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More Asian migrants are choosing to live in provincial areas. 

A new report on Asian migration shows more people are choosing to live in provincial areas such as Southland. The study, Beyond the Metropolis: The Asian Presence in Small City New Zealand, examined the impacts and trends of migration in six areas: Invercargill and Southland, Queenstown, Nelson, Napier-Hastings, Rotorua, Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty. The report […]

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How will the TPP affect Intellectual property law in NZ?

The first official TPP text release has confirmed tech sector IP concerns Now that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is finally out in the open some of the details point to how the legal environment will be changing for NZ tech companies and startups. Initial readings suggest with the TPP we are getting US-style copyright […]


Net migration inflows set new record.

New Zealand’s net migration inflows for September of 10,510 were the second strongest on record, beaten only by the July inflows. Statistics New Zealand figures released yesterday showed inflows had topped 10,000 for the past three months, having averaged about 9650 in the preceding years. September’s outflow of 4960 was slightly higher than the 4810 average […]


QCL Finalists for 2015 NZ Law Awards

In November the NZ Law Awards for 2015 will be announced and Queen City Law is proud to yet again be a finalist in the Prendos New Zealand Property and Construction Specialist Law Firm of the Year category. We would like to thank you all for your invaluable support and confirm that we are always committed to delivering excellent […]

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Overseas Investment In NZ – OIO Processes and Trends

The OIO screens all sizable foriegn investment in NZ but under the TPP the criterea for approval could change. The Trans-Pacific Partnership could halve the number of major foreign investments in New Zealand which need to pass “good character” and business experience tests. With some recent developments Overseas Investors in NZ may be wondering if the landscape has […]


Rita Worner appointed to New Zealand Law Society Immigration and Refugee Committee

Queen City Law lawyer Rita Worner has been appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Law Committee of the New Zealand Law Society. The committee undertakes important work in the areas of immigration and refugee law, including but not limited to monitoring proposed legislative reforms, making submissions, and consulting with government departments and other organisations. Rita […]

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New CBD listing in the Heart of Aucklands ‘Learning Quarter’

Queen City Law are proud to present a new CBD premises in the Heart of Aucklands ‘Learning Quarter’. This modern office space would be an Excellent Learning Business or Tech Startup Premises. The property is already tenanted and enjoys a good income flow. Check out this CBD property and more listed by our property team on […]

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3000 new apartments planned for Auckland CBD

Colliers International researchers said today 3000 apartments would be built in the Auckland cbd in the 4 years to the end of 2018, raising stock by 18%, from 17,395 to 20,472. Research & consultancy national director Alan McMahon said 6601 new apartments would be built in the whole region, 44% in the cbd, 28% in each […]


2015 NZAMI Annual Conference

Today QCL principal Marcus Beveridge will address the opening of the NZAMI annual conference. If you are interested in the law, immigration and what New Zealand will look like in the future please come along, but don’t forget to register with NZAMI first. To read more about Marcus click here. To read more articles by Marcus […]