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Articles: by David Stoevelaar

Kiwisaver withdrawals for previous home-owners

12 March 2019

Want to use your kiwisaver to purchase a house, and have owned a property previously? If you meet the criteria then you may be able to withdraw your kiwisaver.

To do this you must make an application to Housing New Zealand (HNZ) to determine whether you meet the criteria. The criteria is to assess whether you are in the same financial position as a first home buyer.

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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

27 July 2018

The National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF) set out national regulations to manage the environmental effects of forestry.

The National Environmental Standards (NES) are regulations made under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) which:

  • Set out the technical standards, methods or requirements in relation to matters under the RMA; and
  • Provides nationwide consistent rules by setting planning requirements for certain specified activities.

The effect of NES is that it prevails/trumps both district and regional plan rule except in situations where the NES-PF specifically allows more stringent plan rules.

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