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Petricevic is certainly not broke

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 11:40:48 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust was disappointed with the High Court’s decision yesterday that it did not have “standing” to bring an action asking the Court to review a decision of the Parole Board to release serial fraudster Rod Petricevic from prison ...More >>

Government right to come to party over iwi housing agreement

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:00:25 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is happy that its challenge to the Government to honour RFRs has paid off with the announcement yesterday of an Auckland iwi housing agreement. More >>

Agency decides not to appeal High Court Basin Decision

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:54:31 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More >>

Change the NZ Flag: New Flag Copyright Clarified

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:17:19 +1200 | Change the NZ Flag

While there are huge benefits to New Zealand and Kiwis from having a distinctive flag of our own, some are questioning what the three designers of the alternative flags stand to gain.More >>

Employment Court win leaves fmr CHH mgr $30k out of pocket

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:33:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) - David Rodkiss, a former Carter Holt Harvey engineering manager who successfully sued the wood products company in the Employment Court, has been left almost $30,000 out of pocket, an outcome the presiding judge called "unsatisfactory ...More >>

Hamilton seek public's help in identifying hi-vis burglar

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:25:36 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Hiding in plain sight is how Waikato Police describe the tactics of a day time burglar who made off with a safe containing valuables and important documents from a Hamilton home yesterday.More >>

Consumers should be on the lookout for illegal operators

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:58:26 +1200 | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $1,200 plus court costs and solicitors fees for providing information that was intended to cause, or may reasonably have caused, a homeowner to think he was a registered or licensed tradesperson. Plumbing, ...More >>

Buying black market crays an expensive option

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:27:49 +1200 | Ministry of Primary Industries

Buying black market crays an expensive option Buying black market crayfish cost a Christchurch restaurant owner dearly when he appeared for sentencing in Christchurch District Court yesterday (3 September). Jianwen Li, 49, had earlier pleaded guilty ...More >>

MPI closes down black market fishing operations

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:57:01 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers moved in on illegal fishing operations today (2nd September) at Hastings, Napier and Mahia where recreational and commercial fishers are suspected of illegally selling paua and crayfish.More >>

Stamping out the black market

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:32:39 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Seafoods

Hawke’s Bay Seafoods said today it was cooperating fully with the Ministry for Primary Industries in efforts to stamp out black market sales of illegally-caught fish in the region. “Our company is making available all information necessary ...More >>

Commissioner Acknowledges Retiring Solicitor-General

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:15:59 +1200 | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie acknowledged the contribution that Solicitor-General Mike Heron has made to the Public Service over the past three years. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust seeks Petricevic review

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:34:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - The Sensible Sentencing Trust has filed proceedings in the High Court at Wellington seeking a judicial review of the decision to release former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic on parole, the trust's first such action in a white ...More >>

Solicitor-General to Step Down

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 16:02:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC has thanked Solicitor-General Michael Heron QC for three years of outstanding service to the Crown, following Mr Heron’s decision to step down from the role.More >>

Debt remission changes get green light

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:42:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today that Cabinet has given its approval to a set of proposals intended to address the current inequitable situation where debt remission between related parties can, under certain circumstances, result in ...More >>

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Welcome New Housing Agreement

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:05:23 +1200 | Ngati Whatua o Orakei

The new Housing Mahi Ngātahi Agreement is good news for all Aucklanders, Auckland hapū Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei said today. More >>

Christchurch Paedophile Deserves to Be Exposed

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:11:46 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First supports Christchurch sisters Karen Beaumont and Anne-Marie Forsyth and their fight to expose the paedophile who was convicted of sexually abusing them 20 years ago. “For the last two decades this paedophile has hidden behind name ...More >>

Kerikeri firearm incident

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:51:46 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police have set up cordons around a property near Kerikeri after receiving reports of a man at the address holding a firearm. More >>

Whanganui Community Corrections opened

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:35:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially opened the refurbished Whanganui Community Corrections site. The $2.7 million refurbishment is part of a five-year nationwide renewal programme to make Community Corrections sites more secure ...More >>

FX trader Jin Yuan Finance warned over lack of monitoring

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:22:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs.More >>

Guo v Minister of Immigration - Leave to Appeal deportation

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:39:30 +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 >>


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