Kia ora koutou.
Sorry for missing a couple of weeks of blogging. I was fortunate enough to escape to sunny Brisbane with my wife and kids for a family holiday. A highlight was daring my boys to go on the infamous "Skycoaster" at Wet n Wild, where two people are strapped together in a harness and hoisted 60m into the air. The only way down is for one of you to tug on the release cord. You just plunge down to what seems like certain death. Talk about bonding with your teenager, as my legs shook uncontrollably all the way up, with me whispering "I love you son, I love you son...". He thought I'd gone mad, so lucky it was him holding the release cord....
Is there a legal lesson in all of this? Not really, except to remind us all that NOW is a really good time to ask the following questions: Have I got a Will? If I have, does it need reviewing because of any changes of circumstance? For instance, if you have altered marital status at all since your Will was last signed, it is unlikely to be still valid. Have I got Enduring Powers of Attorney documents in place? These documents provide authority for someone close to you to make decisions on your health and property where you lack the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself. Have I got a "Living Will", which sets out my wishes for resuscitation, transfusions etc. We get reminded to change the batteries on our smoke alarms, so I reckon time spent on reviewing these arrangements is time well spent.
It's great to be back in New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Til next time, hei kona ra koutou.
Tena koutou. What is Indigenous Law Solutions? Its a constitutional philosophy that says we have laws that evolve from the land and its natural resources, unique to this country and people.