Doing Real Justice

photo of Phil McCarthyfrom Phil McCarthy
National Director, Prison Fellowship NZ

I spent 14 years as a General Manager in the Department of Corrections, 10 of those with responsibility for the Prison Service.  I always used to say that I wasn’t in the job because I ‘was into keys’.

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Questions and Answers – October 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

EconomyInterest Rates and Inflation 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (NationalWairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation? Read more »

2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards

Press Release – Transpower

An enviro-outdoor classroom and a device to detect children walking behind a vehicle are the big winners in the 2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards. Read more »

CTU Runanga calls on iwi leaders

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Maori workers are calling on iwi leaders to speak out against the employment law changes expected to go through today. Iwi leaders have previously spoken out when workers in Aotearoa have been under attack, we believe they should do so again now. Read more »

Award spotlight shines on dance company director

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Lyn Cotton, director of integrated dance company Jolt, is being recognised for giving people with disabilities a voice through performance. The Christchurch woman is a finalist in the Making a Difference category in the 2014 Attitude Awards. The national … Read more »

IPCA report riddle with inaccuracies, say students

Press Release – Blockade The budget

A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority into the policing of student protests in 2012 is riddled with inaccuracies, say students who laid the original complaint with the IPCA. Read more »

Kiwis Want to Know Neighbours but Rarely See Them

Press Release –

Most Kiwis want to know their neighbours better but there are hurdles preventing them from doing so, according to a recent survey by neighbourhood website, . Read more »

Police investigate teenage fatality

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted to a fatality at a residential Timaru address shortly before 12.30am on Monday 27 October 2014 where friends had gathered to celebrate Labour Day Weekend. Read more »

Rape Crisis calls for changes to criminal justice system

Press Release – Wellington Rape Crisis

Wellington Rape Crisis has added its voice to the public outcry following the announcement that there will be no charges in the teen rape gang case. Butterworth says the decision not to lay charges will not have been a surprise for many who work in this area, … Read more »

Can do’ attitude sees Upper Hutt woman honoured

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Can do attitude sees Upper Hutt woman honoured Being blind has often made it hard for Pam MacNeill (56) to get a job. But her determination to establish a career for herself, and at the same time help other disabled people find work, has paid off … Read more »

Police action justified in Blockade the Budget demonstration

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police actions in dealing with a demonstration in Central Auckland known as Blockade the Budget on 1 June 2012 were justified and appropriate, an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found. Read more »