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Mitre 10 chair Dippie's own stores still at odds with union

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:37:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Mitre 10 (New Zealand) chairman Martin Dippie's Jacks Hardware and Timber is still wrangling with First Union over details of the hardware store operator's first collective agreement some 3 1/2 years after talks began. More >>

Judgment: Attorney-General v Taylor & Others (Prison Voting)

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:39:43 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL Appellant AND ARTHUR WILLIAM TAYLOR First Respondent HINEMANU NGARONOA, SANDRA WILDE, KIRSTY OLIVIA FENSOM AND CLAIRE THRUPP Second to Fifth RespondentsMore >>

McIntosh must return 'profits', Supreme Court rules

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:28:33 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Former Ross Asset Management investor Hamish McIntosh can keep the $500,000 he invested with the failed Ross Asset Management but must return the fictitious profits, the Supreme Court has ruled in a majority decision.More >>

Jeff Sessions on Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:55:39 +1200 | US Department of Justice

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision: More >>

The Muslim Ban was Discriminatory, Rules 4th Circuit

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:49:18 +1200 | ACLU

We should all feel proud today. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to allow the Muslim ban to go into effect. Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start : The president promised to ban Muslims from the ...More >>

Mitre 10 chairman still embroiled in employment dispute

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:19:50 +1200 | First Union

After more than three years of negotiations and court battles, union members at Jacks Hardware and Timber, trading as Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel, are still waiting to settle their first collective agreement as company owner and Mitre 10 ...More >>

Open Letter from Kim Dotcom

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:01:14 +1200 | Kim Dotcom

1. As you know, you and I have previously corresponded after I reached out to you to offer my assistance with the GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the family of Mr Rich ( family ). I understand from our communications that you are representing the family ...More >>

Hamish Mcintosh v John Howard Ross Fisk, David John Bridgman

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:09:40 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Employment agreements crucial this Gypsy Day

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:47:58 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

“In an industry renowned for seasonal averaging, it is important dairy farmers focus on ensuring all current and new employees have the correct employment agreements, especially with the introduction of new employment laws in April,” says Melissa ...More >>

$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:31:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. $51.6 million in funding will enable Community ...More >>

$46.9m to reduce burglary and youth offending

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:15:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will provide an extra $46.9 million of operating funding over the next four years for new services to reduce burglary and youth offending, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell say. The funding is part of ...More >>

$37.2m to reduce family violence

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:14:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice Hon Anne Tolley Minister of Social Development 25 May 2017 $37.2m to reduce family violence More >>

EPA must again refuse seabed mining application

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:44:39 +1200 | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington - 25 May 2017 - Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) had failed to provide the information on the impacts of seabed mining that the EPA used as a basis for refusing the company’s first application in 2014, so there was no choice but to again refuse ...More >>

Fine for South Waikato earthworks company

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:53:42 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

A South Waikato contracting company has been convicted and fined $19,000 for carrying out illegal earthworks on a farming property in Okoroire. More >>

Auditor-General standing aside for independent review

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:27:44 +1200 | Office of the Auditor-General

Yesterday, I wrote to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and requested an independent person review my suitability for the role of Controller and Auditor-General. More >>

Unite Union makes headway in talks with Restaurant Brands

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:55 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Unite Union is still negotiating with Restaurant Brands New Zealand after the union's members, who account for about half the fast food operator's local workforce, went on strike for the first time in a decade. More >>

Ruling on Criminal History Check May Affect All Regulators

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:49:24 +1200 | Real Estate Agents Authority

A Court of Appeal decision that limits the scope of criminal history checks on real estate agents may have implications for all regulators, the real estate industry watchdog says. More >>

SSC investigation of whistle blower treatment

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:55:03 +1200 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced that the State Services Commission is taking over responsibility for investigating the treatment of Public Servants within the Ministry of Transport who raised concerns about the conduct of ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:59:16 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility, terrorism porn, and Dylan’s 76th birthday First published on WerewolfMore >>

Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:35:04 +1200 | University of Otago

Researchers from New Zealand and Australia have claimed that a standard practice used in psychiatry may be ineffective and violate international human rights conventions. More >>