A guide to KiwiSaver withdrawals and First Home Grants

The KiwiSaver first home withdrawal and First Home Grants are two completely separate processes. However, if you are eligible, the combination of the two can jump-start the process of buying your first home. The KiwiSaver first home withdrawal allows for early...

Recent change to the bright-line test

Recent change to the bright-line test The new rules around the bright-line test have been hard to miss in recent days, but what do they mean for the average person buying a residential home to live in? The bright-line test has been amended over the years and as such,...

Changes to sick leave entitlements

As you may have heard, there are some proposed changes to the Holidays Act 1993 (“the Act”) that are expected to come into effect later on this year. The changes look to double the minimum number of sick days available to employees from 5 to 10 days per annum, after...

Insider’s guide to the Disputes Tribunal

If you have an issue you are unable to reach a resolution on, the Disputes Tribunal may well be your next step. They can look into a variety of claims that are less than $30,000 in value. You can apply online via www.disputestribunal.govt.nz or via a paper Claim Form....

ONLINE HARRASSMENT

In an ever-expanding digital world, we will inevitably find ourselves the victim of some form of harmful digital communication. The definition of a harmful digital communication is ever-increasing, no doubt we have all seen or experienced what is probably the most...