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Maori women support of Chris Brown a disgrace

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:01:31 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust has slammed a group of prominent Maori women for their support of convicted woman abuser and R&B star Chris Brown. Founder of SST Garth McVicar said he was astounded that any women would support a ...More >>

Can you help us locate Jordan Hattrill?

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:21:30 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Invercargill Police are looking to locate Jordan David Hattrill who has a number of warrants for his arrest, including assault. More >>

Whakatane man who starved 20 calves to death sentenced

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:54:57 +1300 | Royal New Zealand SPCA

When 20 of his 28 calves died, Gareth Wordsworth just assumed they were dying of scours (diarrhoea) – but they were actually dying of starvation. More >>

30 per cent drop in crime since 2008

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:02:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) released today shows personal and household crime has reduced by a third over five years, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.More >>

Terms of reference for Creative Sector Study released

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:07:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A study by the Government will look at how creative industries are using copyright and designs rules in a changing technological environment, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Norton Joins Forces with Jarryd Hayne

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:34:12 +1300 | Symantec

AUCKLAND – October 6, 2015 – Norton by Symantec today announced a partnership with 49ers NFL newcomer Jarryd Hayne that will aim to raise awareness about cyberbullying and educate consumers about online crime.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP deal reached in Atlanta

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:48:16 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the TPP was the Rugby World Cup, the New Zealand team probably wouldn’t be making it out of pool play. While the final details will not emerge for a month, the TPP is offering disappointing returns for New Zealand… and over a very long ...More >>

New flag designs may pose problems

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:10:36 +1300 | Zone IP

New Zealand’s proposed new flag designs – especially the single black and white silver fern – could spell problems for companies with existing, but similar designs, that are registered trade marks.More >>

TPPA means copyright law reform needed

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:45:23 +1300 | Internet NZ

With the conclusion of the years-long negotiating process for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in the United States this morning, InternetNZ says the wait for the detailed text now begins – and in copyright law, changes will be needed in ...More >>

Land exchange lacks legal basis

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:10:02 +1300 | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird remains opposed to the swap of 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park for 170 hectares of private land saying it will not result in a “net gain for conservation” as stated by the Department of Conservation.More >>

Consulting on draft worker participation regulations

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:13:27 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Consultation is now open on draft regulations for worker participation to support the new Health and Safety at Work Act. More >>

Threat Intelligence Expands with Appointment of Sagi Shahar

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:18:05 +1300 | Threat Intelligence

Sydney, 5 October 2015: Threat Intelligence, a specialist penetration testing and strategic security consultancy, announces the expansion of its expert team with the appointment of industry specialist, Sagi Shahar, to the newly created position of ...More >>

Patrick Gower interviews GCSB acting director Una Jagose

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:32:20 +1300 | The Nation

Jagose says GCSB doesn’t focus on who is responsible for cyber attacks on NZ companies & government departments but on protecting networks and systems instead. More >>

Fireworks importers and retailers need to follow rules

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:13:38 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

One month out from Guy Fawkes, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding importers and retailers of their obligations around the importation, sale and safe storage of fireworks.More >>

Help sought on potential fish abandonment

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:48:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is seeking public information about a potential fish-abandonment incident at Waikawau Bay on the Thames Coast of Coromandel Peninsula. More >>

Man faces charges after large scale cannabis recovery

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:08:59 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Western Waikato Police say the arrest of a man in Cambridge today following the seizure of a large scale cannabis growing operation shows the value of the public in seeing something and then doing something; and that is notifying Police.More >>

Lets Talk About Police Discretion

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:03:38 +1300 | JustSpeak

JustSpeak on Campus will be holding their second forum on the topic of ‘Police Discretion and its role in discrimination in the Criminal Justice System. The forum will be held 7th of October at 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre HMLT104 at Kelburn Campus, ...More >>

Te Ohu Kaimoana

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:29:05 +1300 | Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Māori Fisheries Trust, has considered the Government’s recent announcement to create the country’s largest marine reserve around the Kermadec Islands. The Chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Mr Matiu Rei , and Chief Executive, Mr ...More >>

Report on Phillip John Smith highlights information sharing

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:26:07 +1300 | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the findings of the report looking at the criminal justice system failings which enabled Phillip John Smith to escape overseas.More >>

Dog Death Highlights 1080 Dangers

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:24:00 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The death of a pet dog poisoned by 1080 in a “safe” area proves we need an immediate moratorium on aerial drops, says New Zealand First. More >>


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