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Statement re Rape Crisis Dunedin claim

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:44:12 +1300 | Criminal Bar Association

There is no empirical basis for the claim by Rape Crisis Dunedin that only 2% of cases that make it to court were based on fabricated claims says Len Andersen, president of NZ Criminal Bar Association. More >>

Right to Life Asks Minister to bar Philip Nitschke

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:44:55 +1300 | Right To Life

Right to Life Asks Minister of Immigration to Stop Philip Nitschke from Entering New Zealand More >>

Law Society welcomes temporary solution to lawyer shortage

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:22:02 +1300 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society welcomes any solution, even temporary, that will offer relief to a shortage in family legal aid lawyers in Wairarapa. More >>

Nicotine E-Cigarettes to Become Legal Cause for Celebration

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:16:46 +1300 | New Zealand Vaping Alliance

Nicotine E-Cigarettes to Become Legal Cause for Celebration The announcement by the New Zealand Associate Minister of Health, Hon Nicky Wagner that the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids will be made legal is welcomed by vapers around the world. ...More >>

Māori Party welcomes decision on e-cigarettes

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:49:29 +1300 | The Maori Party

Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell Māori Party Co-Leaders 29 March 2017 Māori Party welcomes decision on e-cigarettes More >>

Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:06:39 +1300 | Nicky Hager

Location confusion must not detract from civilian casualties, a dead girl and serious breaches of defence force rules More >>

Marine Protection Forum To Request More Deliberation Time

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:44:13 +1300 | South East Marine Protection Forum

The South-East Marine Protection Forum/Roopu Manaaki ki te Toka has determined it needs more time for its deliberation process. The Forum have been working to a government deadline of 28 April 2017, for the delivery of its final recommendations for a network ...More >>

Productivity Commission report welcome, but Nats lack will

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:31:42 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is welcoming the Productivity Commission’s new report on urban planning, saying many of the recommendations reflect Labour policy. More >>

Further information on “Operation Burnham”

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:17:55 +1300 | McLeod and Associates

(i) Tirgiran is not a village, and therefore “Tirgiran Village” does not exist. As explained below, Tirgiran is a valley area; (ii) Naik and Khak Khuday Dad villages are in fact located within the red retangular box in the NZDF map. The identified ...More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora backs legislative progress on E-cigarettes

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:33:58 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Today the Ministry announced changes which will improve the quality of E-cigarettes available in New Zealand and increase access to these successful smoking cessation products.More >>

Nicotine e-cigarettes to become legal

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:26:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal with appropriate controls. More >>

EPA rejects claims its charges to CRP were unreasonable

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:36:19 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority rejected claims by Chatham Rock Phosphate that costs incurred during a marine consent hearing in 2015 were unreasonable and should have been partly met by funds available to the Crown entity. More >>

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is New Zealand Law Firm of the Year

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:01:28 +1300 | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

National law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts was recognised at the prestigious Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards, winning the hotly contested New Zealand Law Firm of the Year category.More >>

Letter to Ministers on behalf of Afghanistan villagers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:01 +1300 | McLeod and Associates

Letter sent to the relevant Ministers and media today on behalf of the villagers of Khak Khuday Dad and Naik in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. More >>

Electricity Authority scrabbling to cover up its mistakes

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:59:02 +1300 | Joint Press Release

"Expert criticism of the Electricity Authority's botched cost benefit analysis has sent them scrabbling for cover as they offer up an online Q&A session with the authors of the cost benefit analysis, Oakley Greenwood ", spokesperson for ...More >>

Palm oil campaigners’ support grows ahead of labelling vote

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:55:31 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Health professionals have joined Unmask Palm Oil and New Zealand and Australian zoos in the call for mandatory labelling of vegetable oils ahead of a ministerial vote in Australia next month. More >>

Feltex Claim progresses to SC Leave hearing

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:31:21 +1300 | Wilson McKay

Feltex Claim led by Eric Houghton progresses to Supreme Court (SC) Leave hearing Wednesday April 5 2017 More >>

Why Criticise Police for Upholding the Law?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:21:51 +1300 | Conservative Party

Recent concerns over police dogs being set on children are focusing on the wrong point. It's not the police, nor their dogs at fault. The police neither want to set dogs on people nor Taser them. Each incident destroys a tree as they have to write ...More >>

Winston Supports Conservatives!

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:19:03 +1300 | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party wishes to congratulate Winston Peters for finally agreeing to honour the wishes of New Zealanders. Whilst the majority of New Zealand First MPs voted for the anti-smacking legislation, totally ignoring Parents’ concerns, ...More >>

Press Conference on Operation Burnham

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:42:23 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating & Director of Defence Legal Services, Colonel Lisa Ferris More >>

 

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