The dream of owning a home or investment property is about to become a little bit more of a reality, as LVR (loan-to-value ratio) lending limits are set to be relaxed. 

On 1 January 2018, the Reserve Bank will lift the amount of funds that banks can lend to prospective buyers who have less than a 20 percent deposit. The amount will be increased from 10 percent to 15 percent and will make buying a home more of a reality for those struggling to make the 20 percent benchmark.

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This item was posted on 01 December 2017.

Morning Report interview on PRLaw Te Reo classes

Georgia Woodward, who is teaching Te Reo to our staff, was interviewed on Morning Report. You can listen to it here or read the article here

This item was posted on 14 November 2017.

Mike Mika appointed NZRU Judicial Officer

Congratulations to partner Mike Mika who has been appointed to the NZ Rugby Union Judicial Panel as a Judicial Officer. Mike is on a roster of Judicial Officers who deal with any issues or citings arising from the Mitre10 Cup, Heartland Championship, and Farah Palmer Cup rugby competitions and also all national age group competitions.

A former Manu Samoa, Highlanders and Stags player, Mike is also a member of both the World Rugby Judicial Panel and the SANZAAR Judicial Committee.

As a former rugby player at the highest level and a lawyer, Mike brings a unique set of skills to these positions.

The NZ Rugby Judicial Panel operates a two-tier system – a Duty Judicial Officer (DJO) initially reviews all the evidence in relation to an alleged incident. The DJO then makes a recommendation as to penalty (if any). If the player does not accept the DJO’s decision, the matter then moves to a full Judicial Hearing chaired by the Judicial Officer. 

This item was posted on 21 September 2017.

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