Katherine’s Blog

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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