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Chen Palmer is at the cutting edge of public law and employment law – so there’s always lots going on. Here you can find media releases, articles and presentations by us, and examples of our work in the news.

Mai Chen: Diversity changing what it means to be a New Zealander

04 May 2016 / News articles

New Colmar Brunton research reports that a "new modern New Zealander is starting to emerge", driven by both our changing cultural mix and our need to adapt to the changing world

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Farm buying hurdles deter foreigners

28 Mar 2016 / News articles

Foreign investors looking to swoop in and take advantage of the distressed or mortgagee sale of farms over the next year may find they are not easy pickings.

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BNZ CEO Anthony Healy on Superdiversity

11 Mar 2016 / News articles

Anthony Healy, CEO of the Bank of New Zealand addressed the Superdiversity Stocktake Forum held on 8 March 2016.

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James Dunne on voting

11 Mar 2016 / News articles

Partner James Dunne spoke about voting in the flag referendum with Mike Hosking on the Mike Hosking breakfast show

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Time for an Education Commissioner?

10 Mar 2016 / News articles

The Education Act 1989 is being reviewed, so now seems an ideal time to address the lack of a specialist complaints review and resolution body in the school sector.

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Spy review aims to clarify powers

10 Mar 2016 / News articles

Partner James Dunne told Radio New Zealand recommendations from a review of New Zealand's spy agencies would ensure they have a much more structured way of doing things

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ITC and Mai Chen encourage cultural competence in NZ tourism

25 Feb 2016 / News articles

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC), the Superdiversity Centre and top law expert Mai Chen have joined forces to encourage increased cultural competence in the New Zealand tourism industry.ITC and Mai Chen encourage cultural competence in NZ tourism

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More leaders get behind Change the NZ Flag

19 Feb 2016 / News articles

Iwi Leader Joe Harawira, Actor and Writer Oscar Kightley, Chen Palmer Managing Partner Mai Chen, Philanthropist Dame Rosie Horton, and Community Leader Jenny Wang have called on New Zealanders to vote for change.

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Overseas Investment – Changes coming

11 Feb 2016 / News articles

The Prime Minister gave his Annual Statement to Parliament this week outlining the Government’s priorities for 2016.  These include a review of the Overseas Investment Office which started last year.

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Start the year on the right foot and know the new health and safety rules

09 Feb 2016 / News articles

Senior Associate Claire English writes about new health and safety obligations facing private training establishments (PTEs) under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

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