Author: Katherine

Covid – 19 – Level 1

KW Legal welcomes Covid 19 – Alert Level 1.

As Kiwis we have reached a milestone.  We have worked together, 5 million of us, to squash Covid 19 in our lovely country.

We are pleased to advise that our offices are open as normal from 9 June 2020.  Our usual hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

For your convenience we have a QR Code for the NZ Government Covid 19 Tracer App.  This is with Shona at reception.  You are also welcome to use our hand sanitiser.

We look forward to meeting with our clients again.  Please don’t forget, if you want to see Katherine, Kim or Viv, you must make an appointment first.      

Looking forward to the new normal under Alert Level 1.

Noho ora mai / Stay well, look after yourself.


The Coroners Court

One of the hardest things we may deal with is the sudden unexplained death of someone close to us.  It can be complicated further when the matter is referred to the Coroner.  This happens if the death is unexpected or suspicious, and the doctor or Police may contact the Coroner.

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Welcome to a New Decade 2020

Ngā mihi o te tau hou / Greetings for the New Year

Word on the street is that New Year’s Resolutions may be a thing of the past to be replaced by mindfulness and a balanced healthy lifestyle, and spending more time on the activities we enjoy.  One of the most important things for me is being a lawyer, it is part of my Kiwi identity, it is part of who I am.  I had the privilege of attending a lesson in Te Reo Māori at the Māori Land Court which included His Honour Justice Stone leading the attendees in a waiata (song), and accompanying us on his guitar.  What a wonderful country we live in, I am proud to be a Kiwi.

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Are you eligible to buy Residential Property in New Zealand?

Are you Eligible to buy Residential Property in NZ?  (originally published 22.10.18)

Today, on 22 October 2018, a new law came in to force which affects every person buying residential property in New Zealand.  If you are signing a Contract to buy residential property in NZ, you must read this.

Under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 every person buying a residential property must sign a Residential Land Statement stating that they are eligible to do so.

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