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Russell McVeagh wins New Zealand Deal of Year

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:31:10 +1300 | Russell McVeagh

Leading law firm, Russell McVeagh, has been recognised at last night's 2018 New Zealand Law Awards, winning both International Deal of the Year and New Zealand Deal of the Year awards for the Lattice Energy acquisition by Beach Energy. More >>

Chapman Tripp Wins Big at the New Zealand Law Awards

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:20:00 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

It was an evening to remember for Chapman Tripp and its clients at last night’s 2018 New Zealand Law Awards. More >>

Forkhoist accident costs company $272,000

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:03:54 +1300 | Employers Assistance Ltd

An Auckland based transport & logistics company have been fined $272,000 by WorkSafe NZ following a workplace accident with a forkhoist. More >>

Immigration NZ extends review of Karel Sroubek decision

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:52:27 +1300 | RNZ

The review of Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek's residency case will be delayed further after Immigration New Zealand granted Mr Sroubek an extension. More >>

Delayed Sroubek decision shows more Govt incompetence

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:45:57 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Confirmation from Immigration New Zealand that its review into Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek’s residency has been delayed is yet another sign of incompetence from the Labour-led Government, National Leader Simon Bridges says. “Embattled ...More >>

Patient dies after being restrained at Whangārei Hospital

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:36:37 +1300 | RNZ

A man has died at Whangārei Hospital after being restrained following an assault on a staff member. More >>

Immigration contact centre: 'I'm sorry, I can't hear you'

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +1300 | RNZ

People trying to contact Immigration New Zealand are waiting on average 44 minutes for their calls to be answered, as the department tries to cope with "unprecedented" demand for its services.More >>

Kaikōura property owners in limbo two years after quake

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:24:37 +1300 | RNZ

For some Kaikōura residents, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of November 2016 might as well as happened yesterday. That is certainly the case for Sam and Emiko Leary, the owners of Oceanview motel.More >>

Bell Gully leads NZ across key IFLR1000 ranking categories

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:11:09 +1300 | Bell Gully

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has recognised Bell Gully as leading the New Zealand market across key categories in its latest directory released in early November.More >>

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:44:44 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:07 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice, and prisoner voting More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Hastings restaurant owners sentenced for tax evasion

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:59:23 +1300 | New Zealand Inland Revenue

A Hastings couple, who operated dairies, restaurants and other businesses, have been sentenced to prison and home detention on tax evasion charges totalling nearly a million dollars.More >>

Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:41:38 +1300 | RNZ

It's the natural order any Kiwi has grown up with, served by community groups looking to raise money outside the local store. More >>

Ombudsman finds council email blocked for no reason

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:37:48 +1300 | RNZ

There is no way of knowing if email interceptions interfered with democractic processes in Horowhenua, says the Chief Ombudsman. More >>

Western Australia to Introduce Assisted Dying Law

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:01:24 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“Yet again our friends around the world have shown us that it’s possible to design perfectly safe assisted dying laws,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Karel Sroubek's mother Mila: 'Give him one last chance'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:22:14 +1300 | RNZ

Karel Sroubek returned to Czech Republic in 2009 for one night, his mother Mila has confirmed to Checkpoint. More >>

EQCFix questions terms of reference of Public Inquiry

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:29:40 +1300 | EQCfix

The announcement of a Public Inquiry into EQC is welcomed today by claimants’ group EQCFix . “However, we are unsure to what extent the Inquiry will look at the drivers behind the operational decisions that were made by, and in some cases ...More >>

All Whakatōhea hapū vote for a Waitangi Tribunal Inquiry

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:17:01 +1300 | Ngati Ira

The voting results of the Whakatōhea Settelement Process were relased yesterday and it is clear that all Whakatōhea hapū have all voted in support of a Waitangi Tribunal process.More >>

Majority of Whakatōhea votes to progress Treaty settlements

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:14:41 +1300 | Whakatohea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust

The result of the Whakatōhea vote on the future of its Treaty of Waitangi claims has been announced today, with majority support for the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust (the Trust) and its continued work to achieve a comprehensive settlement ...More >>


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