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Government continues to fail students with special needs

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 17:27:17 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children with special needs are continuing to miss out on inclusive education because of an under-resourced and underfunded system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green.More >>

Acting District Court Judges appointed

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 16:46:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Ten acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Warren Cathcart, barrister and solicitor of Auckland, has been appointed as an acting District Court Judge with a jury warrant to serve ...More >>

Parks Should be Alcohol-Free For Protection of Families

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:31:16 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned with proposed alcohol ban laws in Auckland which require communities to have to prove that public parks should be alcohol-free based on evidence and harm.More >>

ComCom to file court proceedings over price fixing

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:31:54 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 7 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission intends to file court proceedings against PGG Wrightson, Elders New Zealand and Rural Livestock by the end of the month, claiming the three fixed fees charged during the implementation of a national livestock ...More >>

The Magna Carta in New Zealand - Judith Collins

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:06:26 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Hon Judith Collins MP for Papakura Speech to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta 1215, University of Auckland Magna Carta Series The Magna Carta in New Zealand Good law takes time. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get it right and then, ...More >>

Intelligence and security reviewers seek public’s views

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:13:08 +1200 | Hon Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy

The independent reviewers examining New Zealand’s intelligence and security legislation are calling for public submissions. More >>

NZICA had 'aggressive' campaign to smear rival, lawyer says

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:57:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants engaged in "professional denigration" that was "quite extraordinary and offensive" against rival accounting body CPA Australia when it was at its most vulnerable in ...More >>

Act closes ‘revenge porn’ loophole

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:48:07 +1200 | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

The Harmful Digital Communications Act (HDCA) that is now in force makes some changes to the scope of the Privacy Act. One change is to close the ‘revenge porn’ loophole, where complainants’ ex-partners could distribute intimate photographs or videos ...More >>

Hanover four say settlement was in investors' best interests

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 15:32:07 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Hanover four say $18M settlement was in investors' best interests, court case would have failed More >>

Around 64,000 fewer recorded crimes

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 14:19:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The crime figures from the Better Public Services results show there were around 64,000 fewer crimes in the past year than in June 2011, though data for the most recent quarter serve as a reminder that there is always more work to be done, says ...More >>

Eric Watson only one of Hanover directors not to settle

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 12:50:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Eric Watson only one of Hanover directors and promoters not to contribute to $18M FMA settlement More >>

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:46:37 +1200 | Walter Brasch

The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house.More >>

Press council rules against Herald ethics on 'Ponygate'

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:56:37 +1200 | Pacific Media Centre

http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/nz-press-council-rules-against-herald-ethics-ponygate-interview-9334 More >>

Auckland man found guilty in animal abuse case

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:45:56 +1200 | SPCA

An Auckland man has today been found guilty of recklessly ill-treating an animal after his pet dog was found in skeletal condition almost starved to death having been fed on instant noodles.More >>

Time for Sonny Tau to Go

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:27:08 +1200 | Rudy Taylor

Raniera (Sonny) Tau should resign immediately from all positions of responsibility, after being charged for allegedly hunting and possessing protected Kereru, says Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu o Ngapuhi co-chair Rudy Taylor. Mr Taylor says “the concept ...More >>

Gold trader sentenced

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:07:18 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

Kairuaiti Tangata Oropai Robert Kairua (Robert Kairua) has been sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court today. More >>

Chapman Tripp Advises Arvida on Successful Capital Raising

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:10:27 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has advised Arvida Group Limited (Arvida) on its $62m acquisition of three Auckland aged care facilities and a $35m capital raising, which includes a $30m private placement that settled today.More >>

Evidence Amendment Bill – call for submissions

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:04:29 +1200 | Select Committee Office

The committee chairperson is calling for public submissions on the Evidence Amendment Bill. The bill, currently before the Justice and Electoral Committee, proposes to make a number of minor and technical amendments recommended by the Law Commission, ...More >>

Update on 'big five' insolvency issues

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:46:23 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

Over the last couple of years, we have developed the habit of periodically pushing up the periscope to try to determine the ‘big five’ insolvency issues on the horizon. More >>

Bill to better support sexual violence victims underway

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:28:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The first stage of the Government’s sexual violence reforms are underway with the passing of the first reading of the Evidence Amendment Act today, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.More >>

 

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