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Written by Denise Evans

Qantas being ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay its employees $6,000.00 highlights the importance for employers to enter into discussions with employees and to reach an agreement before there is any attempt to change conditions which affect the employees.

Lessons from Hollywood for Kiwi couples looking to separate

Each year, there is a wave of break-ups around the new year period after couples spend the extended holiday period together. This results in a surge of Family Dispute Resolution applications before Easter.

Denise Evans considers the true meaning of justice and its role in the adjudication process.

The FairWay team will be available across the Christmas and New Year period, except for the official statutory days.

You can reach us by phone on 0800 77 44 22 or by email at fairwayinfo@fairwayresolution.com across this period.

Christmas Opening Hours:

Mon 18 December – Fri 22 December:

08:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 December – Tue 26 December:


Wed 27 December – Fri 29 December:

It is very hard to capture what mediation really means in a written description. At its simplest, mediation is a process where an independent person assists you to resolve a dispute. It is a profession, a service and a form of dispute resolution.

In many ways, on paper mediation is a science. You can study and train to become certified and accredited as a mediator. There are standards and there are benchmarks for best practice. Skilled mediators spend years learning and fine-tuning their craft and adding to their toolkit, through formal education and practical learning.

By Keri Morris, Client Director - Family Dispute Resolution 

Author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek says that “Innovation is not born from the dream. Innovation is born from the struggle”. In Family Dispute Resolution (FDR), those struggles have created opportunities for innovation in many different areas. 

Bill Rainey, a Resolution Practitioner at FairWay with expertise in environmental law, shares his experiences of facilitating public consultation on environmental issues.

Each year, FairWay’s Family Dispute Resolution team notice a significant increase in enquiries over the Christmas period.

This is the third article in a series, reflecting on significant periods of conflict that have occurred in the world. Following Armistice Day, Denise Evans encourages mediators to reflect on the power of mediation and their individual practice.


FairWay was privileged to present at the Deloitte Fast 50 event, in the presence of some of New Zealand’s greatest business minds.

Some of New Zealand’s brightest business minds and innovative organisations gathered for Deloitte’s Festival of Growth, as a culmination of the Fast 50 series which celebrates New Zealand’s fastest growing companies.