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Forest & Bird to defend New Zealand’s conservation land

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:12:27 +1300 | Forest And Bird

26 February 2017 Environmental organisation Forest & Bird will argue in New Zealand’s highest court that specially protected conservation land belongs to New Zealanders and to nature, and can’t be traded away for commercial development.More >>

The Extradition Saga of Kim Dotcom - Binoy Kampmark

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:33:33 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The hunger with which US officials pursue copyright or general intellectual property violations is insatiably manic. The degree of that hunger is expressed by the now suspended, and most likely defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership, an attempt to further ...More >>

One week delay to consultation process for Council bylaws

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:43:46 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Council is reviewing its general bylaws. They cover a range of matters ranging from public health and safety, parking, the use of public reserves, stock on public roads and driving on beaches as well as the keeping of animals.More >>

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:02:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Attorney-General announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2017. More >>

Call for Minister to support conservation order

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:56:12 +1300 | Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust call on Environment Minister to support conservation order to protect national water taonga More >>

Key landscape decision released by the Court of Appeal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:37:05 +1300 | Environmental Defence Society

The Court of Appeal judgement in Man O’ War Station v Auckland Council has been released today and EDS has welcomed the comprehensive rejection of the appellant company’s position.More >>

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:17:45 +1300 | Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. More >>

Decision day for Glen Innes tenant fighting eviction

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:16:13 +1300 | Tamaki Housing Group

Elderly tenant Niki Rauti is expecting a decision from the Tenancy Tribunal today which will determine whether she can stay in her home of 21 years. More >>

Human rights is the new business risk

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:10:05 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Globalisation has sharpened debate on the responsibility of corporations for their human rights footprint but the question of how they can be held liable for human rights violations remains.More >>

Get on board with cruise cover

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:17:14 +1300 | Compare Travel Insurance

Preparing to soak up the sun and scenery on board a Kiwi cruise? You may want to consider cruise cover before you set sail. More >>

Warren Richard McFie struck off roll

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:51:37 +1300 | New Zealand Law Society

Former Auckland lawyer Warren Richard McFie has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. More >>

Final Milestone in Iwi Settlement Process

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:43:16 +1300 | Te Atiawa Trust

Today marks the conclusion of the Treaty Settlement process for Taranaki Iwi, Te Atiawa, Ngāruahine. Each iwi will receive the remainder of their treaty settlements formalising the transfer of all redress from each respective Iwi deeds of settlement.More >>

Nicky Hager files case in the Human Rights Review Tribunal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:35:09 +1300 | Felix Geiringer

Nicky Hager has filed a case against Westpac with the Human Rights Review Tribunal. This is yet another step in Mr Hager’s response to the unlawful search of his home and private information by Police.More >>

Standing Rock Protest Campsite to be Cleared

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:49:14 +1300 | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

I continue to ask that there be no forcible removal of remaining campers. Peace and Safety is the priority. More >>

The State of the World’s Human Rights 2016/17

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:40:08 +1300 | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding ...More >>

Judgment: Spark NZ v Commerce Commission

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:04:27 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

IN THE HIGH COURT OF NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND REGISTRY CIV-2017-404-230 [2017] NZHC 238 More >>

Eagle-eyed public reports massive illegal scallop haul

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:50:31 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Vigilant members of the public are being praised for helping to uncover a haul of over more than 300 illegally taken scallops by two divers in an incident at Whangarei Heads.More >>

Howard League CEO Crime at ACT conference

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:13:45 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

Former Labour President and Howard League CEO Mike Williams on Crime: Last Chance to Register this Week More >>

Judge criticises mobile trader for targeting the vulnerable

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:56:10 +1300 | Commerce Commission

Mobile trader Bestdeals 4 You Limited (Bestdeals) has been fined $47,250 in the Auckland District Court for failing to disclose key consumer information about its credit contracts and layby sales agreements.More >>

High Court Sentencing – Auckland Transport Statement

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:01:10 +1300 | Auckland Transport

In 2013, Auckland Transport began an investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption within the road corridor maintenance area and subsequently handed the matter over to the Serious Fraud Office.More >>

 

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