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21 January 2021

Southern Response Claimants

Many SR claimants will have seen the media coverage regarding the two class action lawsuits against government-owned insurer Southern Response (SR).  Read more from Jessica Manson.

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4 December 2020

Court Insurance Case – IAG

Recent Supreme Court Insurance Case – IAG New Zealand Limited v Moore [2020] NZSC 122   Mr Moore’s house suffered damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake in the amount of $2. 08 million.

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2 December 2020

New Privacy Act 2020

  The new Privacy Act 2020 (New Act) came into force on 1 December 2020.   There are some key changes in the New Act which help to bring New Zealand’s privacy law into the 21st century.

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20 November 2020

IRD cracking down on property sales

While New Zealand does not have a comprehensive capital gains tax, we do have a capital gains tax in relation to property known as the bright-line test.

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17 November 2020

Costly CDHB Decision – Reminder to Employers

A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case has been released which is a good reminder to employers of the perils of disciplinary investigations and dismissals.

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10 November 2020

Tax Structuring for the 39% Tax Rate

In the 2020 election, Labour promised to introduce a new top tax rate of 39% on income over $180,000, likely to take effect from 1 April 2021.

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