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PROGRESS. —The anti-shouting legislation was reptjxled on October 6. 1920. HOPEFUL. —The object of a formal declaration or deed changing one's name is to place permanently on record the identity of the person under his two names. Thus, if he holds land under his old name but sells it in his new name, some reference to the formal document changing his name would be required. It is not essential to advertise such a change, but it is usual to advertise it in the New Zealand Gazette. One > may change an assumed name back to one's original name. A.B.—lf the land owner's title extends to the middle of the creek bed he may. in the absence of any special restrictions affecting his title, make reasonable use of the water for the benefit of his land. What is reasonable depends 'Upon the circumstances, bu' in general his enjoyment • of riparian rights must be such that he does not unreasonably interfere with the riparian rishts of other land owners. If the bed of the stream is owned by land owners adjoining it. persons owning land in the vicinity but not touching the stream cannot complain at the use the land owners make of the stream, so long as a nuisance is not created. GRANDFATHER. —The father and yourself are now joint guardians of the child. If you and the father cannot agree on a question of custody and upbringing of the child, the dispute can be settled by the Court. In any dispute, the primary concern of the Court will be the welfare of the child. Where • child is over 16 the Court will give considerable weight to the child's own preference.

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LEGAL INQUIRY COLUMN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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LEGAL INQUIRY COLUMN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945