Living in shared property can be complex

Kevin Lampen-Smith Buying a property that shares common areas with others is becoming increasingly prevalent in New Zealand. These properties can be apartments, townhouses, units, retirement properties or other dwellings that share common private access and utilities. When you buy into a property like these, you have different rights and responsibilities to someone who is buying a stand-alone property on…

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Massey Conference to discuss Asian issues

Saturday and Sunday- September 26-27, 2017 at the Albany Campus Supplied Content Auckland, August 25, 2017 The need for deeper, Asian-informed cross-cultural understandings relevant in an age of globalisation and high immigration underpins an international conference at Massey University this weekend. The Asian Association of Social Psychologys biennial conference at Masseys Auckland campus brings together social psychologists and experts in…

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Jonathan Curr, our envoy to Fiji

Gerry Brownlee Wellington, August 25, 2017 Career diplomat Jonathan Curr has appointed High Commissioner to Fiji. The Fiji – New Zealand relationship has warmed since 2014, with the reciprocal visits of former Prime Minister John Key and Prime Minister Bainimarama in 2016 a significant milestone. New Zealand’s bilateral engagement with Fiji continues to grow in terms of two-way trade, tourism,…

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Madeleine Laracy becomes DIG Intelligence

Supplied Content Wellington, August 25, 2017 Public Defence Service Director and former Crown Counsel Madeleine Laracy, has been appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for a three-year term, Prime Minister Bill English announced today. “The Deputy Inspector-General assists the Inspector-General in preparing and carrying out programmes for the general oversight and review of each intelligence and security agency,” he…

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Hindus mark Ganesh Chaturthi today

Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukariya! Venkat Raman Auckland, August 25, 2017 Millions of Hindus all over the world will mark ‘Ganesh Chaturthi,’ denoting the Birthday of ‘Lord Ganesha,’ considered as the Remover of All Obstacles. In Auckland, festivals are underway at all the Temples as we write this report. In South Auckland suburb of Papakura, which houses the Deity…

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