Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Ministry of Justice Quake Update Three – 4.00pm Thursday

Ministry of Justice Update Three – 4.00pm Thursday 24 February

Court buildings in Christchurch remain closed.

Interim arrangements are in place to hold District Court
services essential to support law and order. These include arrest
courts, remand appearances, urgent Family Court applications and
bail matters.

All non essential High Court matters set down for this week and
next week will be adjourned.

Arrangements are being made for dealing with essential High
Court matters. These include Bail applications, bail appeals, Habeas
Corpus, urgent judicial reviews, applications for urgent relief, and
criminal appeals.

Until further notice applications for any High Court matters may
be lodged in the Wellington registry of the High Court by post or email.

A local Ministry response team is operating from Christchurch
Men’s Prison to provide overarching management and coordination.

Court fixtures scheduled in Timaru, Ashburton, Rangiora and
Kaikoura will not go ahead this week.

All High and District Court Judges have been accounted for and
are safe.

Anyone summoned for jury service in Christchurch this week is
not required to attend.

There is a 24-hour freephone number for anyone with questions or
concerns relating to court matters, fines or any other Justice service -
0800 324 627.

Further media updates will be issued as new information comes to


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news