Business / Commercial

Business / Commercial

Trading Trusts: Are They For You?

Created: Saturday, 15 November 2014 00:14

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 1002, 4 November 2014

We are often asked to explain the concept of a "trading trust" and its advantages and disadvantages for operating a business.

Essentially, a trading trust is a business operated by a company in its capacity as a trustee. The trustee company is operating the business for the benefit of the discretionary beneficiaries of the trust.

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Auckland Draft Local Alcohol Policy

Created: Thursday, 03 July 2014 23:20

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 984, 3 July 2014

Under the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012 territorial authorities can develop Local Alcohol Policies (LAPs). An operative LAP is a matter to which licensing bodies must have regard when considering applications for liquor licences. The submission period for the Auckland draft LAP will close at 4:00pm on 16 July 2014.

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New regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act

Created: Thursday, 05 June 2014 23:21

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 980, 3 June 2014

THE MBIE recently issued a lengthy discussion document detailing proposals for new health and safety regulations due to take effect from April 2015.

The discussion paper - Developing regulations to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act - is part of the government's Working Safer package of reforms.

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New Tourists - Old Risks?

Created: Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:25

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 958, 4 December 2013

In a recent presentation MBIE GM services support Rob Stevens said that there are times when Immigration New Zealand's approach to risk management often leaves the perception that it is a barrier to economic development. Immigration's approach to processing tourist and visa applications is also perceived as a barrier to growth of tourists from some new markets.

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Resource Management Act Reform A Moving Target

Created: Monday, 21 October 2013 00:31

Published in Inside Tourism Issue 949, 1 October 2013

In mid August the Government unveiled the 2013 Resource Management Act Reform Package following the completion of consultation on an earlier discussion document: Improving Our Resource Management System. The 2013 Reform Package is intended to be introduced as a Bill later in 2013.

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Did You Really Mean To Sign Up To That? Part 2

Created: Friday, 20 September 2013 23:33

Published in Inside Tourism, Issue 945, 1 September 2013

In our last article we looked at some pitfalls that might arise in contract documents in a specific marketing context. There are pitfalls to be avoided, or at least to be aware of, in most common commercial documents. Let's look at a few examples:

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