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Sentencing For Blackmail And Child Exploitation Imagery

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the sentencing yesterday at Manukau District Court for 30-year-old Earl Gary Chatterton who was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for knowingly possessing and distributing child sexual abuse imagery, and blackmail. … Read more »

Surrendering Local Democracy Just Adds To Stress, Uncertainty

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is deeply concerned by the Otago Regional Councils decision to surrender vital decisions on regional water and waste plans to an out-of-district hearings body. “No matter how the ORC tries to sell this, sending these matters … Read more »

Bias In Policing Shows Urgent Need For Justice Transformation In NZ, New Research Finds

Press Release – JustSpeak

New research from justice advocacy group JustSpeak released today shows that structural bias in policing continues to disproportionately harm Mori and demonstrates the urgent need for transformative change across our justice system. Using the Statistics … Read more »

Police Urge Local Business To Be Vigilant

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Christchurch Police are aware of recent rise in burglaries in inner city areas targeting cafe and convenience stores. Police will continue to work hard to prevent, respond, investigate and resolve burglaries but we cannot do it alone. Central city food and … Read more »

Speech To Newmarket Rotary, 25 February 2020: “Challenges And Choices In The 20s” – David Seymour

Speech – ACT New Zealand

Introduction Thank you again for having me. Whenever I speak to Rotary, I take the time to thank you for your effort fighting polio. My mother was one of the last people in the Western world to contract the virus. There is too much division in the world, … Read more »

Community Detention And Bovine-ban For Tail-breaking Waikato Farmer

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waikato dairy farmer has been disqualified from owning or being in charge of all bovine animals for three years as a result of a tail-breaking case involving more than 300 cows. Glen Raymond Steiner appeared in the Tokoroa District Court on Wednesday … Read more »

Caring Cops – Police Graduation Tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fifty-nine new cops are preparing to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College on Thursday. All are taking on the challenge of helping their communities to be safe and feel safe, but some of the graduates are also taking their previous … Read more »

Research Facilitates Positive Change For ‘brutal Old Days’ Of Rape Trials

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Cross-examination strategies in rape trials remain resistant to reforms, which continues to negatively impact on complainants despite initiatives to improve the legal process, a University of Canterbury (UC) expert says. Professor Elisabeth McDonald specialises … Read more »

Ex-council Employee Admits Receiving Kickback

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

A former Auckland Council employee has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge brought by the Serious Fraud Office. Sundeep Dilip Rasila (42) today admitted accepting a $7,500 bribe as council employee in the Auckland High Court. Mr Rasila was employed … Read more »

Public Should Report Tree Vandalism

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Council has engaged tree specialists to try to save a series of trees that were recently vandalised. The worst case is four memorial oak trees at Kaiti Memorial Park, all of which were tampered with. It is yet to be confirmed if they were poisoned … Read more »

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