Archives - 2010

Legal Ruminations articles 2010

Getting things sorted before jetting off

2010 09/12/10
Farmer Freddy is about to embark on an overseas trip but first he must update some important paper work. Read More...

Landlords, the law constantly changes

2010 25/11/10
Farmer Freddy learns of the recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and how they affect him as a landlord. Read More...

When the Crown wants your land

2010 11/11/10
The state highway is being straightened but in doing so the Crown is acquiring some of Farmer Freddy's land, so where does this leave Freddy? Read More...

When a worker fails to turn up for work

2010 28/10/10
So a worker hasn't come to work or contacted you, what should you do? Read More...

Is it a sensitive sale?

2010 14/10/10
Farmer Freddy learns about selling sensitive land and the criteria needed to satisfy the OIO Read More...

Subdividing land a bit of a process

2010 02/10/10
There is a bit of a process in subdividing land, as Farmer Freddy finds out. Read More...

Quake protection, up to a point

2010 30/09/10
After the 7.1 earthquake in Christchurch, Farmer Freddy considers what insurance is best for his farm. Read More...

When a lease is breached

2010 16/09/10
The new Property Law Act has procedures landlords must take if wanting to cancel a tenant's lease, as Farmer Freddy has discovered. Read More...

Reforms should help avoid Hangovers

2010 19/08/10
Do you have money invested with an investment company? Then you should read this. Read More...

Freddy's Leaky Bach

2010 05/08/10
In the past few years many homeowners have discovered they own a leaky home. Unfortunately, for Farmer Freddy he is one of them. What can he do about it? Read More...

Proper terms of trade vital

2010 22/07/10
Farmer Freddy learns how the Personal Property Securities Act can protect his interest in goods supplied to a retailer on credit - however there are three steps to follow. Read More...

Workplace Hazards

2010 08/07/10
As an employer is it your responsibility to minimise workplace hazards and if so how? Read More...

Avoid Water Trouble

2010 24/06/10
To avoid costly mistakes when drilling for water - get advice from a groundwater specialist first and know your legal rights. Read More...

Useless Utes

2010 10/06/10
What rights do you have if the motor vehicle you have bought turns out to be a lemon? Read More...

Equity Partnerships in Farming

2010 27/05/10
What is involved in investing in an equity partnership? Farmer Freddy explains ... Read More...

Fred wants to build a Shed

2010 13/05/10
Whether you are a handyman or not, the Building Act 2004 not only requires you to get a building consent for any type of building but later this year you'll need a licensed builder. Read More...

Think wisely and save your bacon

2010 29/04/10
Your neighbour is proposing to build a piggery on their property. What can you do about that? Read More...

Life in the Doghouse

2010 15/04/10
Farmer Freddy's dog, Dino, pays an unexpected visit to his neighbour - who isn't happy about it. Read More...

When the Inspector calls

2010 01/04/10
An increase to the minimum wage takes effect 1 April 2010. How does this effect Farmer Freddy? Read More...

Organic Dairy Farming

2010 18/03/10
Thinking about going organic? So what it takes to become an organic dairy farmer? Read More...

DIRA

2010 1/8/02/10
DIRA, oh dira. Read More...

Access to Land: Access to Power Lines

2010 04/02/10
The story in the Daily News last week about the power cuts in Auckland (where a farmer refused to let Transpower onto his land to fix a fault) set Farmer Freddy thinking. Read More...

The Queen's Chain

2010 21/01/10
As a keen fisherman and gourmand (particularly when it comes to shellfish), Farmer Freddy is concerned about the sustainability of Taranaki's paua stocks. Read More...