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Weed Campaigner Calls for Decriminalisation of Meth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:51:25 +1300 | David Tank

The news that methamphetamine is soon to overtake marijuana as New Zealand's number one drug matter before the Courts is of no surprise to Tauranga Legal Weed Campaigner David Tank.More >>

If you can’t back it up, don’t say it

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:43:53 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released a new video , giving guidance to traders on false, misleading or unsubstantiated claims and how to avoid making them. More >>

FMA cracks down on financial services companes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:15:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb.20 (BusinessDesk) - The Financial Markets Authority says it saw a positive change in market participant conduct last year although it's likely to bring proceedings against at least two company directors for misusing the Financial Service Providers ...More >>

InternetNZ seeks modern balance for copyright law

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:23:08 +1300 | InternetNZ

"The Internet has opened up new opportunities for creative New Zealanders. Our paper points to those opportunities, and suggests that getting copyright right would help us to realise their benefits," says Chief Executive Jordan Carter.More >>

Meth moral panic continues under proposed tenancy changes

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:16:53 +1300 | The Salvation Army New Zealand

Proposals to allow landlords to evict tenants with just seven days notice for methamphetamine contamination are an extension of the meth moral panic, The Salvation Army says. More >>

Playing down workplace incidents doesn’t pay

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:33:39 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Trade Depot Ltd appeared in Auckland District Court in December following an incident where more than 200kg of plasterboard fell on a worker in Takanini. The Court has since released its sentencing decision on the matter.More >>

#MyLifeMyChoice Campaign Goes Live

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:59:33 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour today launched a series of videos that will feature in a social media campaign for the End of Life Choice Bill. “The #MyLifeMyChoice campaign will highlight the personal stories of Kiwis suffering with terminal illness”, ...More >>

Consumer NZ sunscreen complaint results in action

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:30:35 +1300 | Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ complaint about a sunscreen that failed to meet its label claims has resulted in manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreeing to only sell products that meet the joint Australian and New Zealand standard. More >>

NZDF Had Reports Of Civilian Casualties After SAS Raid

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:48:50 +1300 | Nicky Hager

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) received intelligence updates within one or two days of the August 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan that reported civilian casualties, including the death of a child, new Official Information Act documents reveal. This ...More >>

Killing of Unborn a Crime not a Health Issue

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:38:34 +1300 | Right To Life

Right to Life is opposed to the sinister proposal of the Minister of Justice to remove abortion from the Crimes Act. Since 1856 this act has outlawed the killing of the unborn and provided legal protection for mothers and their vulnerable and defenceless ...More >>

Supercrete Auckland director fined $37,500

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:31:32 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The former director of Supercrete Auckland Limited (Supercrete) has been fined $37,500 for misrepresenting generic Chinese cladding as the premium Australian-made ‘Hebel’ brand. More >>

NZ Law Students' Association on sexual misconduct

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:26:04 +1300 | New Zealand Law Students Association

We condemn any behaviour or conduct that makes a student feel unsafe or uncomfortable in a working environment. More >>

High Court rules Crown Minerals Act has primacy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:47:57 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The High Court has ruled that the Crown Minerals Act has primacy over the Reserve Act in an application to mine coal on reserve land in Buller. More >>

Bar Association Re Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:26:01 +1300 | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association says that respectful behaviour towards all staff in the legal profession is a basic starting point to have sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace eliminated.More >>

MyAdvice.Legal Launches Offical Chinese Version

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:21:46 +1300 | MyAdvice

MyAdvice.Legal Launches Offical Chinese Version Today, MyAdvice.Legal launched its official Chinese version of the website in response to demand from many new migrants who cannot speak English and are requiring legal advice in their own language. Mai ...More >>

Calls for Extensive and Open Review of Abortion Law

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:52 +1300 | Voice For Life

Voice for Life Calls for Extensive and Open Review of Abortion Law Voice for Life joins the Abortion Supervisory Committee in calling for Parliament to review New Zealand’s abortion law to make it more fit-for-purpose for the 21st century, but ...More >>

No Public Mandate To Change Abortion Law

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:57:50 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Labour government has no mandate to weaken abortion laws and the public has no appetite for the abortion laws to be liberalized. “The Abortion Supervisory Committee complains that nobody is listening. That is the way ...More >>

ALRANZ Hopes Law Commission Will Result in Reform

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:54:19 +1300 | Abortion Law Reform Association NZ

Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand MEDIA RELEASE 16 February 2018 ALRANZ Hopes Law Commission Will Result in Reform ALRANZ acknowledges Justice Minister Little’s announcement this afternoon of an upcoming Law Commission review of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Faafoi revives plan to impose criminal sanctions on cartels

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:37:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today tabled legislation reviving plans that would criminalise cartels, attaching harsher penalties including the threat of jail. More >>

NZ First Bill: English set to become official

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:21 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has submitted a member’s bill for English to be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. Te Reo Maori was recognised in 1987 and New Zealand Sign Language in 2006, yet there is no legislation that recognises English.More >>


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