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Mackenzie Elvin Public Lecture

Money, Politics & Inequality: Is New Zealand’s Democracy Broken?   Date:  Tuesday 13th October, 2020 Time:  5:30pm to 7:00pm (Lecture will start at 5:30pm with time for questions to 7:00pm)  Venue:  Wharekauhau Lecture Theatre, Level 2, University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus, Durham Street, Tauranga

Trust Seminars

Join Graeme Elvin and Jess Holtom for a session to discuss changes to the Trust Act and what it might mean for you.   Seminars on the Trusts Act 2019 are being held on the following dates:  

Trusts Act 2019

The new Trusts Act 2019 is coming into effect on 30 January 2021. The Act modernises the Trustee Act 1956 and incorporates the case law which has developed over the last 64-odd years. The new Act is also a bit easier to read. If you follow this link you will see what we mean:  Trusts Act 2019 - www.legislation.govt.nz.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

It is important to have someone to rely on in difficult and challenging times. More importantly, the person you rely on should be someone you have chosen. Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPOAs) enable you to nominate trusted attorneys to make decisions on your behalf in relation to your property (not including Trust property), and your care and welfare.  To be clear, you can appoint any person you choose to be your attorney – in this case “attorney” does not mean “lawyer”.

Acorn Foundation Wills Month

Mackenzie Elvin Law is proud to be supporting the 2020 Acorn Foundation Wills Month this September.  During September, we will be waiving the fee for a simple change to an existing Will for clients who would like to include a bequest, however big or small, to the Acorn Foundation.  To find out more about the great work that the Acorn Foundation does for our community visit https://www.acornfoundation.org.nz/

COVID-19 Business Advisory Support

The Government has recently injected another $40 million into the Regional Business Advisory Fund! If you have a small or medium sized business which has been impacted by Covid-19, you may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to ensure your business remains viable.