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Cell phone evidence a first

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:41:10 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Cell phone evidence a first Evidence gathered solely from a cell phone has been used for the first time to convict a Hastings man for possessing child sexual abuse pictures. Michael Lawrence Worsnop, a 29-year-old orchard worker pleaded guilty to three charges ...More >>

ALCP challenges parties to support Charlotte's Web

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:12 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The leader of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Julian Crawford is calling on all other political parties to state their position on using cannabis oil to treat pediatric epilepsy.More >>

UN Council agrees to examine alleged Gaza ‘war crimes’

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:04:56 +1200 | UN News

As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’ 23 July 2014 More >>

Draft report and decision - Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:01:25 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Pūhoi to Warkworth section Board of Inquiry has released its draft report and decision. More >>

UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:43:07 +1200 | UN News

As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed today, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.More >>

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:57 +1200 | Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. More >>

Joint agency operation receives second guilty plea

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:35:03 +1200 | Serious Fraud Office

James Stephen Burns (41) has pleaded guilty to Crimes Act charges following a major joint enforcement agency operation (Operation Edit) led by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).More >>

INDONESIA: Human rights challenges await next president

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:25:26 +1200 | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the official announcement by the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) of the result of the Presidential Election on Thursday, 22 July 2014. After counting and recapitulating the votes cast ...More >>

UN Human Rights: Gaza / Occupied Palestinian Territory

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:21:49 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967(*) More >>

SRI LANKA: Resources Department Misleading Public

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:08:48 +1200 | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Department of External Resources Misleading Public on NGO Activities July 24, 2014 A Statement from the Lawyers Collective in Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

Coleman must come clean about FBI briefing

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:06:15 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman must come clean about when he was told the FBI was investigating Kim Dotcom, Labour’s Associate Security and Intelligence spokesperson Grant Robertson says.More >>

Dame Devoy Launches Bi-lingual Guide

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:55:37 +1200 | NZ Landcare Trust

Winter sunshine greeted the launch of NZ Landcare Trust's newest publication 'Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide,' in Hamilton today. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy was the guest of honour, officially launching the guide in front ...More >>

Politicians Ignore Families’ Concerns on Street Prostitution

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:51:46 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians are ignoring the concerns of families, lack the will to take appropriate action, and are happy to drag the ongoing problem of street prostitution into the next parliamentary term.More >>

Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:33:55 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.More >>

UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee deaths

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:04:08 +1200 | UN News

In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency today called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths among refugees and migrants attempting to reach the continent by sea.More >>

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:37:31 +1200 | Village PR

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored 25 July 2014 TAURANGA: A leading employment lawyer is warning all New Zealanders to make health and safety a top priority in their workplace to avoid being held accountable under new legislation ...More >>

Cunliffe Looks Dodgy Lunching with Sex Offender

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:46:50 +1200 | Conservative Party

Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig says that David Cunliffe's social meeting with a known sex offender while on holiday "looks pretty dodgy." More >>

NEPAL: Trauma & Drama Echo in Dolpo

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

'A cold shiver runs through my veins and my body heats up every time I see a policeman', is what Nyima Tsering, from Tsarka VDC in Nepal, said to reporters after a 29 July press conference. During the police crackdown on 3 June, Nyima, 25 years of age, ...More >>

Further restrictions to dangerous laser pointers welcomed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed a bill which will make possession of a high-power laser pointer in public, without a reasonable excuse, an offence. More >>

A Pile of Reasons Why Gerry Should Go

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:50:57 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First challenges Prime Minister John Key to accept Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee’s resignation. “But it’s a charade isn’t it, offering his resignation for breaching security,” says Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>


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