Justice Headlines

Opotiki District Council statement re allegations

Press Release – Opotiki District Council

The Optiki Mayor is urging the community and the media to let Police get on with the job of investigating allegations of a sexual nature involving students from Optiki College without unhelpful speculation. Read more »

Information sessions for proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

People interested in Christchurch City Council’s proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw have two opportunities to attend public information sessions about it before the consultation closes on 21 September. Read more »

Govt must not backpedal on cycle safety

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to follow through with a recommendation from the Cycling Safety Panel to protect people who cycle with mandatory safe passing distances. Read more »

Parapets and facades prioritised in revised law

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new category of priority buildings, covering parts of unreinforced masonry like parapets and facades, is to be included in the Building Act requirements for upgrading earthquake-prone buildings following strong submissions to select committee including … Read more »

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is to offer scholarships for postgraduate research into the effects of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, focusing on the lessons learned from the response. Read more »

Why Māori need an independent political voice in Parliament

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party says the Labour Leaders response to two of its Mori MPs attending a charter school fundraiser is one of the many reasons why its so important for Mori to have an independent political voice. Read more »

Whanganui Community Corrections opened

Press Release – Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially opened the refurbished Whanganui Community Corrections site. The $2.7 million refurbishment is part of a five-year nationwide renewal programme to make Community Corrections sites more secure … Read more »

FX trader Jin Yuan Finance warned over lack of monitoring

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Mortgage fraud guilty verdicts

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

The jury in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial of Vicki Ravana Letele yesterday reached verdicts in the Auckland District Court. Ms Letele faced 11 charges under Section 228 of the Crimes Act for dishonestly using a document. The charges related … Read more »

Guo v Minister of Immigration – Leave to Appeal deportation

Press Release – NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

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