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Diana Clement

Diana Clement updates how the extended pandemic is pushing evolving law for business interruption, travel, and employment situations. And what policy makers are doing to keep up
2nd Sep 21, 4:09pm
Diana Clement updates how the extended pandemic is pushing evolving law for business interruption, travel, and employment situations. And what policy makers are doing to keep up
When couriers behave badly, Diana Clement finds that it is no simple matter getting the courier company to put things right. The law shields freight companies from almost all claims
2nd Jun 21, 10:03am
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When couriers behave badly, Diana Clement finds that it is no simple matter getting the courier company to put things right. The law shields freight companies from almost all claims
Diana Clement reports on the accelerating moves to mesh traditional legal study with tikanga, a move supported unanimously by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education
18th May 21, 11:31am
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Diana Clement reports on the accelerating moves to mesh traditional legal study with tikanga, a move supported unanimously by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education
Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
26th Apr 21, 9:31am
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Diana Clement finds there are many relatively common cases where the new denial of interest deductibility will hit first home buyers hard, and confusion over the definition of a 'new-build'
Diana Clement reports on the shock, confusion and uncertainty about critical details missing from the government’s housing policy package
20th Apr 21, 8:52am
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Diana Clement reports on the shock, confusion and uncertainty about critical details missing from the government’s housing policy package
Even though it's 'new', Diana Clement points out the updated law governing tenancies is either vague with some key concepts causing confusion, or completely misses dealing with modern intensive living issues
9th Mar 21, 10:14am
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Even though it's 'new', Diana Clement points out the updated law governing tenancies is either vague with some key concepts causing confusion, or completely misses dealing with modern intensive living issues
When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
4th Mar 21, 9:58am
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When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
Jane Wrightson wants changes to the fast-growing retirement village industry where there is growing tension between big business on one side and increasingly vulnerable individuals on the other
21st Feb 21, 9:39am
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Jane Wrightson wants changes to the fast-growing retirement village industry where there is growing tension between big business on one side and increasingly vulnerable individuals on the other
Does opening a ‘back door’ to encrypted communications create a whole new raft of problems? How can firms promise privacy if there is official access? And an unauthorised breach at some point then becomes possible
3rd Dec 20, 4:31pm
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Does opening a ‘back door’ to encrypted communications create a whole new raft of problems? How can firms promise privacy if there is official access? And an unauthorised breach at some point then becomes possible
Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
6th Oct 20, 4:55pm
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Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
Travel insurers face risks and pressures that may mean travelers won't be able to buy travel coverage for a reasonable price in future, creating a Catch-22 for the travel industry generally. Should the taxpayer underwrite the risks?
28th Sep 20, 9:44am
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Travel insurers face risks and pressures that may mean travelers won't be able to buy travel coverage for a reasonable price in future, creating a Catch-22 for the travel industry generally. Should the taxpayer underwrite the risks?
Many lawyers are dragging their heels on AML compliance, risking penalties, reputation damage and full-scale police investigations when the regulator begins its inspections later this year
22nd Apr 19, 8:02am
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Many lawyers are dragging their heels on AML compliance, risking penalties, reputation damage and full-scale police investigations when the regulator begins its inspections later this year
Although strictly speaking it's outside the RBNZ's mandate, Governor Adrian Orr introducing a much greater focus on consumer outcomes to the central bank is welcome, Gareth Vaughan says
2nd Jun 18, 7:02am
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Although strictly speaking it's outside the RBNZ's mandate, Governor Adrian Orr introducing a much greater focus on consumer outcomes to the central bank is welcome, Gareth Vaughan says
Any NZ inquiry into the conduct of the financial services sector will require a lengthy and deep probe into the insurance sector, Gareth Vaughan argues
15th May 18, 4:10pm
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Any NZ inquiry into the conduct of the financial services sector will require a lengthy and deep probe into the insurance sector, Gareth Vaughan argues
Freelance journalist Diana Clement welcomes the outcome of the Commerce Commission's probe into Youi that lent heavily on her work, but isn't convinced the company has mended its ways
16th Dec 16, 12:44pm
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Freelance journalist Diana Clement welcomes the outcome of the Commerce Commission's probe into Youi that lent heavily on her work, but isn't convinced the company has mended its ways
Insurer Youi says it may have got some things wrong, but denies charging for quotes as it passes mystery shopping test
21st Jul 15, 2:23pm
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Insurer Youi says it may have got some things wrong, but denies charging for quotes as it passes mystery shopping test
There's no such thing as a sure bet when it comes to investing but KiwiSaver as good as it gets
15th Feb 11, 1:36pm
There's no such thing as a sure bet when it comes to investing but KiwiSaver as good as it gets
Opinion: KiwiSaver fees cost investors thousands, even tens of thousands over the lifetime of the investment
2nd Feb 11, 5:54pm
Opinion: KiwiSaver fees cost investors thousands, even tens of thousands over the lifetime of the investment
Teens and Kiwisaver
20th Dec 10, 11:42am
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Teens and Kiwisaver
Dumb excuses for not joining KiwiSaver
14th Dec 10, 9:51am
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Dumb excuses for not joining KiwiSaver
Why risk is good
8th Dec 10, 7:57am
Why risk is good