Publications

Legal publications and resources from our team on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients' needs.

Publications

Legal publications and resources from our team on a wide range of legal subjects and hot topics critical to our clients' needs.

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Abolition of the Charities Commission

As of 1 July 2012, the Charities Commission has been wound up and its core functions have been moved to the Department of Internal Affairs.

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What's wrong with management rights

This article discusses how to challenge body corporate management agreements.

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Building practitioners: Are you licensed?

The Licensed Building Practitioners (“LBP”) regime came into full effect on 1 March 2012. It will come as no surprise to many in the industry as the regime has been in the pipelines for a number of years now to give those effected time to adjust. From 1 March 2012 any building work that comes within the definition of “restricted building work” and does not satisfy the DIY exemption must be carried out or supervised by an LBP.

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Changes to the Charities Act

Three significant changes to the Charities Act have come into force from 25 February 2012.

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Unit Titles Act 2010 presentation

View Thomas' Unit Titles Act 2010 presentation.

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Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 replaces Foreshore and Seabed Act

The purpose of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 is to restore and protect legitimate, customary interests and recognise the mana tuku iho exercised by iwi, hapū, and whānau as tangata whenua. The new Act is an attempt to acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi, which the former Act did not.

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When is a charity not a charity?

It is a basic matter of law that to be able to be registered under the Charities Act, an organisation (whether a trust, society, or otherwise) must have a charitable purpose within one or more of the following “heads”.