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Decision on LSG SkyChefs welcomed by Kieran McAnulty

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:46:34 +1200 | Kieran McAnulty

Labour List MP based in Wairarapa, Kieran McAnulty, welcomes the Court of Appeal’s decision yesterday to reject an appeal application by global in-flight caterer LSG SkyChefs, and is optimistic that passage of his Member’s Bill, the Employment Relations ...More >>

Justice not served in Australia extradition cases muddle

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:00:53 +1200 | RNZ

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.More >>

Country of origin labelling bill cut back

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:47:05 +1200 | RNZ

Proposed country of origin food labelling legislation has been stripped back by the select committee considering it. More >>

Seafood companies slammed over treatment of foreign crew

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:44:57 +1200 | RNZ

Labour Inspectorate national manager Stu Lumsden said there were concerns that the industry was still neglecting its obligations despite three years of discussions with the department.More >>

Supreme Court rejects Trends Publishing bid

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:26:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 16 (BusinessDesk) - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Trends Publishing International over a deal it put to creditors, which it said was "fundamentally misconceived" as a related party had an equal say on whether to accept the compromise.More >>

Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:29:14 +1200 | Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach ...More >>

Judgment: Trends Publishing v Advicewise People

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:33:12 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

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 >>

LSG SkyChefs decision “important legal victory”

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:05:23 +1200 | E Tu

E tū is welcoming the decision of the Court of Appeal to turn down an appeal application from global airline catering company LSG SkyChefs, cementing an important legal victory for New Zealand workers.More >>

Banks benefit while KiwiSavers miss out on $1 billion

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:59:08 +1200 | Botica Butler Raudon Public Relations

Over 400,000 KiwiSavers who have invested in default funds have missed out an estimated $1 Billion over the last 6 years. • They have overpaid an estimated $100 million in taxes. • Over $800 million of their funds are invested in securities issued ...More >>

Marlborough wine – protecting and promoting the real deal

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:29:41 +1200 | Lawson's Dry Hills

A new initiative has been launched to safeguard Marlborough’s wine reputation and Lawson’s Dry Hills is among the first to jump on board. More >>

Elderly parents of migrants left in limbo over visa changes

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:05:45 +1200 | RNZ

Elderly overseas parents desperate to join their children in New Zealand say the government is sweeping their plight under the carpet after failing to announce what it will do about the residence parent category.More >>

MPI whitewash leaves a dirty stain on NZ’s reputation

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:20:39 +1200 | SAFE

SAFE is outraged to learn that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has, yet again, let animals down by giving a green-light to the Timaru pig farm exposed last week for breaking the law.More >>

Dame Margaret And The Silence of the Silos

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:17:53 +1200 | LawFuel

Dame Margaret Bazley must be getting tired of hauling lawyers into line. First the car boot operators playing up their game in South Auckland and elsewhere and now dealing with BigLaw's big hanging dickheads. And after dealing with the most Type-A ...More >>

Waitangi Day Concert application referred to Environ Court

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:32 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council's Resource Consent General Manager has accepted the Eden Park Trust’s request for the Waitangi Day Concert application to be determined by the Environment Court through a direct referral process instead of by the council.More >>

Have your say on the Maritime Powers Extension Bill

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:21:55 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Media Release From: Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives For release: 13 July 2018 There’s still time to have your say on the Maritime Powers Extension Bill The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee is seeking submissions on the ...More >>

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:08:51 +1200 | Hemp Foundation

Ministry of Health admits losing NZ billions The Minister of Primary Industry spoke positively at NZs first Hemp Summit last week, and the GM of MedSafe admitted that “the biggest problem with the (Hemp) legislation is the way that we have been interpreting ...More >>

Future Mobility's Sealegs unit gets permanent injunction

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:33:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) - Future Mobility Solutions said it won a High Court copyright infringement suit against rival boatbuilders that had used technology from its Sealegs amphibious boats.More >>

Waitematā Te Pae Oranga / Iwi Community Panel launched

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:17:34 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The Waitematā Te Pae Oranga / Iwi Community Panel has been launched by Police in partnership with Hoani Waititi Marae, making it the 11th iwi panel nationwide. More >>

Call to Reject Marine Mining in Endangered Dolphin Sanctuary

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:39:44 +1200 | WWF-New Zealand

WWF-New Zealand calls on Kiwis to Reject Marine Mining in Critically-Endangered Māui Dolphin SanctuaryMore >>

Claimants concur with Peters' $800M Psa liability estimate

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:37:46 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) - The successful claimants in the kiwifruit lawsuit against the government for negligence in allowing the devastating Psa virus into New Zealand say they concur with acting Prime Minister Winston Peters' estimate of up to $800 ...More >>


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