RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
25 September 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
At the moment Parts 19 and 101 of the Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) govern the operation of RPAS in New Zealand airspace.
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Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
Action Required: Huge change for New Zealand domain name space
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
From 1pm, 30 September 2014, you will be able register directly in the top level .nz domain space. So, you'll be able to get [anyname].nz rather than [anyname].co.nz or [anyname].org.nz, for example. This is a huge change - the biggest since .nz began around 25 years ago.
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User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
User Generated Content hosts breathe sigh of relief
23 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has just released its much awaited decision in the ​Murray v Wishart defamation strikeout case. The case concerned​​ a campaign run by Mr and Mrs Murray, on Facebook and twitter​​, against the publication of a book by Mr Wishart and his publishing company concerning the death of the young Kahui twins.
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Infringing File Sharing Regime: Process Diagrams
Infringing File Sharing Regime: Process Diagrams
11 September 2014 | By  Rick Shera
Diagrams showing the processes under the Copyright (infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act changes to the Copyright Act 1994. A complicated process when it requires three pages to describe it
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Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
Health & Safety Reform Bill 2014 – A Warning For All Businesses
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) (which is set to replace the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992) is set to bring about wide spread changes to health and safety in the workplace as we know it, and now is the time for businesses to work on compliance with the new rules.
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Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
Health & Safety - Directors and Managers Beware
22 July 2014 | By  Ben Morrison  | 
The Health and Safety Reform Bill 2014 (Bill) will place significant obligations on company directors and managers to manage risks and keep workers safe. Such obligations are to be backed with high fines and even prison for individuals who fail to comply.
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Lowdown - Winter 2014
Lowdown - Winter 2014
18 July 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
Welcome to the 2014 Winter edition of Lowdown. In this edition we cover critical Law Changes in force as well as impending changes On The Horizon...
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Civil Aviation Authority  Funding – Have Your Say
Civil Aviation Authority Funding – Have Your Say
10 July 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The CAA is undertaking a review of its funding framework for the provision of regulatory services.
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Carriage and Delivery of Goods
Carriage and Delivery of Goods
18 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Increased limit under Carriage of Goods Act 1979 and new guarantee as to delivery under Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
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Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
10 June 2014 | By  Lowndes Jordan
In 2012, Rick Shera was invited by the Privacy Commissioner to speak alongside internationally renowned privacy and security expert, Bruce Schneier. Here, lovingly restored, is Rick's talk ...
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UAV Near Misses
UAV Near Misses
05 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (equivalent to New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission) has recently reported on two near misses between UAVs and manned aircraft (in one case a DHC- 8 and in the other a Bell 412 rescue helicopter).
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Goodbye to Postal Rule
Goodbye to Postal Rule
04 June 2014 | By  Rick Shera
In the days when most things went by physical post, in envelopes, delivered by actual people, in real life, mostly on bikes, the law developed the the postal rule. It is an exception to the general rule of contract formation ...
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