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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.

 

TINY HOME OR NOT?

Conflicts between tiny home owners and local authorities have received heavy news coverage, they continue to cause headaches for council enforcement officers and MBIE has been asked to determine whether a steady stream of tiny homes are vehicles or b...

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HEANEY & PARTNERS PROUD PARTNER OF THE INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN NETWORK

Heaney & Partners are proud to support the upcoming events of the Inspirational Women Network in Australia and New Zealand.

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HEANEY & PARTNERS JOIN WITH NZARH

Heaney & Partners are delighted to announce that we are the preferred employment lawyers of the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers.

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POTENTIAL FOR CLAIMS AGAINST COUNCILS ARISING OUT OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Council commissioned report into work done by Kevin O’Connor & Associates Limited raises concerns about its structural designs. Please contact us if you have any concerns about the work of this civil engineering firm in your council area. 

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POSSIBLE STRUCTURAL DESIGN ISSUES IN BUILDINGS DESIGNED BY KEVIN O’CONNOR & ASSOCIATES LTD

A report by Beca raises concerns about structural weaknesses in a number of buildings designed by Kevin O’Connor & Associates Limited (KOA). We act for councils in respect of seven buildings designed by the company.

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URGENT REFORM URGED FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Are lowball quotes and slim profit margins the reason for substandard construction? MBIE to release transformative plan for the industry by the end of the year.

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CRITICAL STRUCTURAL BUILDING COMPONENTS MISSING OR DEFECTIVE

New ultrasound imaging technology has revealed that critical structural parts of buildings were defective or missing in 1100 of 1200 buildings tested since 2016.

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WEATHERTIGHTNESS DECISION COULD HAVE FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal could have far-reaching implications for the construction industry, in particular those who carry out weathertightness related repairs.

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PROSECUTION HIGHLIGHTS HUGE TOLL OF UNSAFE WORK PRACTICES

WorkSafe’s recent investigation into a structural steelwork company has come to an end and resulted in a prosecution in the Christchurch District Court.

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