April 30, 2020

The Ministry of Justice has provided guidance for managing shared care arrangements during COVID-19 Alert Level 3: https://www.justice.govt.nz/about/news-and-media/covid-19-news/guidance-for-managing-shared-custody/

In short, the Ministry has confirmed that:

  • Under Al...

April 3, 2020

FAMILY COURT AND SHARED PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

IS THE FAMILY COURT STILL OPERATING DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN?

The New Zealand Courts are considered to be an essential service, and accordingly the Family Court continues to operate during th...

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES

The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of information regarding employees’ rights, obligations, and options available to them during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

The article should be read in conjunction with the informati...

April 1, 2020

What do employer’s need to know during the COVID-19 Alert 4 Lockdown?

Businesses and employers are facing significant pressures and challenges as New Zealand is in Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown. There is a lot that employers need to know to ensure the survival of their busi...

March 26, 2020

Covid-19 Level 4 Lockdown - and the implications on the Sale and Purchase of Property in New Zealand 26 March 2020

New Zealand is in the middle of a unique situation, and it is likely to be stressful for all parties involved in a transaction.  Please heed the words of o...

September 27, 2019

Procedures and Representation in Care of Children 2004 Act Proceedings 

CAN YOU AGREE ON PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE OTHER PARTY?

If you have separated, or are in the process of separation, and you have been able to reach agreement on care and contact arrangements fo...

August 30, 2017

Being able to build papakainga on your whenua is a great way for Maori to feel reconnected with their turangawaewae. This article provides a general overview of what Maori face when they want to build papakainga and is set out as answers to some of the questions that w...

August 22, 2017

The Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 has made significant amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 that largely came into force on 19 April 2017. Of particular importance to Māori is the iwi participation arrangements under the new name – Mana Whakahono a...

July 16, 2017

After a long journey in the High Court, Rakiura Māori were granted customary marine title over their muttonbirding islands, Pohowaitai and Tamaitemioka in 2016.1  The process started in 2011 when Mr Tipene’s case was moved from the Maori Land Court to the High Court un...

July 16, 2017

Re Tipene [2016] NZHC 3199 was the first case to successfully go through the High Court under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 for customary marine title. Over the years Mr Tipene’s application was revised on numerous occasions making his journey di...

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