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Wiise, Employment Hero partner to unlock time savings and enable easier compliance with New Zealand laws and regulations

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 19:22:16 +1300 | Wiise

Wiise and Employment Hero partnership will help clients stay compliant with constantly changing employment laws and regulations Integration will achieve significant time savings for SMBs by automating payroll processes and tax rates, simplifying access ...More >>

Independent Human Rights Report Highlights Ways To Improve Online Safety Code

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:07:47 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission today released an independent report which explains how to improve the Code of Practice that Meta, Google, Tiktok, Twitch and X have developed to guide their management of online harm in Aotearoa New Zealand. ...More >>

Protracted Complaint Into Workplace Practices Dating Back Almost 40 Years Ago Serves No Public Interest

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:59:13 +1300 | Buddle Findlay

Media statement issued on behalf of Dr Alan Reay. IPENZ Disciplinary Hearing 4-6 December, 2023 More >>

NZMSA Stands Against The Proposed Changes To SERPA Legislation

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:06:20 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan poses a serious threat to the future of all New Zealanders. The New Zealand Medical Students' Association (NZMSA) calls ...More >>

Bell Gully’s Climate Change Practice Named In Legal 500’s Green Guide Asia Pacific 2024

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 01:31:57 +1300 | Bell Gully

1 December 2023 Bell Gully has again been recognised as a leading law firm for climate change advice in the Asia Pacific region, having been named in the Legal 500’s Asia Pacific Green Guide 2024 . The guide was first introduced last year to explore ...More >>

Repeal Of Smoke-Free Laws: A Gross Inequity. Urgent Call For National Leadership To Drive Meaningful Health Change

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 01:15:41 +1300 | Cancer Society New Zealand

Christchurch, 29 November 2023 The Aukati Tupeka Aotearoa (ATA) national network of agencies expresses deep concern and disappointment over the incoming coalition government’s plan to repeal globally acclaimed smoke-free laws, signalling an alarming ...More >>

Port Of Auckland Limited Sentenced Over Fatal 2020 Incident

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 01:12:48 +1300 | Maritime New Zealand

01 December  Sentencing of major port company a reminder of the risks on New Zealand’s ports. Today, Port of Auckland Limited (POAL) was sentenced after pleading guilty to two charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The ...More >>

Court Increases NZME Fine To $195,000 In Puzzle Toy Prosecution

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 09:23:32 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has successfully argued the original fine imposed on NZME Advisory Limited (NZME) was “manifestly inadequate” and did not appropriately reflect the presence of harm – with the High Court increasing the penalty to $195,000, ...More >>

New Zealand’s Biggest Cannabis Event Is On Saturday 2nd December.

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 08:56:12 +1300 | NORML

J Day Is Auckland’s Annual Celebration Of Our Kiwi Cannabis Culture And A Protest Against Prohibition, Held In Albert Park Every Year Since 1992. NORML and friends presents the 31st Annual J Day, usually held on the first Saturday in May every year ...More >>

High Court Dismisses Appeal By Farmer

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:22:33 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

The High Court at Hamilton has today dismissed an appeal by an Ōtorohanga farmer arguing that his fine for polluting a local stream was ‘manifestly excessive’. In June this year, John Leonard Walling and his company, Cazjal Farm Limited, were ...More >>

Home Detention For COVID Tax Fraud

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:16:24 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

A Te Awamutu man has been sentenced to home detention after falsely claiming COVID-19 money meant to help businesses recover after the pandemic.  Nathanael Thomas Ballard was charged with dishonestly and without claim of right applying for Small ...More >>

Pet Food Company Fined $70,000 For Odour Discharge

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:01:42 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council says a court decision to fine a Tauranga company $70,000 for repeatedly discharging an objectionable odour from its pet food factory sends a strong message that it’s not acceptable to breach the environmental ...More >>

Police Officers Unlawfully Entered Canterbury Property

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:43:15 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police unlawfully entered a man’s private property to serve Family Court documents on the Court’s behalf. On 18 December 2020, two Police officers entered the property to serve the documents ...More >>

Second Arrest Of Protestor Shows Concerning Pattern Of Police Disregard For Free Speech

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:35:31 +1300 | Free Speech Union

In addition to the arrest of a peaceful silent protestor on Saturday, Lucy Rogers, at a pro-Palestinian rally in Auckland, another protestor has contacted the Free Speech Union after being arrested for 'obstruction' after standing peacefully near ...More >>

Police acknowledge IPCA findings

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:31:34 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Superintendent Tim Anderson, Bay of Plenty District Commander: Police acknowledge today's IPCA’s finding that an officer used unreasonable force on a woman being arrested. The incident occurred in Taupo in November 2020 when the woman was arrested ...More >>

Medical Assurance Society To Pay $2.1 Million Penalty For Making False And Misleading Representations To Customers

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:52:51 +1300 | Financial Markets Authority

Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited (MAS) has been ordered to pay a pecuniary penalty of $2.1 million for making false and/or misleading representations to some customers, following proceedings brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) ...More >>

Gun Control NZ Expresses Grave Concerns About Coalition Government Commitments On Firearms

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:42:53 +1300 | Gun Control NZ

David Seymour’s admission on Sunday’s episode of Q&A that ACT wants to bring back semi-automatic guns demonstrates the party cannot be trusted with firearms policy, say Gun Control NZ co-founders Philippa Yasbek and Nik Green. The ACT Party ...More >>

Westpac NZ Steps Up Efforts To Stop Abusive Payments

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:32:19 +1300 | Westpac New Zealand

Westpac NZ has updated its banking terms and conditions to help protect customers from abusive language in payments. Today is International Economic Abuse Awareness Day, and Westpac NZ Manager of Customer Vulnerability and Financial Inclusion Louisa ...More >>

Restaurant Owner Penalised For Unlawful Wage Deductions

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 12:42:40 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Rangiora restaurant and its owner who unlawfully deducted money from a former employee’s wages and breached other minimum employment standards, must pay the employee more than $40,000 in arrears and penalties. The order was made by the Employment ...More >>

Geckos Returned To Wild As Court Case Culminates

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:06:45 +1300 | Department of Conservation

Three protected native geckos have been returned to the wild after years in illegal captivity. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> West Coast green gecko. Credit: ...More >>


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