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...