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Unanimously Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:28 +1300 | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time.More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Use of Drones in Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:50:14 +1300 | UN News

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today.More >>

Speed tolerance in Canterbury lowered over Labour Weekend

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While speed tolerance lowers over Labour Day Weekend the visibility of Canterbury Police prevention work will increase across the District. More >>

October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:31:05 +1300 | Stop Mass Incarceration

October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation Actions in More Than 50 Cities Nationwide More >>

Cavalier Wool Holdings merger with NZWSI

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:06:16 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Cavalier Wool Holdings Limited (Cavalier) seeking authorisation to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s (WSI) wool scouring business.More >>

Release of Civil Society Activists in Azerbaijan

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:27 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 22, 2014 More >>

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:02:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the council’s preferred course of action.More >>

Hope for Release of Jailed Journalists as Appeal Date Set

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:19:02 +1300 | Al Jazeera

1st January 2015 has been set as the date when Al Jazeera’s jailed journalists in Egypt will have the appeals against their convictions considered. More >>

Kerepēhi Police shooting release #3

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepēhi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened.More >>

Press statement in relation to search of Nicky Hager's home

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:57:36 +1300 | Terrace Chambers

On 2 October 2014, Nicky Hager's home in Wellington was searched by police. Mr Hager asserted that documents kept at his house were protected by privilege, including because they contained information that might identify confidential sources.More >>

Kiwifruit Claim Responds to Scaremongering Campaign

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:14:46 +1300 | The Kiwifruit Claim

Thirty percent of gold kiwifruit growers by volume are now pledged to participate in The Kiwifruit Claim, its chairman, John Cameron, said today. Over 15% of gold growers have already completed the sign-up process and paid their one-off capped ...More >>

High Court credit fees judgment clarifies rules for lenders

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:23:43 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The High Court yesterday released a judgment that further clarifies the rules that lenders must comply with when charging credit fees to borrowers. More >>

Communities Brace for More Bodies in Serial Sex Slayings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:23 +1300 | Martha Rosenberg

At least seven women's bodies have been found in Indiana since Friday in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, in connection with the murders ...More >>

New Chair And Directors for NZ Law Limited Board

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:57:58 +1300 | NZ LAW

NZ LAW Limited has announced the appointment of its new chairman – Michael Busch, as well as the re-election of director, David Graham and the election of two new directors to its board – Gerard DeCourcy and Mark Henderson. These appointments ...More >>

DIA undercover investigation leads to jailing

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:21 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

An undercover Internal Affairs investigation has led to a Hastings man being jailed for three and half years. More >>

Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahmah Found Guilty

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:41:17 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

Human Rights Defender Abdallah Abu Rahma was found guilty by an Israeli military court of “disturbing a soldier”. More >>

Iran: 13 Executions in One Day

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:36:02 +1300 | National Council of Resistance of Iran

The henchmen of the clerical regime hanged 13 prisoners on Sunday October 19, 2014 in Ghezel-Hessar Karaj Prison, Tabriz Central Prison and Rasht Central Prison. More >>

MPI nabs divers with 867 paua

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:21:35 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers caught three men with 867 paua on the west coast south of Titahi Bay on Monday (20 October 2014). More >>

Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:56:53 +1300 | West Papua Action Auckland

Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five More >>

 

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