eConnect Newsletter - March 2022

March 16, 2022


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Incorporated Societies Bill Update following select committee stage

The progress of the Incorporated Societies Bill so far

The Incorporated Societies Bill has progressed further through Parliament after completing the select committee process. The Incorporated Societies Bill will replace the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 which is over one hundred years old.

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Restraints of Trade

There are a number of factors to consider regarding restraints of trade

The Employment Relations Authority’s decision ordering Tova O’Brien to comply with her restraint of trade was a high-profile rebuttal of the public perception that a restraint of trade is ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’.

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Buying ‘off the plans’ – Part 1

What are the differences compared to buying a property that already exists?

Buying off the plans is often a way to buy into a new development, such as an apartment or a house and land package, and can be a good option for a purchaser struggling to find an existing property in a tight property market.

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Getting ready for the three-step
Accredited Employer Work Visa process

A change that will impact many employers which rely on migrant labour to fill shortages.

Employers looking to employ skilled migrant workers will be impacted by this year’s introduction of the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) - a new temporary work visa that opens to applications from employers on 9 May 2022 and to applications from migrants on 4 July 2022

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New war on NIMBYs

New legislation will accelerate the supply of housing in urban areas

From August 2022, councils will be forced to allow townhouses of up to three storeys with up to three dwellings on almost all residential sites in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Tauranga, and Hamilton, as these will not require resource consent.

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