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Commission to appeal High Court decision on price-fixing

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:18:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission will file a notice of appeal against the High Court's decision to dismiss its case against two real estate agencies and their directors in a nationwide price fixing case.More >>

WorkSafe fully accepts the decision of the Supreme Court

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:57:30 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Chief Executive Nicole Rosie said the Court’s decision clarifies the approach the regulator should have taken, and will take in the future in such circumstances. More >>

Pike River families have protected working people once again

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:55:57 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonya’s son Ben and Anna’s husband Milton ...More >>

Judgment: Osborne and Rockhouse v Worksafe NZ

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:22:36 +1300 | NZ Supreme Court

The Court has found that the arrangement to offer no evidence was in exchange for the payment and constituted an arrangement to stifle prosecution. More >>

Supreme Court decision one more step towards truth

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:12:14 +1300 | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are ecstatic that the Supreme Court has today agreed with them that government Ministry MBIE acted against the law when it secretly bargained to allow Pike River CE Peter Whittle to make a cash payment to avoid facing any charges ...More >>

Destiny International Trust, Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:20:10 +1300 | Charities Registration Board

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual ...More >>

Victorian Politicians Show Real Courage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:42:18 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

"Victoria's Upper House has shown real courage by legalising Assted Dying for the State," says ACT Leader David Seymour More >>

Final decision grants consents for Northern Corridor

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:20:34 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency has welcomed a final Board of Inquiry decision granting consents and designation for the Northern Corridor Improvements project. More >>

Community Law elects new co-chairs for national body

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:58:54 +1300 | Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, the national body that represents the interest of Community Law Centres across the country, has elected two new co-chairs, Jenny Hughey and Jason Pou.More >>

57M Uber data breach "utterly preventatable"

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:21 +1300 | Centrify

Cybersecurity leader Centrify says the Uber data breach of 57 million customer and driver records - which the ride-hailing company hid for more than a year - was “utterly preventable”.More >>

Juken will defend Red Stag court action over J-Frame

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:56:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Juken New Zealand will defend court action being taken against it by Red Stag Timber over its J-Frame product, saying the rival wood processor is trying to remove the growing competitive threat of laminated lumber.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the new Pike River agency

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation - has never dealt honestly, ...More >>

Co-op Money Wins Appeal Against Registrar’s Decision

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:47:37 +1300 | Co-op Money NZ

AUCKLAND, 20 November 2017: Co-op Money NZ, the industry organisation representing co-operatively owned credit unions and mutual building societies in New Zealand today announced that it has won its appeal against the decision of the Registrar of Friendly ...More >>

$10,000 fine for crayfish offences

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:47:00 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two Gisborne men, one a church minister, have been fined a total of more than $10,000 between them for a range of crayfish offences. More >>

Red Stag Timber takes Juken NZ to court

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:44:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Red Stag Timber, New Zealand's largest sawmill operator, is taking legal action against its Japanese-owned rival Juken New Zealand, alleging Juken mislabelled its engineered laminated veneer lumber product J-Frame.More >>

Alarming impact of online abuse against women

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:51:51 +1300 | Amnesty International

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences.More >>

Complex DNA law needs rewrite

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:36:22 +1300 | Law Commission

The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. More >>

Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:31:56 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100 percent of inspections. More >>

NSW Rejects Assisted Dying Bill

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:55:08 +1300 | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ welcomes the decision of the NSW Upper House to reject ‘assisted dying’ legislation and urges the New Zealand Parliament to follow suit. More >>

Our Judges Fail New Zealand Yet Again

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:44:12 +1300 | Mike Loder

Then led Police on a high-speed police chase through Hastings – in a stolen car. More >>


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