News & Insights
Employment Alert: New COVID-19 legal changes set to affect all businesses
An update on the COVID-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act. While there is still quite a lot of uncertainty, we set out some answers to immediate questions based on what we know at this stage.
Tightened Policies for Bank Lending
New lending requirements are aimed at protecting borrowers from unaffordable loans and ensuring that lenders are making due inquiries into their borrowers.
- Personal Law
Implementation of the End of Life Choice Act 2019
Early November 2021 brings legalisation of assisted dying in New Zealand. Assisted dying is a sensitive topic and may be difficult for some people – please bear this in mind before reading further.
COVID-19 Rent Relief for Commercial Tenants
A summary of provisions regarding rent-relief for commercial tenants who cannot access their premises due to COVID-19 restrictions, and where their lease doesn’t already cover an epidemic situation.
- Resource Management
More Overseeing, Less Overseer? Changes to Nutrient Management on the Horizon
In this update we summarise the main findings of a peer review of Overseer by the Science Advisory Panel, and the Government’s response to the findings. We also summarise what these findings might mean for nutrient management rules in future.