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400 beetles released to tackle big pest weed problem

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:14:38 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has partnered with Thames-Coromandel District Council and Forest & Bird to release 400 small beetles to combat a big pest weed problem in New Zealand’s oldest arboretum.More >>

Court date set for legal challenge to sale of state houses

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:39:01 +1300 | State Housing Action

The 9th of November in the Wellington High Court has been set aside for a hearing of State Housing Action Incorporated’s legal challenge to any government agreement to sell 1124 state houses in Tauranga.More >>

Legal action threatened over media misrepresentation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:29:11 +1300 | Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party has confirmed it is not associated with Auckland mayoral candidate Adam Holland, as reported in some media outlets. More >>

Leading Bell Gully litigator wins pan-Asia award

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:48:02 +1300 | Bell Gully

Bell Gully litigator David Cooper has been named as Disputes Star of the Year for New Zealand at the second annual Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016. More >>

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:14:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

I’m pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. More >>

ORC makes decision on proposed Regional Policy Statement

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:02:16 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) today resolved to notify its decision on the proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) for Otago. More >>

Dam promoters look to acquire land under Public Works Act

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:58:13 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday 28 September- In an extraordinary move, the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment company has said it’s taking the first step in the process of acquiring land needed for the Ruataniwha Dam under the Public Works Act. More >>

Do you really know what you’ve signed up for?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:42:35 +1300 | Public Trust

28 September, 2016 You’re an Executor - do you really know what you’ve signed up for? More >>

DOC, Hawke's Bay council developer take Ruataniwha appeal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:40:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted.More >>

Fight for conservation land to continue in Supreme Court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:52:18 +1300 | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says that many New Zealanders will be baffled by the Minister of Conservation seeking to overturn an appeal court decision that she acted illegally in trying to remove specially protected land from the Ruahine Forest Park to allow a dam.More >>

HBRIC joins appeal to Supreme Court over DOC land exchange

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:05:23 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Limited has joined the Department of Conservation in seeking leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s direction that the Director-General reconsider his decision on a land exchange for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.More >>

Ombudsman Scheme releases 21st Annual Report

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:59:51 +1300 | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

21 years’ experience resolving complaints can help to improve businesses and empower customers, says the Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme. More >>

Tasers Deployed at a Peaceful International Student Protest

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:43:45 +1300 | Migrant Workers Association

The international Indian students facing unfair deportations in New Zealand continue their fight for justice as they protest for the second time in 3 weeks. More >>

Xero share trading sparked market manipulation trial

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:56:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Trading by Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger in Xero shares in June 2014 sparked an inquiry by the NZX’s market surveillance team and, ultimately, the current market manipulation case against him underway in ...More >>

Homeopathy Decision to be Challenged

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:59 +1300 | Society for Science Based Healthcare

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided to not uphold a complaint, made by Society for Science Based Healthcare member Mark Honeychurch, against an advertisement for a homeopathic product from Weleda: >>

New Health v South Taranaki District Council

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:37 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has today released a judgment dismissing three appeals brought by New Health New Zealand Inc (New Health) relating to the fluoridation of public water supplies. More >>

Family Group to Appeal Sentence to Solicitor General

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:11:18 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. More >>

Australian expert to say Warminger trades didn't breach law

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:05:37 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) - An Australian expert in market manipulation will give evidence that none of the trades identified by the Financial Markets Authority in its case against Milford Asset Management portfolio manager Mark Warminger created a false ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Key style of crisis management

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:43:45 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

O bviously, anyone paying much attention in recent weeks has been serially appalled/amazed/cynically amused by The Great Fish Dumping Fiasco, and the evidence of top Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) officials being caught in email flagrante saying such stuff as… ...More >>

Statement re Losi Filipo

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:17:14 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby Union

"Losi Filipo has been through the judicial process and it is not for us to comment on how he has been treated. That is a matter for the Police and the courts. More >>


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