlFalseaspx