eConnect Newsletter - October 2023

October 2, 2023


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In this issue:

Commercial leases – key tenant considerations

Outlining a number of essential factors a prospective tenant should consider when evaluating and negotiating a commercial lease in New Zealand.

Signing a commercial lease is a step most businesses will have to take. By carefully evaluating the lease terms, tenants can make informed decisions that align with their business goals.

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Understanding the New Rules on Personal Grievance and Sexual Harassment

Extending the time for personal grievance claims.

A large light has been shining directly onto sexual harassment in the workplace. The light is exposing the disconcerting reality that sexual harassment exists but often goes unreported.

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Rural Domestic Water Suppliers Update

Ensuring drinking water supplies are safe and fit for purpose.

The Water Services Act 2021 represents an important change to the regulation of drinking water in New Zealand that will require modifications to many existing water schemes, particularly for rural suppliers.

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The road to reform: Natural and Built Environment Act and Spatial Planning Act given Royal Assent

What does this mean now?

It has been a long and winding road, but the Government has achieved its aspirations to reform the resource management system in New Zealand.

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Will certainty of stay and longer visas appeal to more skilled migrants?

Summarising the changes to the AEWV that take effect from 27 November 2023.

The Government may be hoping that strategic changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) announced recently will tip the balance in New Zealand’s favour when skilled migrants weigh up their relocation options.

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