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Focus on Napier: the sunshine city that keeps on growing

Focus on Napier: the sunshine city that keeps on growing

Art Deco buildings and festivals, tip-top beaches, endless sun, a sporting culture, nearby vineyards, and a varied community are among many of Napier’s attributes. Which provides plenty of temptation for lawyers to take up jobs in the city or stay where they are. There’s all sorts for people of all types, and…

Te reo Māori, kei a ia anō tōna ake whakahua

Correct pronunciation of kupu Maori is essential when learning te reo Maori or developing your understanding of the language. You cannot simply pronounce te reo Maori kupu like you would pronounce them in English, they have a different sound and a different way they fit with other vowels and consonants.…

The Innovators: Helen Mackay, Juno Legal Director and lawyer

LawFest organiser Andrew King continues a series of interviews with key legal professionals with their innovation and technology stories.

Inland Revenue targets "dividend stripping"

The IRD’s crackdown on what it regards as tax avoidance is encroaching further into areas which have, in the past, been considered normal business practice. Its latest target is “dividend stripping”, creating a scenario where all forms of corporate restructuring, even those with a clear commercial purpose, could be struck down…

International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand

This is a unique contribution of informative and critical essays on the effects of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in this country. Comprising 232 pages, including the table of contents, index and a copy of the Declaration (as an appendix), the book provides an overview…

Tesla Model S P100D

You may well know a few things already about Tesla vehicles: battery powered; semi-autonomous; rumours of a Ludicrous mode; made by a company founded by a guy who founded a company that can simultaneously land multiple used space rockets; made by a company founded by a guy with a bit…

Adding significant value to client relationships

Professional advisers are often surprised to discover how many people get great fulfillment from personal giving. There is no doubt that presenting knowledgeable options on how to give well can be of significant benefit to lawyer-client relationships. The days of giving to charity by dropping money in a bucket or sponsoring…

Denver — a work in progress

Denver, the capital and main city of the mountain state of Colorado, is a large and growing city stuck in the middle of nowhere with a fierce local pride and seemingly much to be proud about. It’s also a city in transition and is grappling with the problems that come with…

The new defence of responsible communication on a matter public interest

Last month, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in Durie v Gardiner. The judgment has caused quite a stir in media circles, as, in it, the court (comprised of French, Winkelmann and Brown JJ) recognised a new defence to the tort of defamation.

Territory — Do you really know what you are getting?

A key part of franchising is for a franchisor to be able to offer some sort of territory to their franchisees. Most franchise systems in New Zealand and Australia rely on specific territories. A potential franchisee who has selected a franchise system and obtained a copy of the disclosure document…
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