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Riaia Donald

Riaia Donald

Senior Associate


  • Construction
  • Property Management

WSG Practice Industries


Riaia is a specialist construction and property dispute resolution lawyer, having worked in this area of law since 2009. She has particular experience in construction contract disputes (particularly regarding claims for variations, extension of time and defective works) and in bringing and defending adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and High Court proceedings for such disputes. Riaia also has experience in arbitrations for commercial property and lease disputes, in particular landlord and tenant obligations and rent review disputes.

Bar Admissions

New Zealand


LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
BA University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation | Construction | Property Management

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, Society of Construction Law
Member, Infrastructure New Zealand


A Country Divided: Alert Level Differences and New Zealand’s Construction Supply Chain
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2021

The Delta variant’s arrival in New Zealand has resulted in a range of novel issues impacting the construction industry.  The latest has arisen due to the interregional differences in Alert Levels.  While Auckland remains at Level 4 until at least 11:59pm on Tuesday 14 September, from 11:59pm tonight, the remainder of New Zealand will move to Level 2...

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