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Diana Clement

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Diana is a freelance journalist who writes on personal finance and property investing. Over her 20-year career Diana has written for most of the top personal finance publications in the UK and New Zealand.

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10 years 9 months

Latest articles

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?
Diana Clement looks in detail at the implications of the new Residential Tenancies Act changes, that come with hardened opinions by landlords, and welcomed by tenant advocates
12th Sep 20, 9:18am
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Diana Clement looks in detail at the implications of the new Residential Tenancies Act changes, that come with hardened opinions by landlords, and welcomed by tenant advocates
Diana Clement explores how you enforce a court’s judgment when defendants try to hide their assets and when official agencies don't show any special inclination to help enforce the decision
25th Aug 20, 5:00am
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Diana Clement explores how you enforce a court’s judgment when defendants try to hide their assets and when official agencies don't show any special inclination to help enforce the decision
Diana Clement explores how directors might protect themselves from litigation as climate change risks rise and the courts are increasingly used to resolve 'you should have known' claims
24th Feb 20, 10:39am
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Diana Clement explores how directors might protect themselves from litigation as climate change risks rise and the courts are increasingly used to resolve 'you should have known' claims
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
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
Youi in the firing line: Current and former employees detail explosive claims about the culture and conduct of the insurer
1st Apr 16, 12:01pm
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Youi in the firing line: Current and former employees detail explosive claims about the culture and conduct of the insurer
In a major investigation Diana Clement talks to Youi customers & ex-employees about the insurer and uncovers startling allegations of serious misconduct
22nd Mar 16, 11:23am
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In a major investigation Diana Clement talks to Youi customers & ex-employees about the insurer and uncovers startling allegations of serious misconduct
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