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Toi's Challenge 2022
20 November 2022

Julians Berry Farm & Cafe Tois Challenge 2021 Sun, 14/11/2022 - 8:00am to 3:00pm The Julian's Berry Farm & Cafe Toi's Challenge is back in 2022! Don't miss this popular, fun annual running / walking event over 18km of multi terrain in sunny Whakatane. The event...

Twilight Golf
8 November 2022

  Robinson Law Twilight is back from Tuesday 8th of November 2022. Whether you are a member or a visitor, you are welcome! You can make up your own team of 4 or just turn up and we will put you in a team. Tee off between 4-5:15pm. Cost: Members $5 and Non-Members $10.  Thanks to Robinson Law,...

Sick Leave Changes
9 August 2021

Sick leave changes When: From 24 July 2021 What: The number of sick leave days employees are entitled to will increase from five to 10. Employees will get the extra five days when they reach their next entitlement date – either after being employed in a job for six months or on...

Tenancy Law Changes
9 August 2021

Landlords: More tenancy law changes Recent changes to tenancy laws affect many aspects of residential tenancies, including: how you can end a tenancy rent bidding when you seek new tenants responses to tenants’...

Ministry of Justice - Guidance for Managing Shared Care
1 April 2020
Children in Shared Care - Level 4 Information
26 March 2020
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D Sponsorship
16 February 2020

Robinson Law are proud new sponsors of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D 2020. The exhibition kicks off 16 February 2020 and runs through to 12 April 2020. More details can be found here...

Protection Order Changes
1 July 2019

PROTECTION ORDERS ARE CHANGING ON 1 JULY From 1 July 2019, all Protection Orders – including ones granted before then – will have extra standard conditions. This means from July, you’ll need to follow the extra conditions and the ones in the Protection Order you’ve just received. The changes are about: • contact...

Submissions on Family Justice Reforms
28 November 2018

The Independent Panel considering the 2014 family justice reforms wants to hear from people who have used the Family Court and related services. Public submissions are now open and close on Friday 9 November 2018. “We’re keeping an open mind as to what changes may be needed. That’s why it’s important that we hear from as...

Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2018
22 October 2018
Bike Whakatane
21 August 2018
5 February 2018
The Bright-line Test
19 May 2017

The Bright-line Test In 2015, the government introduced the “bright-line test”, a method which attempts to tighten the property investment rules. Under the bright-line test states (subject to exemptions) any gain from disposing of residential land within two years of acquiring may be taxable. The test only applies to residential...

Small Passenger Services Review
19 May 2017

Small Passenger Services Review In April 2016, Uber (the private passenger service operating via a social media smartphone application) came under fire from the New Zealand Government, amidst fears that Uber was changing its rules by dropping its requirements to have a passenger endorsement for their licensed drivers or a certificate of...

Dairy Industry Awards Appreciation of Support
7 April 2017
14 March 2017

The major winners in the 2017 Bay of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards, Cameron and Margaret Bierre, see their academic qualifications and previous careers as a strength. The couple were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year competition at the Bay Of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards annual awards dinner held at the Awakeri...

Flat mate or de facto partner?
30 May 2016

Flat mate or de facto partner? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“The Act”) provides an equal sharing presumption to relationship property for qualifying relationships. Qualifying relationships are marriages, civil unions or de facto relationships that are a minimum of three years in duration. Section 2D of the Act defines...

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