Monthly Archives: May 2011

Just in case some tardy Cantabrians should happen by…


You’ve got till the end of today (Monday the 23rd of May 2011) to get claims into the Earthquake Commission for property & contents lost due to the 22 Feb quake. For details generally, see the NZ Herald report here. … Continue reading

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Bernard Whimp – Deferred Payment Offers Misleading


Good news on the Bernard Whimp front – the “investor” who first came to notoriety making his cash by managing wholly controlled entities offering people well below what the market price is for a listed security and relying on a … Continue reading

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Court upholds council pest rules


The District Court recently upheld the powers and actions of Waikato Regional Council to undertake pest plant control and bill property owners if they fail to carry out such work to the required standard of the regional pest management strategy. … Continue reading

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Burning the New Zealand Flag?


Interesting commentary here from Stephen Franks on the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Victoria Morse for flag-burning and tooting to drown out an ANZAC dawn service in 2007. Basically, not only is flag burning now perfectly allowable (something I have no real … Continue reading

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Business Agreements: Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say


A timely article in the blog of Californian lawyers Albertson & Davidson on lawyers as “insurance” for business. Drafting agreements is specialist work, and easy to get wrong the longer and more complex they get.  The only real panacea is … Continue reading

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