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Rural eSpeaking - Autumn 2021

  • Rural leases
  • Trusts
  • Over the fence

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Fineprint - Autumn 2021

  • Social media – intellectual property owner’s friend or foe?
  • Cyber security 101 for business
  • A child’s right to a relationship with both their parents
  • LIM reports and property files
  • Postscript

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Property Speaking - Autumn 2021

  • Rent reviews in commercial leases
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Property briefs

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Rural eSpeaking - Summer 2020

  • Investment in farming
  • The finite supply of water
  • Over the fence

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Fine print - Summer 2020

  • Directorships mean significant obligations
  • Holiday Houses
  • We’re buying a house together
  • Building a fence in town
  • Postscript

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Property Speaking - Summer 2020

  • Changes to the building act 2004
  • Understanding your property title
  • Property briefs

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Trust eSpeaking - Spring 2020

  • Legal documents signed during lockdown
  • Trustees’ decisions
  • Relationship property claims

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Rural eSpeaking - Winter 2020

  • Rural leases
  • National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020
  • Over the fence

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Fineprint - Winter 2020

In this issue:

  • Emission control
  • Our new normal post-COVID
  • Charities in New Zealand
  • Privacy in an ever-evolving digital age
  • Postscript

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Property Speaking - Winter 2020

  • Commercial leases post-COVID
  • Residential tenancies post-COVID
  • Property briefs

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Rural eSpeaking - Autumn 2020

  • COVID-19
  • Rural leases
  • Over the fence

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Fineprint - Autumn 2020

In this issue:

  • Going out on your own
  • How are enforceable penalties set out in contracts?
  • Solving relationship property issues by mediation
  • Family protection and wills
  • Postscriptscript

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Property Speaking - Autumn 2020

  • Adapting the agreements can help property developers
  • Agreement for sale and purchase of real estate
  • Property briefs

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Trust eSpeaking - Autumn 2020

  • Succession law in New Zealand
  • Endury Powers of Attorney
  • Claims on an estate

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Fineprint - Summer 2019

In this issue:

  • Smooth sailing this summer
  • Enjoy our waterways – but think water safety!
  • Rural fires
  • Trusts Act 2019
  • Postscript

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Property Speaking - Summer 2019

  • Leasing Commercial premises
  • Residential tenancies
  • Propert briefs

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Rural eSpeaking - Summer 2019

  • Action plan for Healthy Waterways
  • On-farm emmissions reduction
  • Over the fence

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Trust eSpeaking – Spring 2019

  • Trusts Act 2019
  • Grandparent Wills
  • Residential care subsidy thresholds, trusts and gifting

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Rural eSpeaking – Spring 2019

In this issue:

  • NAIT review
  • Resource management system review
  • Over the fence

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Property eSpeaking – Spring 2019

In this issue:

  • Subdivisions
  • The secret lives of tenants
  • Property briefs

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Fineprint – Winter 2019

In this issue:

  • Emissions Trading Scheme
  • People and the right information are vital for effective governance
  • The executor of your will
  • The importance of good recordkeeping
  • Postscript

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Property eSpeaking – Winter 2019

In this issue:

  • Property sale and purchase
  • Looking for your first home?
  • Property Briefs

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Fineprint – Autumn 2019

In this issue:

  • Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman
  • Capital gains tax
  • Wiping the slate clean
  • Property (Relationships) Act 1976 changes proposed
  • Postscript

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Rural eSpeaking – Autumn 2019

In this issue:

  • Tenure review of Crown pastoral land to end
  • National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry
  • Over the fence

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Trust eSpeaking – Autumn 2019

In this issue:

  • Accessing the assets of a trust
  • No enduring power of attorney?
  • The bank of mum and dad

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