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The Rock

The RockOn 22 February 2011 Christchurch and its surrounding area was shaken by New Zealand's most destructive earthquake since Napier in 1931. The quake was centred on the Port Hills suburb of Heathcote, known to many simply as The Valley. Anthony Russell, Martelli McKegg's employment law expert comes from The Valley. His thoughts on the lead up to the 22 February earthquake and its effect can be read here.

By - 23 Mar 2011 - 3 comments

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Reaching the RWC audience might be harder than you think

Reaching the RWC audience might be harder than you think

New Zealand's greatest sporting event, the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC), will soon be here. It appears to be a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand businesses to capitalise on the hype and drum up some extra business for themselves. But doing so may be more difficult than many hope.

By Melissa Higham - 3 Mar 2011

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The Regulatory Reform Bill - slashing red tape for business

The Regulatory Reform Bill - slashing red tape for business

The Regulatory Reform Bill, designed to slash red tape and remove unnecessary requirements for businesses passed its first reading last week.

By Melissa Higham - 28 Feb 2011

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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

Significant changes to employment legislation

By Claire Mansell - 11 Feb 2011

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One year into the new District Courts Rules

One year into the new District Courts Rules

New District Courts Rules have been in force since November 2009. They aimed to make the Court more accessible to the public with simplified language, processes and forms. It was expected that lawyers' input would decrease as a result, with associated savings for litigants. Looking back one year on, it seems the Rules have delivered on two key fronts.

By Claire Mansell - 10 Feb 2011

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Is the Council liable for leaky homes?

Is the Council liable for leaky homes?

The Supreme Court has released its long-awaited decision on leaky homes.  This newsletter summarises the law around leaky homes and the effect of recent decisions.

By Andrew Steele - 28 Jan 2011

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Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

Finance company not liable for oppressive Blue Chip scheme

The Supreme Court has found GE Finance not liable for its role in financing Mr and Mrs Bartle's failed Blue Chip investment.

By Tony Johnson - 5 Jan 2011

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Leaky Home Scheme

Leaky Home Scheme

A scheme to help owners of leaky homes has been proposed by Government.  The scheme is expected to come into force early in 2011.

By Andrew Steele - 11 Nov 2010

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Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill

Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment BillThe Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill is intended to deter file sharing copyright  infringement. It has recently been reported on at select committee level.

By Mike Worsnop - 8 Nov 2010 - 1 comment

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Immigration Act

Immigration Act

A new Immigration Act comes into force on 29 November, simplifying the immigration process and improving enforcement powers. Two important changes are to the obligations on employers and sponsors.

By Claire Barron - 5 Nov 2010

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