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High Court orders reinvestigation of Chinese steel imports

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:48:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Officials have been ordered to reconsider New Zealand Steel's bid to have anti-dumping duties on imposed on Chinese steel imports. More >>

Children on Nauru are now suicidal, UN hears

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:55:42 +1200 | Human Rights Law Centre Australia

Overnight the UN Human Rights Council heard about the unprecedented health crisis faced by people, including children, detained on Nauru for over five years.More >>

Judgment: NZ Steel v Minister of Consumer Affairs

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:32:01 +1200 | New Zealand High Court

The High Court has found in favour of NZ Steel... It has quashed the Minister’s decision and directed that it be reconsidered. More >>

Judgment: Solicitor-General v Heta - sentencing discount

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:48:15 +1200 | New Zealand High Court

[1] Rachael Heta pleaded guilty on two charges, one of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one of common assault. Judge Moala sentenced Ms Heta on those charges to three years, two months imprisonment. This ...More >>

Oxfam report on multinational drug companies misleading

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:08:54 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Oxfam report on the tax affairs of multinational drug companies labelled misleading by Inland Revenue More >>

Pyne Gould restarts $22M Perpetual Trust litigation

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:51:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Pyne Gould Corp is trying to litigate its way into a $22 million windfall over money it says it's owed from the 2013 sale of Perpetual Trust. More >>

Whistleblower exposed exploitation of migrant workers

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:33:43 +1200 | RNZ

A whistleblower alerted Immigration New Zealand to the exploitation of 12 Indian workers in the South Island. More >>

Ngāti Paoa Trust applauds landmark Supreme Court Decision

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:16:23 +1200 | Ngati Paoa Trust

Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust applauds landmark Supreme Court Decision Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust applauds today’s Supreme Court decision which it expects will prove to be a landmark in the legal history of Aotearoa.More >>

Ngāti Whātua wins right to appeal Auckland land claims

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:58:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust can pursue a claim against the Crown over land but has lost its Supreme Court bid to have settlements with other iwi declared invalid. More >>

Trade, Treaty obligations to fore in plant variety review

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:42:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - A review of intellectual property protection for new plant varieties will grapple with requirements of trade agreements and recommendations the Waitangi Tribunal has made on Māori guardianship. More >>

Government get recruitment process wrong

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:23:01 +1200 | Employers Assistance Ltd

With a fair amount of certainty it can be stated that Government did make an offer of employment to Derek Handley, "former" Chief Technology Officer and that he accepted the said offer. As a result of then not honoring the agreement, Government ...More >>

Indian national sentenced for exploiting migrant workers

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:13:57 +1200 | Immigration NZ

An Indian national New Zealand citizen has been convicted for exploiting Indian workers he employed. More >>

Former PM Shipley accused of reckless trading

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:57:19 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley and husband Burton were in court for the opening day of the high-profile case against Mainzeal's former directors.More >>

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Welcomes Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:38:25 +1200 | Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust has today welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that Crown decisions regarding the transfer of land as part of proposed Treaty of Waitangi settlements can be judicially reviewed.More >>

Judgment: Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust v Attorney-General

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:14:48 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

This appeal arises in the aftermath of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims in 2012 and in the context of proposed settlement of historical Treaty claims between the Crown and Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust (Ngāti Paoa) ...More >>

Mainzeal Directors Face $75m Bill to Unpaid Creditors

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:30:43 +1200 | Joyce and Howse Consulting

Breach of director duties and reckless trading associated with the collapse of Mainzeal in 2013 leaving creditors more than $115million out of pocket, will be examined in the Auckland High Court case starting today against the company’s former directors, ...More >>

Commission to file proceedings against Aurora Energy

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:30:27 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has decided to file court proceedings against Dunedin-based electricity lines company Aurora Energy for breaching its regulated quality standards in 2016 and 2017. The Commission will be asking the High Court to impose financial ...More >>

Plant variety rights consultation starts

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:28:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealand’s plant variety rights law, which regulates intellectual property protection over new plant varieties.More >>

Killer robot ban: NZ must do the same

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:20:31 +1200 | New Zealand Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

An overwhelming majority of European parliamentarians on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution calling for a ban on fully autonomous weapons systems, saying “Weapons without meaningful human control over selecting and attacking targets should be banned ...More >>

European Vote a Win for Music Creators Worldwide

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:11:22 +1200 | APRA - AMCOS

APRA AMCOS applauds the European Parliament’s historic vote yesterday for a new Copyright Directive as a major win for music creators and innovation in the cultural industries.More >>


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