Justice Headlines

Corrections releases Crimes of Torture Act reports

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Corrections releases COTA reports To be attributed to Chief Custodial Officer Neil Beales: The United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture establishes an international inspection system for places of detention. The Ombudsmen has responsibility … Read more »

Reserve sale proceeds should be reinvested in public land

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is joining with Maungakiekie-Tmaki Local Board and councillor Denise Lee to call on the government to reinvest the full proceeds of its sale of part of the Pt England Reserve in new and improved public open spaces for the local … Read more »

Second major care reform Bill introduced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the second stage of major legislative reforms aimed at improving the long-term life outcomes for New Zealands most vulnerable children and young people has been introduced into Parliament. Read more »

Bill aims to give DHBs the power on water fluoridation

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Bill aims to give District Health Boards the power to make decisions about the fluoridation of drinking water Read more »

Live Free-to-Air Sports Broadcasts Looking Likely

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Kiwis are in with a chance to watch the British and Irish rugby tour next year live on TV without having to subscribe. Read more »

National in La-La Land Increasing Youth Court Age

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

National is in la-la land with its decision to increase the age of the Youth Courts jurisdiction to include 17 year olds, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Greens secure two more important bills from ballot

Press Release – Green Party

New measures that will sit alongside GDP to chart the nations progress, as well as compulsory country-of-origin labelling on food, will be debated in Parliament following todays Members Bill ballot. Read more »

Central Pulse to host pre-season tournament

Press Release – Central Pulse

All six teams involved in next years inaugural ANZ Premiership netball competition will attend a pre-season tournament on March 10-12 at the Te Wnanga o Raukawa campus in Otaki, north of Wellington. Read more »

Minister welcomes Detector Dog graduates

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has welcomed five new members to Corrections Detector Dog team. Corrections newest detector dogs were purchased from the Australian Border Force and graduated today, alongside their canine colleagues from Aviation … Read more »

Govt already in ‘holiday mode’ on $2.3b owed to Kiwi workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is dragging its feet while working New Zealanders are still missing up to $2.3 billion collectively owed to them through underpaid holiday pay entitlements, Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. Read more »

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