On 23 August 2021, the Government announced its decision to formally require most businesses to keep contact tracing records at all alert levels. These requirements come into force at 11.59pm on 7 September 2021.

Family Law

At Alert Levels 3 and 4 many families/whānau with children in shared care will have questions about whether that contact should continue during this lockdown.

By entering into a Contracting Out Agreement you and your partner can agree to divide your relationship property in a way that is appropriate for you.

A common issue for commercial tenancies is payment of rent during periods where the tenant’s business cannot operate due to alert levels.

We have been acting for both businesses and consumers dealing with consumer issues arising from COVID-19.

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has created a “COVID Immunisation Register”.

In addition to the more well-known financial support systems in place there are other avenues available to assist employers to pay employees who are impacted by COVID-19.

We recap the key tips and takeaways for employers who are likely to be impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Employment Law

The Government has issued a completely new order that sets out the restrictions (and exceptions) for what Level 4 looks like.

The Government has proposed changes to the low slope map in the Resource Management (Stock Exclusion) Regulations 2020 forming part of the Government’s Essential Freshwater reforms.

The Government has proposed new regulations for freshwater farm plans intended to halt further degradation of waterways; make material improvement in the health of waterways and restore degraded waterways.