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.
22 August 2018
The first questions most people will ask when experiencing a dispute are - what are my options and how can this come to an end? Where parties are unwilling to resolve a dispute, a good and cost effective option is mediation.
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.