Justice Headlines

Ex-cop expresses concern at police budget cuts

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

A proposal to axe 26 police from the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit[1] has exposed deep flaws in police management, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Read more »

NZ First Repeal Of Anti-Smacking Law Welcomed

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming NZ Firsts pledge to repeal the anti-smacking law, and will be clarifying with the party as to whether it is a non-negotiable bottom line for any coalition agreement after the election. In a speech on Friday in Northland, … Read more »

Q+A: ActionStation National Director Marianne Elliott

Press Release – TVNZ

Human Rights lawyer calls for an independent inquiry into the NZ SAS raid in Baghlan, Afghanistan in 2010. Lawyer and National Director of ActionStation Marianne Elliott who has worked for the UN in Afghanistan is not surprised by the NZ Defence Forces … Read more »

National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

26 March 2017 National and Maori Party to carve up playgrounds The Labour Party remains resolute that Aucklands parks and playgrounds are not to be carved up for housing development and that Aucklands public reserves remain public reserves, says Labour’s … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Deborah Manning

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Deborah Manning Headlines: A group of lawyers including Roger Harrison QC says the New Zealand Government is obliged under international law to hold an inquiry into a 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan. Lawyer Deborah Manning … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw Headlines: Labour and the Green Party have launched a joint set of Budget Responsibility Rules. But despite Labour promising no tax increases, Greens co-leader James Shaw says his party hasnt settled … Read more »

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group welcomes changes to the RMA

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

The Freshwater and Natural Resources Iwi Leaders Groups supports the gains that the Maori Party has achieved to amend the Resource Management Act this week. Selwyn Parata, Chair of the Natural Resources Iwi Leaders group says The Maori Party … Read more »

Labour abandons Māori again

Press Release – The Maori Party

Labour abandons Mori again The Mori Party says Labour has abandoned Mori again with their announcement today that the Labour Party will oppose the Point England Enabling Bill, which would allow Ngti Paoa to regain ownership and control of significant … Read more »

NZ dollar little changed as investors await US vote

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was little changed on the week and continues to tread water as investors wait to see if the US repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, now viewed as a barometer on whether … Read more »

Partial Plan Change for Tongariro National Park is notified

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation started a process to identify safer off road options for both walkers and bikers in response to concerns raised by the Ruapehu District Council, local groups and iwi over cyclists and walkers on the Mountain Road. Read more »

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