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Resident director requirements: What does it take to ‘live in New Zealand’?

Resident director requirements: What does it take to ‘live in New Zealand’?

The High Court has now released a decision that provides guidance on the Companies Act resident director requirement. When looking at whether a director 'lives in New Zealand' for the purposes of the Companies Act, the Registrar of Companies has been using a tax law threshold of 183 days physically spent in New Zealand in a year.

By Michael Finucane - 8 Aug 2016

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OIO consent granted for school ipads

OIO consent granted for school ipads

Craig Nelson was interviewed by Radio Live's Mark Sainsbury yesterday on the reasons OIO consent was granted in return for school ipads or, as Mark put, it "beads and blankets".

By Craig Nelson - 18 May 2016

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Recent court decision has major implications for family trusts

Recent court decision has major implications for family trusts

The Supreme Court, our highest court, just released an important judgment regarding family trusts.

By Andrew Steele - 13 Apr 2016

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Insights from the latest OIO decisions

Insights from the latest OIO decisions

The OIO has just released decision sheets on consents granted in February.

By Craig Nelson - 11 Apr 2016

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Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

Martelli McKegg welcomes new property partner

We are delighted to announce a new partner to our property team. Elise Markwick advises on commercial property and business transactions including associated banking, finance and leasing and on private client property and trust law matters.

By Melissa Clark - 7 Apr 2016

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New Associate

New Associate

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Lesley Thomson to Associate. This appointment reflects Lesley's level of experience and commitment to the firm.

By Melissa Clark - 6 Apr 2016

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Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

Spam - no laughing matter for SMEs

A Monty Python sketch once described the canned meat product Spam as ubiquitous, inescapable and tasting horrible. Years later, this portrayal has meant that 'spam' now dually refers to all manner of unsolicited, undesired, or illegal email messages.

By Matt O'Neale - 1 Apr 2016

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What's your biggest workplace risk? It could be stress

What's your biggest workplace risk? It could be stress

The new Health and Safety at Work Act comes into force on 4 April 2016. Under the new Act there is a greater focus on employers proactively identifying and managing risks.

By Claire Mansell - 7 Mar 2016

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OIO approvals secured by school donations

OIO approvals secured by school donations

Recent Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approvals show that making donations to local schools can help overseas investors obtain consent to invest in New Zealand.

By Craig Nelson - 4 Mar 2016

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Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Crackdown on Telco unfair terms

Do you use standard form consumer contracts in your business? If you have not yet had your contracts reviewed for compliance with unfair contract terms, we suggest that you get in touch with us before the Commerce Commission gets in touch with you.

By Claire Barron - 18 Feb 2016

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