Justice Headlines

Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Figures released yesterday by Police Minister Anne Tolley show targeted interventions can work quickly and effectively to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, says Alcohol Healthwatch. Read more »

Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcohol

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins has received the Ministry of Justice report, The Effectiveness of Alcohol Pricing Policies . The report considers options for a minimum pricing regime and the possible costs and benefits. Read more »

Council to consult on where legal highs can be sold

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The community will get the chance to have a say on where retailers can sell party pills and herbal highs, with the Christchurch City Councils adoption of a draft Psychoactive Products Retail Locations policy. The draft policy proposes to address … Read more »

Dave Wolland cartoons: April 19, 2014

Opinion – Dave Wolland

NZ Cabinet Minister, Judith Collins, has dug a hole for herself by not being very transparent about her relationship and meetings in China with the Chinese-owned milk company Oravida. Read more »

Police continue search for suspect

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police advise friends, family and associates of Brett Makiri to ensure they do not unnecessarily get caught up in an investigation by assisting him to flee from Police. Mr Makiri escaped from Police custody while in an interview room yesterday afternoon … Read more »

Foreign Influence Plays Key Role in Housing Debate

Article – Jamie Neikrie

At his weekly press conference in Wellington last week, Prime Minister John Key was questioned about the idea of reducing or slowing the rate of housing prices by limiting foreign purchases. His response revealed a gap in the New Zealand government. Read more »

iPredict Ltd 2014 Election Update #15

Column – iPredict

iPredicts 7000 registered traders continue to believe Winston Peters NZ First party will hold the balance of power after the election and allow National to govern. There has been a small gain to Act and the Conservatives over the last week and a … Read more »

Have your say on regional council Draft Annual Plan 2014/15

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Submissions close on Greater Wellington Regional Councils Draft Annual Plan at 4pm on Monday 28 April, so there are just are five days left to make your voice heard. Read more »

Citizens denied access to public space for Hamilton J Day

Press Release – NORML

The Hamilton branch of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws request to use the Hamilton Lake Domain Stage to hold its annual J Day gathering in Hamilton has been denied by the Hamilton City Council. Read more »

Makara shooting update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Today five police divers and ten search staff have returned to Makara to continue the search for the shotgun allegedly used in the Easter Monday shooting at Makara Beach. The search will primarily focus on the Makara Stream and roadside area. Read more »

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