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New Police Facilities For Whanganui

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganuis justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure … Read more »

Justice Campaigners Call For Bold Action From Leaders At The 2020 Election

Press Release – JustSpeak

Justice campaign organisation JustSpeak has outlined a vision for a society without prisons in its 2020 election campaign Our Justice Our Future . The campaign was launched last night in Wellington, to a sold out audience of supporters and volunteers. … Read more »

Christchurch mosque shooter’s sentencing: Live reporting banned

Article – RNZ

Live reporting from the sentencing of the Christchurch mosques gunman has been banned. Read more »

Young Black Americans Not Sold On Biden, The Democrats Or Voting

Article – The Conversation

Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November? Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images Read more »

Bar Association Says Misinformed Criticism Of Judges Dangerous For All

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Assocation says misinformed criticism of a South Island judges sentencing of a sex offender has the potential for disturbing consequences for the justice system and society generally. The Bar Associations President Kate Davenport … Read more »

Financial Markets (Conduct Of Institutions) Amendment Bill Back From Select Committee

Press Release – Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice New Zealand is pleased some of the changes they recommended were amended during the Select Committee process but noted there is room to debate outstanding issues in the House. Chief Executive Katrina Shanks says they are supportive of the … Read more »

Heat Pumps Installed In All OCHT Homes – Curtain Programme Extended

Press Release – Otautahi Community Housing Trust

Its made a massive difference like you wouldnt believe. That from one of the tautahi Community Housing Trust (CHT) Tenants after the last of more than 2000 heat pumps were installed on Friday (31 July). CHT Chief executive, Cate Kearney … Read more »

Policy Announcements Could Influence Property Sector Activity

Press Release – Colliers International

The 2020 general election could have a major influence on property sector sales activity if government policy announcements indicate a move towards any restrictive legislation, according to a new analysis of election impacts over the past two decades. … Read more »

Three Arrested Following Multiple Search Warrants – Taumarunui

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Senior Sergeant Grant Alabaster – Response Manager, Ruapehu: Three people are due to appear in court following several search warrants in the Taumarunui area on August 5. Local officers executed the search warrants with the help of Whanganui officers … Read more »

Have Your Say On The Introduction Of The Youth Demerit Points System

Press Release – NZ Social Services Committee

The Social Services and Community Committee is calling for public submissions on the Oranga Tamariki (Youth Justice Demerit Points) Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 21 July 2020. This Members Bill would introduce a youth demerit … Read more »

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