Principal Environment Judge appointed
Acting Principal Environment
Judge Laurence Newhook has been appointed the permanent
Principal Environment Judge, Attorney-General Christopher
Finlayson announced today.
Judge Newhook graduated LLB
(Hons) and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in
1972. He worked as staff solicitor and later partner at law
firm Towle and Cooper and successor firms Brandon
Brookfield, latterly Brookfields, until his appointment to
the Environment Court in 2001.
Judge Newhook has been
acting as Principal Environment Judge for the past two years
and has been actively involved in Courts administration.
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>