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Adviser Seminars in Auckland

The Henderson Area Office adviser seminars offer a morning of interesting and insightful presentations to more than 200 advisers. Held three times a year,you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Henderson team, ask questions and learn how to better help our customers. This is an invitation only event. We send invitations to everyone on our mailing list. If you have not received invitations in the past and you are either an immigration adviser or immigration lawyer, then contact us and ask to be added to our mailing list. If you a licensed adviser we will need your licence number too. Ask to be added to our mailing list Seminar dates for 2016 Friday 2 December 2016 Invitations

Falls in family and criminal legal aid providers

A 25% decrease in the number of lawyers providing family legal aid services and a 12% decrease in criminal legal aid providers over the last five years is shown in information released by Associate Justice Minister Simon Bridges. Mr Bridges has released the information in response to a series of parliamentary written questions from Green Party MP David Clendon. He was asked to give the total number of solicitors providing legal aid services in a number of areas of law between 1 July 2011 and 1 July 2016. Mr Bridges' response says the question has been interpreted to be for each financial year.

Draft Credit Fee Guidelines Released for Consultation

The Commerce Commission has released updated draft guidelines designed to assist lenders when setting credit fees. The Commission's previous fees guidelines were published in 2010 and remained in draft pending the outcome of its long-running case against MTF and Sportzone. The Commission filed court proceedings in 2009 alleging both companies charged unreasonable establishment and other credit fees. After appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court which both found in favour of the Commission, and the introduction of amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (CCCF Act), the Commission says it is now able to provide updated guidance to lenders. "Now the fi

Special Housing Area Provisions Extended

Parliament has taken urgency to pass all stages of the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill which amends legislation relating to increasing the supply and affordability of housing. The legislation will come into force on 15 September 2016. It amends the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 to: Extend the date by which special housing areas (SHAs) can be established by three years to 16 September 2019.  Extend the date of repeal of the entire Act by three years to 16 September 2021.  Set time limits for lodging applications for resource consents and requests for plan changes or variations of a proposed plan, and provide ministerial discretion on revoking SHA status.  Allow plan

Adviser Seminars in Auckland

The Henderson Area Office adviser seminars offer a morning of interesting and insightful presentations to more than 200 advisers. Held three times a year, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Henderson team, ask questions and learn how to better help our customers. This is an invitation only event. We send invitations to everyone on our mailing list. If you have not received invitations in the past and you are either an immigration adviser or immigration lawyer, then contact us and ask to be added to our mailing list. If you're a licensed adviser we'll need your licence number too. Ask to be added to our mailing list Seminar dates for 2016 Friday 2 December 2016 In

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