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Arrest made in attempted robbery

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:28:46 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police have arrested a 24 year-old man in relation to attempted robbery and firearm offences. More >>

Police investigate serious assault

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:14:59 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police in Onehunga are investigating a serious assault after an incident that occurred in Trafalgar Street around 3.00am this morning, Saturday 30 July. More >>

Imagine my disappointment - Kim's Workman's open letter

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:38:31 +1200 | JustSpeak

I want to congratulate you for the role you have played in developing the Social Investment in the Justice Sector initiative. It has real potential to bring an evidence-based approach to the sector, through the use of the Integrated Data Infrastructure and ...More >>

New ruling good news for leaky-building owners

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:34:35 +1200 | Parker and Associates

Leaky-building specialist, Dan Parker from Parker & Associates said the Supreme Court’s decision today in the Carter Holt versus Minister of Education appeal is good news for leaky-home owners. “It’s great news. The Court has dismissed Carter ...More >>

Supreme Court upholds Ministry position over leaky buildings

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:24:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision about the Ministry of Education’s case against Carter Holt Harvey over leaky school buildings.More >>

$1200 fine for Timaru Man’s guilty plea

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:41:55 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct plumbing work for renovation projects. More >>

On behalf of the Rangitāne Settlement Negotiations Trust

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:44:45 +1200 | Rangitane Settlement Negotiations Trust

Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua have today confirmed they have received sufficient support from their iwi members to allow their Treaty of Waitangi Settlement to go ahead.More >>

Have your say on kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato insecticide

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:16:08 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking your views on an application to import an insecticide, called Celsius, to control pests found in kiwifruit, pipfruit and potato crops. The applicant, Adria New Zealand Limited, is looking to import ...More >>

SFO given more info on ex Ministry staffer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:32:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Sue Moroney List MP based in Hamilton Transport Spokesperson 29 July 2016 SFO given more info on ex Ministry staffer More information on the background and past activities of a former senior Ministry of Transport manager, being investigated for alleged ...More >>

New Zealand Law Society Should Be Renamed

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:24:27 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand Law Society Should Be Renamed Criminal Leniency Society 28th July 2016 “The Law Society has turned its back on the law abiding majority of New Zealanders and is instead writing in support of child sex offenders and serious offenders” ...More >>

Unitary Plan handed to IMSB members and Deputy Mayor

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:38:54 +1200 | Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer says he and seven other councillors are furious that Mayor Len Brown and his supporters today voted to hand over the final consideration of the Unitary Plan to the Auckland Development Committee, chaired ...More >>

Briefing Paper: Mt Pisa, Doc & the Hunting Issue

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:29:46 +1200 | Mt Pisa Station

Earlier this year, historic Mt Pisa Station closed public access gates that run through its property to the adjacent DOC-managed conservation estate. More >>

Animal Cruelty Investigation Leads to Conviction

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:48:19 +1200 | SAFE For Animals

Justice has been belatedly served for the calves brutalised by a slaughterhouse worker, according to animal advocacy charity SAFE. The worker was today sentenced to 10 months home detention and community service. SAFE says animal rights groups can take the ...More >>

New regulations on live animal export rules announced

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:24:28 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

New rules that will give the Ministry for Primary Industries greater visibility of the welfare of animals being exported from New Zealand will come into force on 25 August 2016, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) announced today.More >>

Government responds to 2014 election report

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:36:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s response to a Parliamentary Select Committee report on the 2014 General Election. More >>

Liquidator "fabricated" key document – High Court

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:20:03 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

A High Court finding this month that a liquidator fabricated a key document and failed to account for receipts of over half a million dollars highlights the need for regulation of the insolvency profession.More >>

Australian court victory won't deter NZ litigants

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:15:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Australia's High Court has dismissed an appeal in a class action suit against fees charged by Australia & New Zealand Banking Group but the ruling won't necessarily derail a similar representative action over bank fees in ...More >>

Trustpower Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:26:32 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

Trustpower derives its income from retail sales of electricity. It generates about half of the electricity it sells and buys the rest from other generators. During the 2006, 2007 and 2008 tax years, it incurred costs totalling approximately $17.7m ...More >>

“No peas, no weevil” ban now in place in Wairarapa

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:24:01 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls to rid the Wairarapa of the insect pest pea weevil are now formally in place. More >>

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:14:02 +1200 | Pure Hawke's Bay

More Regions Move to Officially Become GM Free The campaign to keep Hawke’s Bay GM Free took another step forward today with the Auckland Plan Hearings Panel recommending the adoption of similar GMO Free rules to Hastings Council.More >>

 

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