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UPDATE: SH29A still closed following Maungatapu crash

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:58:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

State Highway 29A at Maungatapu in Tauranga is still closed following a serious crash shortly after 10am involving four vehicles. More >>

Media advisory - Hamilton Fatal crash interview

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:41:34 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Media are advised Waikato Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace will be available for a media stand up at Hamilton Central Police Station at 3pm this afternoon. More >>

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Hastings

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:42:18 +1200 | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:30am two females broke into his home, assaulted the man and stole his vehicle. More >>

Police seeking witnesses to fatal Hamilton crash

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:40:28 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Just before 10.00pm on Friday 24 June 2016 a white Nissan Skyline was travelling north on State Highway 3 towards Hamilton, the vehicle appears to have come around a slight left hand bend on the wrong side of the road, in correcting, it has lost ...More >>

Letter to Solicitor General on plea bargain debacle

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:30:07 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Below is a self explanatory letter to the Solicitor General giving her an opportunity to explain the situation that enabled Moko's killers to plead guilty to manslaughter. To date we have had not even had an acknowledgement! More >>

NPM Urges Cabinet Not To Adopt Ministry Advice

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:20:42 +1200 | Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

The Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries are currently seeking Cabinet’s agreement to adopt a bottom line position that nobody owns freshwater and that there should be no national settlement favouring iwi/hapū over other users.More >>

The Brexit Vote Is No Triumph For Democracy & Here Is Why

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:12:43 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

What ever happens this morning it is clear that something went horribly wrong with the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum. This is not how democracy is supposed to work.More >>

ERA Finds in Favour of Peggy Burrows

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:31:16 +1200 | Ali Jones Public Relations

The Employment Relations Authority yesterday ruled against the Rangiora High School commissioner, Beverley Moore, after she took a case to try and gag former RHS principal, Peggy Burrows. More >>

Breach means training provider must repay $1.47 million

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:53:39 +1200 | Tertiary Education Commission

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses ...More >>

Drink Driving programme steering change

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:28:49 +1200 | Department Of Corrections

Drink Driving programme steering change in the Central North Island An initiative run by Taupō Community Corrections is working to instil better life skills in offenders while helping to ensure the roads around the central North Island are safer. The ...More >>

Community members given chance to get involved

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:20:49 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

There is less than two weeks left to apply to be on the Regional Water Management Committee (applications close on 5 July) and make a difference to how our water is managed.More >>

Response to Ombudsman’s Report

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:34:53 +1200 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has acknowledged the release of Ombudsman Professor Ron Paterson’s findings following a complaint from Mr Derek Leask. More >>

Petition To Reinstate Cr Glenys Searancke

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:28:01 +1200 | Reynold Macpherson

Cr Peter Bentley tabled a petition at the Council meeting today calling for the reinstatement of Cr Glenys Searancke. Glenys was stripped of her Council responsibilities by Mayor Chadwick in December 2015 after refusing to resign as Chair of the Rotorua District ...More >>

State Services Commission Got MFAT Investigation Badly Wrong

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:53:09 +1200 | Derek Leask

Derek Leask, a former Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs and New Zealand High Commissioner in London, has welcomed the Ombudsman’s findings on the investigation by the State Services Commission into the leaking of Foreign Affairs papers in 2012 and 2013. ...More >>

State Services Commission Inquiry into leaked MFAT documents

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:45:38 +1200 | Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman Ron Paterson has today published his opinion on an investigation into a complaint by Derek Leask, a former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, about the State Services Commission's inquiry into leaked MFAT documents, undertaken by ...More >>

Godfrey Hirst to challenge High Court ruling

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:23:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) - Godfrey Hirst, the Australian carpet maker, has sought leave of the High Court to challenge its June 8 ruling that dismissed an appeal against a merger of New Zealand's wool scouring operations that would give rival Cavalier ...More >>

Police Association supports undercover technique

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:38:51 +1200 | Police Association

“The fact that the bodies of two homicide victims were recovered and their killer was convicted is vindication of the innovative and legal method used by police to obtain a confession from the offender,” Police Association President Greg O’Connor ...More >>

Joyce Ignored Warnings on Dodgy Foreign Student Visas

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:40:18 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The blame for fraudulent paperwork from foreign students in New Zealand rests with Minister Stephen Joyce, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Example of a McDonald's worker shortpaid annual leave

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:14:15 +1200 | Mike Treen

McDonaldf's worker Shontelle Kingston got a week's annual leave paid out at 30 hours last week when it should have been 45.65 hours. More >>

Statement following the sentencing of Kamal Reddy

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:03:37 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge that this was a difficult investigation from the outset due to the long period of time that passed between Pakeeza and Juwairiyah going missing and the investigation commencing.More >>


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