Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Proposed Changes to Maritime Transport Act: oil pollution compensation, limitation regime, seafarer drug and alcohol management and other miscellaneous matters. Read More →
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
Maritime Transport Amendment Bill
11 November 2016 | By  Karl Stolberger
Proposed Changes to Maritime Transport Act: oil pollution compensation, limitation regime, seafarer drug and alcohol management and other miscellaneous matters.
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Important amendments to Arbitration Act 1996 (New Zealand)
Important amendments to Arbitration Act 1996 (New Zealand)
08 November 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
A number of amendments to the Arbitration Act 1996 will come into force on the 1 March 2017.
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Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill introduced to Parliament
05 October 2016 | By  Timothy Lindsay  | Edith Offner
New Zealand companies doing business with foreign parties and foreign companies doing business in New Zealand will be interested in the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill, introduced to the New Zealand House of Parliament on 22 September 2016.
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Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
11 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
The new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 became law on 4 April 2016. The Act along with the various regulations that underpin it, are extensive and lengthy.
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Employment law changes - what you need to know
Employment law changes - what you need to know
09 May 2016 | By  Duncan Coats
April 2016 saw the introduction of a number of key changes in employment law.
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Incorporated Societies Reform
Incorporated Societies Reform
15 February 2016 | By  Luke Balmforth
There are over 23,500 incorporated societies in New Zealand dedicated to various community pursuits. This diverse range of community organisations is currently governed by the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiation Concluded
12 October 2015 | By  Rick Shera
After more than half a decade, the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement between Australia, Brunei, ​Canada, Chile​, ​Japan​, Malaysia​, Mexico​, New Zealand, Peru​, Singapore, United States​ of America and Vietnam, concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 5 October 2015 ...
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Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) (which is set to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) is set to bring about wide spread changes to health and safety in the workplace as we know it, and now is the time for businesses to work on compliance with the new rules.
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Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) will place significant obligations on company directors and managers to manage risks and keep workers safe. Such obligations are to be backed with high fines and even prison for individuals who fail to comply.
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Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
Note to Insolvency Practitioners – Health and Safety Reforms
29 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Health and Safety Reform Bill, which will create a new “Health and Safety at Work Act”, is presently charting its course through Parliament. The intention is that it will come into force on 1 April 2015...
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The Chain of Responsibility
The Chain of Responsibility
28 May 2014 | By  Barbara Versfelt
In 2005, the so called "chain of responsibility” (CoR) offences were introduced in Part 6C of the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and in 2011 the Court was given the power to issue a search warrant to constables investigating such offences.
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Financial Markets Conduct Act
Financial Markets Conduct Act
02 April 2014 | By  Michael Busch  | Andrew Wallace
On 1 April the first phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act reforms came into effect. Included in this phase are legislative changes facilitating...
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Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
Updated: Harmful Digital Communications Bill
12 December 2013 | By  Rick Shera
The Harmful Digital Communications Bill would set up an Approved Agency to try, by “negotiation, mediation and persuasion” to deal with harmful material which is posted online..
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