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Investigation is proof WINZ’s toxic culture is lethal

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:48:18 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Ministry of Social Development are being accused in an investigation into the death of Wendy Shoebridge for having monthly quotas to prosecute beneficiaries for benefit fraud.More >>

Ex-AT staffer and supplier found guilty over bribes

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:43:04 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Two men have been found guilty over more than $1 million of fraud at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More >>

South African Court invalidates case cited by Seales

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:23:00 +1300 | Euthanasia Free NZ

The Supreme Court of Appeal overturned a high court decision to grant a terminally ill man legal “medically assisted dying”. More >>

MCANZ Press release on Green Party Policy

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:44:02 +1300 | MCANZ

Today the Greens have unveiled a comprehensive set of initiatives around the politically fraught policy area of drug law and reform, showing Moral courage on the issue of Medical Cannabis that has been lacking in parliament.More >>

Orange roughy fisheries certified as sustainable

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:42:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed certification of several orange roughy fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). More >>

National Transition Period for quake recovery

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:25:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a National Transition Period issued today will help support recovery efforts following the November 14 earthquake. More >>

Today is Anti-corruption Day

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:03:23 +1300 | Transparency International NZ

Friday 9 December marks International Anti-Corruption Day. This was established after the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in October 2003 and came into being because of the UN's concerns over the huge dangers corruption poses ...More >>

Wairewa / Lake Forsyth plan change to be operative

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:00:58 +1300 | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 6 to the Canterbury Land & Water Regional Plan, covering the Wairewa / Lake Forsyth catchment, would be made operative on 1 February 2017. The Plan Change addresses both water quality and ...More >>

Court Finds Parker Pirates Liable

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:40:50 +1300 | Sky Television

SKY and Duco confirmed today that SKY has obtained judgment against seven individuals who unlawfully streamed the Parker v Haumono fight. More >>

MBIE 'well short' on payroll issue with no end date in sight

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:10:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) - David Clark, Labour's spokesperson for economic development, says he's "very concerned" about the performance of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment after an audit, with the holiday payroll issue still hanging ...More >>

Margaret Harkema welcomes TV3 apology

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:04:16 +1300 | Margaret Harkema

Hastings horse and dog breeder Margaret Harkema welcomes the broadcast of a fulsome apology to her by TV3 last night. More >>

Retrospective Rule Changes Not on, Says Environment Court

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:00:12 +1300 | Kirkland Morrison O'Callahan

Auckland Council cannot grant a resource consent to do something and then expect people to apply for another one, simply because it has changed its own rules, the Environment Court has ruled.More >>

Farmers urge landowners to get on board plan change process

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:41:00 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Farmers involved in the recent Federated Farmers-led case study to test the on-farm implications of Healthy Rivers Wai Ora have urged Waikato landowners to get on board with the proposed plan change process.More >>

Trial finds behaviour to be corrupt

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:08:54 +1300 | Serious Fraud Office

A Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial of two men on corruption and bribery and fraud charges has reached a verdict in the Auckland High Court today. More >>

Guilty verdict in a corruption and bribery case

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:02:09 +1300 | Auckland Transport

In 2013, Auckland Transport began an investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption within the road corridor maintenance area and subsequently handed the matter over to the Serious Fraud Office. Today a guilty verdict was handed down in ...More >>

Green Party releases updated drug law reform policy

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:28:33 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party today released its updated drug law reform policy , which would regulate access to cannabis and allow for medicinal cannabis. More >>

Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:26:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the passing of the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill 2016 by Parliament today. More >>

Corrections Department Needs to Get with the Times

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:17:58 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Mahesh Bindra MP Spokesperson for Corrections 8 DECEMBER 2016 Corrections Department Needs to Get with the Times More >>

World’s first App for human rights released

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:57:38 +1300 | LexisNexis

Sydney, 9 December 2016: LexisNexis® has collaborated with the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop RightsApp, the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions ...More >>

Greater Wellington Regional Council welcomes TAIC report

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:38:25 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) welcomes the report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) into the incidents at Melling Station and says all of the safety recommendations made to Kiwirail by the Commission have been ...More >>


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