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The Nation: Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:32:11 +1200 | The Nation

Lisa Owen: When Judge Andrew Becroft first stepped into the role of children's commissioner in 2016, he admitted he was shocked at the level of child poverty in New Zealand. So with a couple of years under his belt, does he see things improving? And how does ...More >>

Road policing staff focus on alternative resolutions

Sat, 26 May 2018 11:38:05 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Wellington District road policing staff are having great success with alternative resolutions for some drivers. More >>

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:43:35 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court today after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. More >>

Kids and quads a lethal combination

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:49:42 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

A young boy had a lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it. WorkSafe says it is a reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult sized quad bikes, as riders or ...More >>

Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

A leading engineer who ran an audit in New Zealand prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire is accusing ministry officials of failing to act over what he says are potentially unsafe building panels.More >>

NZ visas for Chinese bank's clients fast-tracked

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:17:04 +1200 | RNZ

More than half of a Chinese bank's wealthy clients had their New Zealand visitor visas approved within a day in the last year after an agreement to fast-track them. More >>

Nurses' strike could still be on the cards over pay dispute

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:13:04 +1200 | RNZ

Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. More >>

Solution for M bovis goes down to wire, expected to cost $1b

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion. More >>

Ngāti Paoa support Supreme Court fight for Mana Whenua

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:01:19 +1200 | Ngati Paoa Trust

Ngāti Paoa, the largest Iwi in the Marutūāhu Collective, strongly supports Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s legal challenge currently being heard in the Supreme Court. This is despite Ngāti Paoa being named as a respondent in the Supreme Court case ...More >>

Show us you’re clean: FMA, Reserve Bank letter to insurers

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:26:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Life insurance companies have less than a month to come up with information to reassure regulators that misconduct being unveiled by the Hayne Royal Commission in Australia isn’t happening here - or is being addressed.More >>

Responsible gaming trust “No one left behind”

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:10:25 +1200 | One Foundation

A new strategic direction aims to strike the right balance of long-term benefit for local communities, along with harm minimisation for gamers, says responsible gambling trust One Foundation, formally known as First Sovereign Trust. More >>

Sentence for wife of refugee fraud criminal

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:18:06 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Fijian national has been sentenced after earlier pleading guilty to visa fraud associated with her husband, who obtained residence after making up a story that his family was massacred by a group of Bangladeshi. Aneela Wati was sentenced to ...More >>

Leaked commercial fishing industry report

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:19:54 +1200 | Sea Shepherd NZ

Given the recent leaked report regarding IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) practices in the commercial fishing industry Sea Shepherd is also concerned dolphin by-catch from the large trawlers on the west coast is going unreported or possibly ...More >>

Catholic Bishops Express Concern at Abortion Changes

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:48:53 +1200 | NZ Catholic Bishops

A joint submission by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) to the Law Commission last Friday argues that the State has an essential responsibility to protect and care for all human life, born and unborn, which it would abdicate ...More >>

NZGB now consulting on three place name changes

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:12:50 +1200 | Land Information NZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa today opened consultation on proposals to alter three New Zealand place names. Between now and 24 August 2018, the NZGB is seeking public submissions on: • altering Poverty Bay, the bay south ...More >>

Significant gaps in legal services identified in Otago study

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:14:14 +1200 | University of Otago

With an average hourly charge-out rate of about $300, private lawyers are often out of reach for New Zealanders needing legal assistance, according to research from the University of Otago.More >>

Questions raised over mayor's involvement in land-sale

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:04:08 +1200 | RNZ

Questions raised over mayor's involvement in land-sale meeting 8:15 pm on 23 May 2018 Robin Martin , Reporter More >>

PM won't commit to law change if referendum successful

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:15:56 +1200 | RNZ

The Prime Minister will not yet commit to legalising marijuana, even if the public votes for it in a non-binding referendum. More >>

National voices concern over Speaker's actions

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:07:05 +1200 | RNZ

The National Party has issued a strident letter to Parliament's referee Trevor Mallard, demanding he explain his role in a story about an alleged sexist remark. More >>

Free and Easy Tax Refunds - MoneyHub welcomes the IRD’s myIR

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:34:31 +1200 | MoneyHub

A new guide to tax refunds by MoneyHub applauds the IRD’s efforts to make overpaid taxes easily accessible to everyday New Zealanders. More >>


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