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To keep up to date with and read about our latest news and events visit here regularly. Our posts will cover events and news that relate directly to our practice, while also updating you on important legal issues and updates.

September 7, 2021

New purchase price allocation rules

The purchase price allocation (“PPA”) income tax rules came into effect on 1 July 2021. These rules are particularly significant […]
September 1, 2021

How does Alert Level 3 affect property transactions?

All of us here at Pier Law are working remotely from our homes and will continue to so during Alert […]
August 24, 2021

Three waters debate

Water is a precious and essential resource for us all. Its use and sustainability are constantly under review to ensure […]
August 16, 2021

Money Laundering and You

For some time now, people still get a surprised reaction when they hear about money laundering in New Zealand.  For […]
July 13, 2021

Changes to tax deductability on interest expenses

In late March earlier this year, the Labour Government announced a number of changes regarding the New Zealand housing policy […]
June 24, 2021

A guide to KiwiSaver withdrawals and First Home Grants

The KiwiSaver first home withdrawal and First Home Grants are two completely separate processes. However, if you are eligible, the […]
May 25, 2021

Recent Change to the Bright-Line Test

The new rules around the bright-line test have been hard to miss in recent days, but what do they mean […]
May 6, 2021

Leaving chattels under a Will

There is a presumption often made by the will maker that they can leave the chattels they have to the […]
February 10, 2021

The Dog Control Act 1996 Explained

Dogs are one of the most common domestic pets in New Zealand. Dogs provide companionship, are used to assist people […]