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John Key Refuses Fireworks Action

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:33:04 +1300 | Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Waitakere Ranges communities are again facing the very real threat of bush fires, property damage and possible fatalities as Guy Fawkes and summer heat looms. More >>

Consumers urged to ‘do it right’

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:22:50 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A joint consumer awareness campaign from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Consumer Protection team and the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) kicked off over the weekend and aims to educate consumers about the importance ...More >>

Right to Life Commends Police for Protecting Elderly

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:51:02 +1300 | Right To Life

Right to Life Commends Police for Protecting Elderly Exit Members Media Release 23rd October 2016 The Police deserve the commendation and support of the community for their efforts to protect vulnerable and elderly New Zealanders who are members ...More >>


Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:45:34 +1300 | NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

Last week the Minister of Education Hekia Parata commented on the use of ‘seclusion’ and ‘time out’ in schools, labelling it as “absolutely intolerable”. The NZ College of Clinical Psychologists is a professional association exclusively for ...More >>

Election recount declined-Michael Laws confirmed Councillor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:11:50 +1300 | The Message

Mr Kelliher has applied to a District Court Judge for a recount of the votes in the Dunstan Constituency for the Otago Regional Council. The application is made under s 90 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 which provides: 90 Application for recountMore >>

Bid to pardon gay men convicted under anti-gay laws

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:11 +1300 | The Peter Tatchell Foundation

John Nicolson MP will present his Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill to the House of Commons for its second reading this Friday, 21 October. His Bill would grant a pardon to men convicted or cautioned under historic anti-gay laws for consenting ...More >>

Why your choice of builder matters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:31:57 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

“Some building work needs licensed people on the job - make sure you have the right builder for the work you’re doing,” is the advice of Paul Hobbs, Registrar, Building Practitioner Licensing for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. More >>

Action on Waterman Capital's investment in My Food Bag

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:17:31 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has advised private equity firm Waterman Capital in its investment in home food delivery provider My Food Bag announced this week. My Food Bag currently provides more than a million meals to New Zealanders every month.More >>

Legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:51:52 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

The firm has collaborated with the Institute of Directors ( IoD ) in producing a white paper calling on Government to take the lead in addressing opportunities, risks and challenges presented by AI.More >>

McGougan & Ors v DePuy Int'l Ltd & Accident Compensation

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:09:15 +1300 | New Zealand High Court

This press release is designed to assist the media in understanding the above judgment. It does not form part of the judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons can be found at ...More >>

Liquidators reveal scale of Arena Capital/Blackfort FX ponzi

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:31:33 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Documents from the receivers and liquidators of Arena Capital, whose director Jimmie McNicholl has been charged with running a ponzi scheme, show it received more than $9 million from clients even though no forex trading was undertaken.More >>

Landfill application from Nelson and Tasman Councils

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:09:02 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a joint application from the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council to form a business unit to operate the two landfills in the Nelson-Tasman region.More >>

SFO alleges fictitious Forex trading and profits

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:04:22 +1300 | Serious Fraud Office

A man has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today on charges filed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to an alleged foreign exchange (Forex) trading scheme purportedly operated by Arena Capital Limited trading as BlackfortFX.More >>

$8.3mn Ponzi may have hundreds of victims: SFO

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:02:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - A man has appeared in Christchurch District Court accused of obtaining $8.3 million in a Ponzi scheme that prosecutors say may have caught out hundreds of people.More >>

Court of Appeal Hears Pilots’ Safety Fears

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:01:42 +1300 | New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today outlined its concerns to the Court of Appeal on the High Court’s decision to turn down a review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport runway. More >>

Minister to attend trans-Tasman Justice meeting

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:21 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams will today travel to Melbourne to attend the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC). More >>

Ombudsman’s Office working faster

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:05:48 +1300 | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman’s workload has again increased this past year, but the office is resolving complaints faster, and in greater numbers, than the previous year.More >>

2016 CLNZ Contestable Fund Investments Announced

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:44 +1300 | Copyright Licensing NZ

Copyright Licensing New Zealand is delighted to announce the successful applicants in the third round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing ...More >>

Ombudsman delays investigation of Department of Immigration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:53:39 +1300 | Hugh Steadman

Last week the Ombudsman announced a further delay in its investigation of the NZ Department of Immigration’s abuse of Canterbury resident and Canadian citizen, Carolyn Dare Wilfred. Prior to that, there had been two previous, six-week extensions ...More >>

Electoral Commission Welcomes Court of Appeal Decision

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:57:59 +1300 | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission welcomes today’s decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Electoral Commission v Darren Hamish Watson And Anor (CA239/2015). More >>


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