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Court of Appeal confirms your word is your bond

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:56:04 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms that a promise may become binding, even if non-contractual. The Court did not clearly establish the circumstances in which it will enforce such promises. Each case will turn on its facts.More >>

The Edge Posts Naked Photos Without Consent

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:31:09 +1200 | Jessie Hume

The Edge website, owned by Media Works have published fully naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence without her consent. More >>

Update on IGIS inquiry into release of NZSIS information

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:05:01 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

In recognition of the public interest, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, took the unusual step of providing an update during the course of an inquiry and confirmed today that she would be summoning a number of individuals ...More >>

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:55:03 +1200 | Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa whanau

The existing kura whanau whose children have remained enrolled in the Kura Kaupapa o Whangaroa during the debacle caused by disaffected parents, are concerned that both the Ministry of Education and the media are confusing the real issues in relation ...More >>

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton, Judith Collins

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:29:24 +1200 | Jeremy Wilkinson

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton. The policy will be released later in the week.More >>

Employment Charter will strengthen migrants' rights

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:12:15 +1200 | First Union

Establishing an Employment Charter for construction companies is a critical step to strengthening the rights of migrant workers that are fast becoming the face of the Christchurch rebuild, according to an alliance of union groups. The charter has ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:50:49 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious ...More >>

Vector wins tax case over Auckland CBD tunnel payment

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Vector, the Auckland electricity and gas network operator, has won a tax case against the Inland Revenue Department over a $53 million payment relating to access rights to its Auckland CBD tunnel.More >>

Vector Wins Tax Case

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:24 +1200 | Vector Limited

The judgment in Vector’s High court case against the Inland Revenue Department has been released today. The case centred on a matter of statutory interpretation of a specific section of the Tax Act.More >>

Judgment in Paki v Attorney General

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:58:53 +1200 | Tamati Cairns

Tamaiti Cairns said that today’s Supreme Court decision is complicated, but, in essence opens the door for Maori people to go forward with their essential claims to water. Further work is required and Pouakani Trust will continue to pursue its ...More >>

Supreme Court Decision on Maori Water Rights

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:56:26 +1200 | Woodward Hall

“ … the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead. The Appellants had argued that the Crown’s ownership of the River was as a fiduciary for the benefit of Maori. ...More >>

Fertiliser company fined after worker loses finger

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:21:05 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employee’s hand was pulled into a machine in its Napier packing plant.More >>

John Hanita Paki and others v The Attorney-General

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:19:55 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court


Williams to Seek Judicial Review of Candidacy Decisions

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:13:19 +1200 | Andrew Williams

New Zealand First Member of Parliament Andrew Williams has instructed his lawyers to file papers today in the Auckland High Court seeking declarations that the New Zealand First Party breached its Constitution when it determined its party list and ...More >>

Cannabis Laws Breach Treaty - ALCP

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:42 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Cannabis prohibition is neo-colonial oppression resulting in the disproportionate imprisonment of Maori, the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party says. More >>

Drivers more likely to run red lights in noon peak hours

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:25:25 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Drivers are more likely to run red lights in week day afternoon peak hours then in the mornings, a University of Canterbury engineering research team has confirmed. More >>

EPA grants marine consent for OMV exploration well

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:11:51 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to OMV New Zealand Ltd for its Whio-1 exploration well in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Submissions sought on mosquito repellent

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:33 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on a portable mosquito repellent for use outdoors. The repellent consists of a strip impregnated with metofluthrin, a substance from the pyrethroid family.More >>

Final decision on Transpower allowances, quality standards

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:01:25 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the allowances for operating and base capital expenditure, quality standards, and reporting requirements that will be used to set Transpower’s price-quality path for the next five year regulatory ...More >>

Death at Port of Lyttelton

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:46:29 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union of New Zealand statement – death at Port of Lyttelton – for immediate release Friday 29 August 2014 More >>


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