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Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin v The Queen

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:28:01 +1200 | NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ...More >>

Conservative Shock Value: Craig’s “Dirty Politics”

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:24:48 +1200 | Francis Cook

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig held a press conference at 2pm on Thursday in which he detailed his plans for legal action against Cameron Slater, Jordan Williams, and John Stringer.More >>

Colin and Helen Craig Statement re: Dirty Politics Brigade

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:14:49 +1200 | Colin Craig

Thank you for coming. My wife (Helen) and I will be making statements after which I will be taking questions from the media. More >>

Public Health Supports Local Government Remit

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:20:34 +1200 | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) supports the recent Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) decision to advocate for legislation to prohibit smoking in the outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants.More >>

Serco knew names of attackers for months

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:19:01 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The victim of a dropping attack gave Serco the names of his alleged attackers months ago and nothing was done, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “Alex Littleton had both of his legs broken in February after an assault which ...More >>

Blessie’s killer shows more changes needed

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:12:56 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The tragic case of Blessie Gotingco’s murder shows that further changes to the use of Preventive Detention are needed to keep our communities safe, says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

Airline Fined Over Boarding Unauthorised Passenger

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:37:38 +1200 | Immigration NZ

An airline has been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to fly to New Zealand without getting prior approval from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). More >>

Greater scope to impose Preventive Detention needed

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:09:58 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to change the law to allow the Crown to apply for preventive detention to be re-considered when an offender has reached the end of their sentence.More >>

Large illegal haul foiled on Lake Ellesmere

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:17 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Canterbury fishery officers received a call from a disgruntled member of the public in late July that a man was taking way too many fish from Lake Ellesmere. More >>

Tony Douglas Robertson v The Queen - Leave Declined

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:09:02 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

The application for leave to appeal is dismissed. REASONS [1] The applicant was convicted of the murder and rape of Mrs Blesilda Gotingco after a jury trial at the High Court in Auckland. He has yet to be sentenced.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the PM’s TPP concessions on medicines

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:49:10 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So, on the eve of the last round of talks meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister John Key has conceded that yes New Zealand will probably have to pay more for medicines under the TPP .More >>

Civil proceedings discontinued

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:49:36 +1200 | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has discontinued its civil proceedings against the directors of Capital + Merchant Finance Limited (CMF). More >>

TPPA a low trust model

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:13:11 +1200 | Hone Harawira

“I’m glad we took the TPPA to the Tribunal” says MANA leader Hone Harawira and former MP for Tai Tokerau, in regards to the claim before the Waitangi Tribunal that the government’s negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...More >>

Support For Euthanasia Decreases As Harms Revealed

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:24:10 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that latest Research NZ poll on euthanasia reveals a welcome decrease in support for euthanasia from its previous poll , and believes that support for a law change will continue to fall as the experiences of overseas jurisdictions ...More >>

Class suits legn still in purgatory, Appeal Court judge says

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:15:33 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) - Justice Forrest Miller, who sits on the Court of Appeal, says class actions provide an extra avenue to help enforce the Commerce Act, but legislation governing the way they should be run is still "in purgatory."More >>

Kiwi exporters beware of e-commerce

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:55:24 +1200 | Wright Communications

The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce to do so. Selling online is a great idea as it gives companies ready access to untapped consumer markets - ...More >>

Internet Romantics at Increasing Risk of Death Penalty

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:14:14 +1200 | Asia Pacific Lawyers Network

“Evidence is mounting of increasing numbers of internet romantics and international travellers risking their lives after being deceived, coerced and ultimately exploited by sophisticated international drug cartels,” New Zealand based international human ...More >>

Auckland man receives $4,500 fine for illegal advertising

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:40:49 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $4,500 for illegally advertising his services as a plumber and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $226.00 and court costs of $260. More >>

Court decision a boost for Plaster Cladding class action

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:33:59 +1200 | Adina Thorn

The recent Court of Appeal decision that claims by the Ministry of Education against cladding sheet and system manufacturer Carter Holt Harvey Ltd are not time-barred is welcome news to those home and building owners participating in the Plaster Cladding ...More >>

Howard League demands full inquiry into Serco fiasco

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:25:54 +1200 | The Howard League for Penal Reform

The events coming to light from the Serco run Mt Eden are outrageous says Howard League Patron Nigel Hampton QC. The Howard League believes that it is wrong to profit from the removal of people’s liberty and that there must be an end to the privatization ...More >>


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