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05 Aug 2020

Visa variations: what you need to know about changes to temporary work visas

Migrants in New Zealand on temporary work visas have been badly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands of migrant workers in Central Otago and around New Zealand have been left without work or income. Read more ›
05 Aug 2020

How to Help Avoid Pre-Approval Angst

Buying property can be stressful at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Whilst not necessarily a direct result of COVID-19, the reality is that banks have become much more cautious when it comes to lending. Pre-approvals for home loans is one area where banks are taking a much tougher stance. To help get through the process, here are some tips to help reduce pre-approval angst. Read more ›
30 Jul 2020

Read terms of trade!

​Reading terms of trade for every new service provider and piece of technology can seem tedious. However, not reading and agreeing to the other side’s terms of trade before agreeing to trade can lead to problems for your wallet and your peace of mind. Read more ›
24 Jul 2020

New Privacy Act will affect rural sector businesses

​The new Privacy Act will come into force on 1 November 2020. This will affect all rural businesses and businesses across the board that collect, store and use personal information about their employees, clients and/or customers. Read more ›
17 Jul 2020

COVID-19 can be ‘frustrating’

Some businesses and individuals have found themselves party to a contract they can no longer perform due to COVID-19 and the government restrictions. Whether it is an event that can no longer be held, a customer who you can no longer supply or transport goods to, or a service you can no longer provide, the ‘doctrine of frustration’ may be able to help. Read more ›
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