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‘Our articles’ contains the many articles our lawyers write for numerous publications. ‘Firm news’ contains general news about Heaney & Partners or our team. ‘In the media’ is where we have links to stories from around New Zealand that we think our clients will find interesting.

 

CALL FOR ESTATE AGENTS TO STOP PROVIDING PRE PURCHASE INSPECTOR RECOMMENDATIONS

A building surveyor who helped develop Government guidance on pre-purchase inspections warns that real estate agents should not make recommendations on inspectors as the guidance is voluntary and unaccredited inspectors are rife in the industry.

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ROADING ENGINEER USED FALSE INVOICING SCHEME TO SCAM COUNCIL OF $178,000

A roading engineer has admitted his role in a scheme that siphoned $178,365 from a council's coffers.

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COASTAL HAZARD MAPPING ON KĀPITI COAST RILES RESIDENTS GROUP

A nine-year battle by the district council to map climate-induced hazards along its coast and include them in the District Plan and LIMs has upset residents group

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COUNCILS CALL FOR FEEDBACK ON THREE WATERS REFORM

Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki district councils have called for feedback on the proposed three waters reform, which will take management of drinking water, sewerage and stormwater out of the hands of local government.

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COVID 19 LOCKDOWN

At 11:59pm on 17 August 2021 we entered a COVID 19 level 4 lockdown. We are all working from home and available to you via phone, email and video conferencing.

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JAMES HARDIE WINS WELLINGTON LAWSUIT

Major lawsuit ends with finding James Hardie cladding not to blame.

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SHOCK END TO JAMES HARDIE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

Homeowners say a law change is needed after a litigation funder backing the case pulled out halfway through the trial.

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1000 OWNERS OF LEAK-PRONE HOMES TAKING PART IN A $220M LAWSUIT AGAINST JAMES HARDIE

The class action against the product manufacturer, James Hardie, is due to commence on Monday 17 May.

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WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL IS ALLOWED TO SEEK AN INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION FROM ENGINEERS

Wellington City Council is being sued for over $100m for the failed BNZ building. It denies liability but if found liable it is able to seek indemnity or contribution from the engineers involved in the building’s construction.

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