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Pike River Families Group Press Release

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:51 +1300 | Pike River Families Group

The Families can now but hope that Solid Energy will consider closely the response of the Families’ expert mining advisers, Bob Stevenson and Dave Creedy, and the independent legal advice by Hugh Rennie QC as to why re-entry to the Drift is lawful ...More >>

Communities Seek Criminal Investigation of Chevron CEO

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:57:28 +1300 | Hinton Communications

QUITO, ECUADOR, Oct. 23 /CSRwire/ - Rainforest communities in Ecuador today requested that an international court open a criminal investigation of Chevron CEO John Watson and other high-level officers of the company over their role in violating international ...More >>

UN Expert Concerned About Use Drone Technology

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:55:59 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A Drone is Not a Cop – UN Rights Expert Concerned About Technologies That De-personalise the Use of Force More >>

Scientific developments, dogged investigative work credited

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:54:48 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Waikato Police credit scientific developments and dogged investigative work for arrest in historic Coromandel child sex case More >>

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:46 +1300 | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Al Jazeera to Mark 300 Days Since Arrests of Journalists

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:20:10 +1300 | Al Jazeera

• 300 second montage to mark 300 days to be aired on Al Jazeera • Parents of Peter Greste say the past 300 days has been stressful Doha , 23 October, 2014 More >>

Charges Laid in Alleged Meridian Scam

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:00:25 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have arrested two people this week in relation to an alleged Meridian scam that has targeted elderly residents in Christchurch. More >>

Check the rules before you go fishing

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:17:21 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding all recreational fishers to check the rules before they head out for a fish this Labour Weekend. You can face serious penalties if you break fisheries laws and MPI fishery officers are regularly ...More >>

2 injured in assault, Woodville

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:10pm on Thursday, October 23rd Police attended an assault in Ormond Street, Woodville. There had been a confrontation at the address between a male occupant and an associate.More >>

Govt strains to get tea break law through

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:56:07 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.More >>

Unanimous Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:28 +1300 | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time.More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Use of Drones in Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:50:14 +1300 | UN News

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today.More >>

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the District. More >>

October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:31:05 +1300 | Stop Mass Incarceration

October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation Actions in More Than 50 Cities Nationwide More >>

Cavalier Wool Holdings merger with NZWSI

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:16 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Cavalier Wool Holdings Limited (Cavalier) seeking authorisation to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s (WSI) wool scouring business.More >>

Release of Civil Society Activists in Azerbaijan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:27 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2014 More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action.More >>

Hope for Release of Jailed Journalists as Appeal Date Set

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:19:02 +1300 | Al Jazeera

1st January 2015 has been set as the date when Al Jazeera’s jailed journalists in Egypt will have the appeals against their convictions considered. More >>

Kerepēhi Police shooting release #3

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepēhi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened.More >>


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