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    Agreed and that is the crucial point. Most New...

    Agreed and that is the crucial point. Most New Zealanders cannot and will not ever be able to buy in the Lakes Basin or Wanaka. Its our equivalent of New York city.

    So looking at Kingston or...
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    I have an affection for Kingston having holidayed...

    I have an affection for Kingston having holidayed there as a child, but my immediate response to the OP was the same - Cromwell.

    There was talk of a daily bus commuting from Kingston to...
  3. Yes a beneficiary (or your mother's executor) can...

    Yes a beneficiary (or your mother's executor) can obtain an interim injunction to prevent the Trustees from making distributions until the full arguments can be heard.

    The trustees are bound by...
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    Most New Zealanders do not live in Auckland. It...

    Most New Zealanders do not live in Auckland. It has a benign climate compared with the rest of the country. The problems in Auckland appear at least to me to be unlawful use of garages and variations...
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    2-4-D is very effective and available. Just be...

    2-4-D is very effective and available. Just be aware that it is one of the molecules in the Agent Orange defoliant so treat it with respect. The bad chemical in that particular mix was Dieldrin and...
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    Caveat emptor

    Caveat emptor
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    A thoughtful question Perry which I have been...

    A thoughtful question Perry which I have been mulling over. A couple of thoughts.

    Firstly the reason some professions have long working hours is because of unbillable "noise". Phone calls from...
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    Never mind the public service. Harvard Business...

    Never mind the public service. Harvard Business School worked out the effective working hours in a day for a white collar worker in the early 1980s. It equates to about 1860 hours for a person on...
  9. Probably Ridge v Parore. Sally claimed half of...

    Probably Ridge v Parore. Sally claimed half of Adam's accountancy practise despite the business being owned by their respective trusts. It sounded fairly complex and involved a property development...
  10. Saw that and the question that was begging to be...

    Saw that and the question that was begging to be asked was "Why didn't you inspect and repair the flat before the girls moved in?"

    My daughter is flatting in Dunedin and has had good landlords so...
  11. Not wishing to be unkind but if your post is an...

    Not wishing to be unkind but if your post is an accurate example of the business's command of language then I'd stear well clear. I think I know what you might be getting at but others won't.
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    Must say I haven't checked the current rules but...

    Must say I haven't checked the current rules but the law used to say that when a real estate agent purchased a property, the agent was required to obtain a registered valuation and give it to the...
  13. Yes. So-called pre-nup agreements are uncommon by...

    Yes. So-called pre-nup agreements are uncommon by comparison.

    Section 21, Property (Relationships) Act 1976.
  14. No possible claims? Really? What about children...

    No possible claims? Really? What about children claiming from their father? Or step children? Or adoptees? Or creditors? IRD? All of those possibilities exist and are not defeated by the will. No...
  15. I have relatives and friends in Christchurch and...

    I have relatives and friends in Christchurch and they have had traumatic experiences.

    However stepping aside from the personal, why should any taxpayer (the government) step in to rescue people...
  16. Wrong. Multiple offers scare people off. Plus...

    Wrong.

    Multiple offers scare people off. Plus it always sounds slightly suspicious.

    The only time I carried on in such a situation was at an auction and it turned out the vendors wanted...
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    With respect, your mum has paid $650 per week in...

    With respect, your mum has paid $650 per week in tax? Plus she has paid maybe $200 more tax each week to cover the police, nurses, teachers, roads, courts, army etc? Really?

    That then leads one...
  18. Thank you Daz - I couldn't be bothered. For some,...

    Thank you Daz - I couldn't be bothered. For some, everything is a conspiracy.


    Which reminds me - governments didn't bail out finance companies either - they bailed out the unlucky people who had...
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    Much as I like Dunedin having lived there and...

    Much as I like Dunedin having lived there and could live there again, I'm very puzzled why you would consider investing in the city from such a distance?

    Being a landlord is a hands-on business...
  20. I have no sympathy for insurance companies but we...

    I have no sympathy for insurance companies but we should pause and reflect on the fact that AMI was destroyed by the Christchurch earthquake. Wiped out.

    People insured there with AMI are only...
  21. Interesting. Had a call from a close relative...

    Interesting.

    Had a call from a close relative recently asking what she should do about her insurance. I was puzzled because the papers, TV Fair Go etc, and the internet have been very active on...
  22. I think you mean the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993...

    I think you mean the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 which only applies to consumer purchases. I think Parliament got this wrong but we are stuck with it.

    The Sale of Goods Act 1908 is still good...
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    Just a short addendum - in my business we...

    Just a short addendum - in my business we resisted computing for a long time. The reason (mid-80s - 90s) it was expensive, not easily understood, and the user was completely at the mercy of the IT...
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    Oh heck. That has a ring of unpalatable truth. ...

    Oh heck. That has a ring of unpalatable truth.

    Allow me to bang on for a moment on the subject of "blaming politicians/civil service etc".

    Cockups happen. They happen to ordinary businesses,...
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    No. That is the least of what is required.

    No. That is the least of what is required.
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