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Fine Print

Published three times a year. Fineprint is NZ LAW's flagship publication with wide-ranging articles.

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Commercial eSpeaking

Covering in-depth business law issues, this newsletter is distributed three times a year to member firms' commercial clients.

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Trust eSpeaking

Published two times a year. Covers stories of interest to trustees and professionals advising on asset protection and trusts.

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Property Speaking

Published three times a year. Keeping property investors and owners abreast of current property issues.

Property Speaking 30 NZ Law

Rural eSpeaking

Covers stories of interest to farmers and those working in the rural sector, in matters relating to New Zealand's heartland.

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Articles

Published 5th April 2018 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Expanding on this topic, we discuss another feature of easements that is important and, in many cases, is not properly understood – the permanence of an easement and issues that...

Published 5th April 2018 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

Minimum wage rates rise on 1 April

Published 12th December 2017 by Sarah Heald, Dorrington Poole

The summer holiday period often sees a mix of casual and fixed-term employees working on the farm.

Published 12th December 2017 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Whether you like it or not, you will probably need to fund your farming operations with borrowing from one of New Zealand’s main trading banks.

Published 12th December 2017 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

A new (uncertain) dawn for farmers

Published 29th August 2017 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

The number of rural fires throughout the country seems to be increasing each year.

Published 1st June 2017 by Anonymous

The government recently announced its Clean Water Package. The release has caused considerable controversy, what does this mean for farmers?

Published 18th April 2017 by Karen Menlove, Sheddan Pritchard Law Ltd

The recent fires in the Port Hills above Christchurch are a timely reminder of the risks of fire to our communities. Every year the New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority battle fires all over New Zealand, which begs the question – Who pays for this?

Published 9th December 2016 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

In the past, articles in Rural eSpeaking have covered the issue of personal liability for trustees, and the dangers facing independent or professional trustees who have little day-to-day involvement in...

Published 9th December 2016 by Neil Dent, Gifford Devine

Due diligence is an important aspect of buying or selling a property, both for the purchaser and the vendor.