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River settlement trustee vows to fight removal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:51:09 +1200 | Susan Osborne

A founding trustee of the pan-tribal entity set up to manage the Whanganui river settlement says she will fight a decision that she has brought the Trust into disrepute. More >>

Fatal shooting of Michael Taylor at Paeroa

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:05 +1200 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Michael Taylor at Paeroa on 10 June 2016. More >>

How To Vote To Ensure A More Open Government

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:43:25 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Part two of an Opening the Election 2017 series on Open Government in Aotearoa. If you are still wondering what open government is, and why it is important to NZ then the first article is a good start for you .More >>

HiveMind Report: Medical Cannabis In Aotearoa

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:16:12 +1200 | Hivemind

Medical Cannabis is a complex and often polarising issue. However, it was highly encouraging that there were some very strong areas of consensus among the 133 participants in this HiveMind exploration. It appears that a clear majority of respondents to ...More >>

Know Your Rights: Understanding Work & Income Benefits

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:48:35 +1200 | Auckland Disability Law

• Tell you about the different Work and Income benefits, supports and allowances, and how to apply. More >>

NZ’s Child Sex Crimes Ranking Demands Urgent Response

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:06:52 +1200 | Stop Demand

Sexual violence advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation says that a UN report that ranks New Zealand as being in the top seven countries for child sex crimes, highlights the urgent need for action.More >>

Labour will get tough on loan sharks

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:55:57 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will take a tough stance on loan sharks and make sure that the Commerce Commission is properly resourced to protect Kiwi consumers, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood.More >>

Elderly tenants take Tāmaki Regeneration to the High Court

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:45:11 +1200 | Niki Eviction

Two days before the 2017 General Election, state housing advocates and supporters will march and assemble at the Auckland High Court where the appeal of Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti will be heard.More >>

Law Firm Simpson Grierson Wins White Camellia Award

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:58:52 +1200 | Simpson Grierson

Law firm Simpson Grierson took out the top award at the White Camellia Awards which were presented by the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House tonight.More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises on Opus Takeover

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:56:48 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

20 September 2017 - Chapman Tripp acted for WSP Global on its full takeover of New Zealand infrastructure company, Opus International Consulting. More >>

Dave Henderson loses appeal against conditions

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:23:04 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The Court of Appeal has dismissed Christchurch property developer David Henderson's appeal against conditions imposed when he was discharged from bankruptcy including a permanent ban on giving personal guarantees for debts ...More >>

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:25:56 +1200 | ALRANZ

Waitemata DHB Denies Woman Abortion The Wireless has revealed an Auckland woman says a North Shore hospital counselor prevented her from accessing abortion by refusing to allow her to see certifying consultants. The woman was 18 weeks pregnant. She ...More >>

UnitedFuture finds itself again the lone voice

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:49:14 +1200 | United Future

UnitedFuture party leader Damian Light is calling for an immediate, coordinated government response to the growing number of incidents attributed to synthetic cannabis. More >>

Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:39:30 +1200 | Parry Field Lawyers

Parry Field Lawyers have just released the book: “Social Enterprises in New Zealand: A Legal Handbook”. More >>

Labour weakness on bail law a dangerous back-flip - McVicar

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:11:40 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour weakness on bail law a dangerous back-flip - McVicar 17th September 2017 The Sensible Sentencing Trust is deeply concerned at statements made by Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on Three's The Nation programme today that they may 'review' ...More >>

The Nation: Corrections Debate

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:09:23 +1200 | The Nation

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has refused to commit to compensation for victims who are raped while double bunking in prisons, but says she feels sorry for those victims and that they deserve the same rights as other victims of sexual assault.More >>

Winston Peters: Our Plan to Clean up Corporate NZ

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:00:24 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters: Our Plan to Clean up Corporate New Zealand At a business meeting in Whangarei this afternoon, the Leader of New Zealand First and Northland MP, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, released policies to clean up corporate New Zealand. “We ...More >>

Damaging Damages: Rebel Wilson’s Defamation Case

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:50:11 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

There is very little to be gained pondering whether celebrity journalism should be protected with the zeal that some of its advocates do. A person with the dirt-directed fanaticism of a Piers Morgan is not to be treasured and his court losses in defamation ...More >>

Lane Neave Advises BT Mining on Solid Energy Acquisition

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:57:21 +1200 | Lane Neave

Lane Neave has advised BT Mining, a joint venture between Bathurst Resources Limited and Talley’s Energy Limited, on the acquisition of assets from three mines acquired from Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (subject to deed of company arrangement).More >>

Let The People Grow (They Do Anyway)

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:07:58 +1200 | Shane Le Brun

Part Two in a series of opinion pieces by Shane Le Brun, Coordinator, Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand (MCANZ)More >>

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