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One more week to have your say on SeaCert

Mon, 30 May 2016 16:07:08 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

Nearly 250 seafarers around the country have so far attended public meetings to discuss proposals for changes to SeaCert certification rules. More >>

Judge criticised

Mon, 30 May 2016 11:56:36 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Judge Slammed for Exposing School Girls to Risk of Sexual Predator 28th May 2016 "Corrections have deemed this man at high risk of violent reoffending, they had tried to keep the offender in secure premises, but their plea was turned down ...More >>

Alternative to Tobacco Tax Hikes

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:15:29 +1200 | British American Tobacco

The planned increase in tobacco excise of 10% + CPI from 2017 to 2020 announced by the Government yesterday places an unreasonable burden on consumers of a legal product, says Saul Derber, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ) Head of Legal and ...More >>

Scurr Heights Land Sale Successfully Concluded

Mon, 30 May 2016 09:36:00 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Scurr Heights Land Sale Successfully Concluded The successful sale of the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s 10.69 ha Scurr Heights block opens the way for a new residential subdivision in Wanaka, with the proceeds of the sale benefitting ratepayers. The ...More >>

Amended Statement of Claim Filed in High Court Today

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:32:15 +1200 | Grant Cameron Lawyers

A group of Southern Response policyholders who had their application for a representative action rejected by the High Court in February 2016, have today filed an Amended Statement of Claim in the same court.More >>

NZME and Fairfax apply for authorisation to merge

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:26:04 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Wilson and Horton Limited (trading as NZME) and Fairfax NZ Limited seeking authorisation to merge their media operations in New Zealand.More >>

Overcrowding forces DDLC to suspend liquor license

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:31:36 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 26 May 2016) – The Dunedin District Licensing Committee (DDLC) has suspended the liquor license of a central Dunedin bar for overcrowding. More >>

Women’s Refuge on Budget 2016

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:58:25 +1200 | Womens Refuge

“While I am disappointed there is no additional funding for the family violence sector in the budget today, I eagerly await the outcome of the review of family violence being carried out by the Ministerial Group on Family Violence and Sexual Violence,” ...More >>

More charges laid in reponse to Waikato bobby calves footage

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:54:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Ministry for Primary Industries has laid a second set of charges as part of an investigation into the alleged abuse of bobby calves in the Waikato. More >>

Right To Life Call For Parliament to Act

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:53:00 +1200 | Right To Life

It is a great tragedy that another young Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton, should be murdered, probably as a result of street prostitution. The Prostitution Reform Act decriminalising prostitution was passed by Parliament in 2003. Renee is the fourth ...More >>

Ross Asset Management investor McIntosh allowed to appeal

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:13:23 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has granted former Ross Asset Management investor Hamish McIntosh leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's ruling that he could keep the $500,000 he managed to extract from the Ponzi scheme before its failure, ...More >>

MPI lays further charges over bobby calves

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:57:16 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has laid a second set of charges in relation to an investigation into alleged animal welfare offences involving bobby calves. More >>

Students take the New Zealand Justice System to the stage

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:13:04 +1200 | Just Speak NZ

Just weeks before Cabinet makes a decision about whether or not to raise the age of youth justice, students from Massey University in Wellington are collaborating with JustSpeak to take the New Zealand criminal justice system to the stage on June ...More >>

Police response to to Eric McIsaac plea

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:28:12 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police note the plea entered by Eric McIsaac in court today, but will be making no comment until the conclusion of the court process at sentencing. More >>

FMA Announcement

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:19:45 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

• FMA completes consideration of complaints and finds they “ do not have any reason to believe the [Notice of Meeting and Shareholder] Information Pack was misleading or deceptive” More >>

ComCom files against Vodafone on 'Red Essentials'

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:12:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

The Commerce Commission has filed court proceedings against Vodafone New Zealand, claiming the country's biggest mobile phone operator misled customers on its 'Red Essentials' mobile plan in 2014 to the tune of $90,000. More >>

Vodafone accepts responsibility for error

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:38:24 +1200 | Vodafone

Vodafone made a mistake with the discounting of the Red Essentials Plan in 2014 and we apologise to our affected customers. More >>

Commission files proceedings against Vodafone

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:59:34 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has filed court proceedings against Vodafone New Zealand Limited alleging it breached the Fair Trading Act by making false price representations. More >>

Former Mighty River engineer sentenced to jail for fraud

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:39:13 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - Two people have been sentenced after they committed fraud against electricity company Mighty River Power. More >>

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Wed, 25 May 2016 11:38:34 +1200 | LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queen’s Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers ...More >>


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