Justice Headlines

Three Timaru men arrested following serious assault in Chch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have arrested three men from Timaru in relation to a serious assault on a man in Christchurch on 4 December 2014. Read more »

FMA warns of UK pension scheme transfer scare-mongering

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The Financial Markets Authority is warning against misleading advertising about transferring UK pension scheme entitlements to New Zealand to avoid incoming tax and legislation charges. Read more »

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the appointment of Christchurch lawyer Anna Tutton as a Coroner. Ms Tutton replaces retiring Christchurch Coroner, Richard McElrea. Ms Tutton has held a practising certificate for over 25 years. She … Read more »

Crown Asset Management discontinues South Canterbury claim

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Crown Asset Management, the government entity set up to wind down the remaining assets of finance companies that called on the retail deposit guarantee, has discontinued its civil claim against the former directors of South … Read more »

Review into Phillip Smith’s escape submitted to Government

Press Release – Ministry of Justice

A multi-agency review on the escape of Phillip Smith to South America has submitted its initial report to the Government today. Read more »

Alcohol and road policing prevention work in Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police will be running another alcohol focus on 19 December 2014 – a prevention activity to reduce harm caused by alcohol on the road, in public places and licensed premises. This activity is part of Operation Capricorn which runs throughout … Read more »

Christmas Day in Prison

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Christmas Day in prison this year will involve swapping the main meal of the day, so that dinner will be served at lunchtime, leaving the evening meal to be sandwiches. This is standard practice for this day. Read more »

Canterbury Police speak to missing French tourist

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have located Celine, the French tourist who was unaccounted for in Arthurs Pass, safe and well in Te Anau. A Police officer from Te Anau met up with Celine this morning and confirmed she was the same person that had left a note with … Read more »

Misleading advertising promoting UK pension scheme transfers

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning people to be cautious of potentially misleading and deceptive advertising about transferring United Kingdom pension scheme entitlements to New Zealand. Read more »

Court Judgment: Nicky Hager v Police on Dirty Politics Raids

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

Mr Hager alleges that steps taken by the second respondent (the Police): first, in deciding to apply for a search warrant in respect of Mr Hagers premises; secondly, in applying for the warrant; and thirdly, executing the warrant at his Wellington … Read more »

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