KLB News

Gemma Keystone

April 18, 2019

Kaimai Law Bethlehem are proud to announce that Gemma Keystone has joined Tina McLennan as a Director as of 1 April 2019.

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Capital Gains Tax - Tax Working Group proposals

April 11, 2019

The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax (CGT) regime. 

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Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman

April 10, 2019

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman office (IFSO) was established in 1995 to help consumers who were in dispute with their insurers or financial services providers. The IFSO1 is a free, independent entity to which you can lodge a complaint regarding the conduct and decisions of insurance and financial services providers, once you have exhausted that provider’s internal complaints procedures.

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National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

March 25, 2019

National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

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Tenure Review Of Crown Pastoral Land To End

March 25, 2019

Tenure Review Of Crown Pastoral Land To End

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Capital Gains Tax: The Final Word

February 26, 2019

The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax regime. The Final Report is substantial at two volumes and 206 pages, 94 of which are dedicated to a discussion on a capital gains tax (CGT) regime.

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No Enduring Power of Attorney?

February 26, 2019

Most people are now aware of the importance of having an enduring power of attorney (EPA). If you are unable to make decisions for yourself at any stage (either temporarily or longer term) it is important there is someone in place to act on your behalf. What happens to you, and your family situation, if you have no EPA?

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Accessing the Assets of a Trust

February 26, 2019

When a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship breaks down, the couple will usually divide their property according to the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (the PRA). However, these two people often hold property in a trust rather than personally.

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Potpourri of Employment Law Changes Ahead

January 30, 2019

Last year saw many changes in the employment law sphere, with the Labour-led government delivering on promises of reform in this area. Of particular significance are the changes incorporated into the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 that was passed late last year. These changes will affect both employers and employees. We summarise some of these below.

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Construction Industry and its Tetentions Scheme

January 30, 2019

The collapse last year of Ebert Construction Limited took many in the construction industry by surprise, particularly its subcontractors who were owed retention moneys. In our Spring 2018 edition (No 50) we published an article on Ebert Construction and subcontractors which had a section on retention moneys. Since then, the High Court decision has provided some guidance on the retentions scheme under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. We explain the main aspects of that decision and how subcontractors…

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