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JPMorgan's NZ branch gets formal warning for 2013 lapse

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:43:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

JPMorgan's NZ branch gets formal warning from central bank over lack of risk assessment plan in 2013 More >>

Schedule of public hearings

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:28:14 +1300 | Local Government Commission

Media are advised that the Local Government Commission will next week commence public hearings on its draft proposal for reorganisation of councils in the Wellington region. More >>

Flooding Ruahine conservation land unlawful - Forest & Bird

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:18:56 +1300 | Forest And Bird

Flooding Ruahine conservation land unlawful, says Forest & Bird A Department of Conservation proposal to allow high value conservation land in the Ruahine Forest Park to be flooded to build the Ruataniwha water storage lake in Hawke’s Bay is ...More >>

Carter Holt cladding 'inherently defective', court hears

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:08:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 4 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey cladding sheets and systems used in 880 school buildings were "inherently defective" and the Ministry of Education is entitled to sue the company, the Court of Appeal heard today.More >>

Melanoma Deadlier Than Road Fatalities

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:33:29 +1300 | Accuro Health Insurance

More people die from melanoma each year than are killed annually in road crashes. This statistic is part of a comprehensive submission made to parliament’s Health Select Committee which is considering outlawing sunbeds for people under the age ...More >>

New Zealand's most expensive cake

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:07:45 +1300 | Jenny Rudd from MOSH

There is plenty of nervousness around posting photos of a girls' night out downing tequilas on Facebook. God forbid anyone tag you in them and you lose out on your dream job because an employer googles you and sees a Chippendale in nothing but a ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:29:28 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system. To all intents and purposes, access by New Zealanders to the Privy Council ...More >>

Judgment: Pora (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent)

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:15:43 +1300 | Privy Council

Susan Burdett was raped and murdered in her home in March 1992. In May 1994 Teina Pora (“the Appellant”) was convicted of the rape and murder of Ms Burdett and the aggravated burglary of her home. In 1999 the New Zealand Court of Appeal quashed ...More >>

Justice at last for Teina Pora and his whānau

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:04:12 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party says today is a great day for Teina Pora and those of his family who stood by him. More >>

Justice for Teina Pora long overdue

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:14:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Privy Council’s decision to quash Teina Pora’s convictions for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett could be the final chapter in a case that should have been closed years ago, Labour’s Justice Spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

Teina Pora decision shows need for review

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:12:27 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The Privy Council’s upholding of the Teina Pora appeal is further evidence New Zealand needs a Criminal Cases Review Panel, Dean of the University of Canterbury’s School of Law, Associate Professor Chris Gallavin says.More >>

Teina Pora - Privy Council judgment - Police Statement

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:06:30 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police has received the judgment of the Privy Council which quashes the convictions of Teina Pora. Police will take time to fully consider the judgment and expect to be consulted by Crown Law regarding any Crown submissions on re-trial. More >>

Bankrupt Bryers needs to get back on his feet, lawyer says

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:20:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Bryers, bankrupted in 2009 owing $230 million, is running out of time to get back on his feet, his lawyer told a High Court hearing seeking to discharge the former boss of Blue Chip.More >>

Employers be valuable in domestic violence response

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:23:27 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

This International Women’s Day, the National Council of Women of New Zealand is encouraging employers to take more action to progress gender equality and take a stand against domestic violence.More >>

Review illustrates NZ’s positive electricity market

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:00:18 +1300 | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s annual review of the electricity market shows electricity demand is back on the increase, the four largest retailers are losing market share and electricity prices are being held, while technological innovations are likely ...More >>

Second assault within hours; repeat call for Tasers on belts

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:51:51 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police Association President Greg O’Connor has repeated the call for the routine wearing of Tasers after a second police officer was viciously attacked within hours of the first. More >>

Carter Holt appeals failed strike-out bid over leaky schools

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:25:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey, the building products supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart, is appealing its failed bid in the High Court to strike out a claim that its cladding contributed to a nationwide problem of leaky school ...More >>

Commission lays out approach to unfair contract terms

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:21:47 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

The Commerce Commission has finalised the approach it will take toward the implementation of the new unfair contract term provisions in the Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013, to come into effect on 17 March 2015.More >>

Blue Chip's Bryers accused of muddying Talos role

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:15:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Former Blue Chip boss Mark Bryers was accused of contriving to present himself as a consultant to Talos Accounting Group, when he was actually running the Australian firm in breach of the rules covering undischarged bankrupts, ...More >>

Dutch Euthanasia Proof of Recipe For Abuse

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:36:57 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the NZ lecture tour by Dr Rob Jonquiere, a leader of the Dutch euthanasia movement, will ignore the mounting evidence from his own country that there’s no safe way to kill people and that assisted suicide will result in ...More >>


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