Katherine’s Blog

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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