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Residency relief for expat landlords

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:20:28 +1200 | KPMG

Kiwi expats with property investments in New Zealand should be breathing a collective sigh of relief following the release of a recent New Zealand High Court decision on residency says Rebecca Armour, head of KPMG’s International Executive Services ...More >>

Swimming Pools, Spas and Fencing

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:04:35 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

If you are putting in a pool this summer you will need to know all pools capable of holding a depth of 400mm of water need fencing including spa pools, portable pools and swimming pools.More >>

2014 Legal Innovation Index Announced

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:06:49 +1200 | LexisNexis

AUCKLAND, 23 September 2014 . The recently released 2014 Legal Innovation Index recognises Clearpoint Counsel, Hive Legal, Keypoint Law, Legal Vision, Nest Legal and the Nexus Law Group as the leading industry innovators across Australia and New ...More >>

Queenstown taxi driver courageous - Human Rights Commission

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:26:36 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says “people like Queenstown taxi driver Ganesh Paramanathan who go public and shine the spotlight on racial abuse are courageous and do so on all our behalf. They make our country a better place ...More >>

Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Amounts to Mass Murder

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:35:19 +1200 | UN News

Syrian refugees are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but others are not so fortunate. Photo: UNHCR/A. D'Amato More >>

New Zealand says no to Culture of Death

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:05:56 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is pleased that the people of New Zealand have rejected a culture of death by refusing to elect a Labour/Green government that supported the decriminalisation of abortion.More >>

SPCA expresses concern over toxin in waterways

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:10:47 +1200 | Ban 1080

Ric Odom CEO of Royal NZ SPCA has expressed concern over the toxic poison 1080 entering waterways, but DoC, Council’s and Ministry of Health have colluded to make it legal. More >>

Waihoroi Shortland: Ngāti Hine is not standing alone

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:06:04 +1200 | Ngati Hine

The Chairman of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi, Sonny Tau is blowing smoke worthy of a Dotcom rally with claims that Ngati Hine is standing alone in its opposition to Tūhoronuku says the Chairman of Te Rūnanga o Ngati Hine, Waihoroi Shortland.More >>

Papuan Human Rights Lawyer Attacked

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:02:05 +1200 | Amnesty International

Papuan human rights lawyer Anum Siregar was attacked by an unknown person in Wamena, Papua province. She is currently defending a tribal leader who is a prisoner of conscience accused of supporting separatist activities. There are concerns for her safety. More >>

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:55:54 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This election campaign is getting no less strange as it heads on down to the wire. Winston Peters is still refusing to say whether a vote for New Zealand First is a vote for changing the current government and its awful, awful policies, or ensuring ...More >>

ASA Also Finds Craig ‘Manipulative’

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:37:47 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been officially caught out manipulating and misleading the voter with incorrect information, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Party Vote Our Weapon in Fight Against Government Corruption

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:26:49 +1200 | Internet MANA

Internet MANA urges New Zealanders to use their party vote to confront corruption in any new government. More >>

Greens pledge to clean up Govt

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:24:40 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is needed in Government to clean up politics after repeated abuses of power by National, the Green Party said today.More >>

Police launch 0800 number & release video following crimes

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:23:02 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police investigating a worrying series of crimes against elderly women on the North Shore have this morning launched an 0800 number for information, and are releasing footage of the people believed to be responsible, to help catch the ...More >>

Police prevent possible disorder after large party cancelled

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:13:29 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A party being planned at Whangarei address and had the potential to get out of control has been cancelled following an approach to organisers by Police. More >>

Media Release - Invercargill - Southern

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:56:11 +1200 | New Zealand Police

At about 1:40pm on Thursday 18 September 2014 members of the Invercargill CIB with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad executed a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant at an Invercargill address. As a result of the search police seized a quantity ...More >>

Man charged after chemical incident

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:42:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 45 year old man is in Police custody and will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with Criminal Damage following an incident in Richmond yesterday afternoon. More >>

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Extrajudicial Executions in Gaza

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:45 +1200 | PLO

PLO Executive committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly condemned the unlawful executions of alleged “collaborators” carried out by Hamas in Gaza. She further called for a halt to all measures and practices that contravene the Basic Law, international ...More >>

Gerald McKay struck off

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:42:27 +1200 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Gerald George McKay be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. The Tribunal found Mr McKay guilty of one charge of professional misconduct by acting for a number ...More >>

Appointment of new partners reflects changing face of law

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:10 +1200 | Claro

New Zealand’s specialist health sector law firm, Claro, has appointed Anita Miller and Iris Reuvecamp as partners. More >>


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