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      • Ruapehu: New options for old library site
        New options for old library site The demolition of the old public library on Hakiaha St is scheduled to start on Tuesday 7 November and is expected to take around seven days to complete. During the demolition people are asked to avoid the work site a…
        - 14 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:45am -
      • Council to Consider Future Development of Lakeview
        QLDC Media Release: Council to Consider Future Development of Lakeview 20 October 2017. For immediate release. On the back of community feedback the Council will be asked to consider a mixed solution to the future development of the Lakeview site. ..…
        - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:34am -
      • QLDC reports significant surplus
        Queenstown Lakes District Council is reporting a surplus of $68 million for the 2016/17 financial year, according to its 2017 Annual Report. This is significantly higher than the budgeted surplus of $21.5m and up from last year’s surplus of $39.5m.…
        - 15 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:32am -
      • Work on track to re-open SH1 route to Kaikoura
        Work on track to re-open SH1 route to Kaikoura before Christmas The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed plans to re-open State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura to traffic in December, restoring the coastal highway link from Picton to Christchurch in time ..…
        - 16 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 4:15am -
      • Fatal crash near Raupunga
        A person has died following a single vehicle crash on State Highway 2, just outside of Raupunga, near Wairoa, this afternoon.
        - 16 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 3:41am -
      • Police seek witnesses to fatal crash in Flat Bush
        Counties Manukau Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at approximately 5.45am on Stancombe Road (near Kestev Drive), Flat Bush.
        - 17 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:56am -
      • Palmerston North Local History Week Remembers the 1960s
        While the Beatles were twisting and shouting, Palmerston North was experiencing its fair share of change, too.
        - 17 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:35am -
      • Cyanobacteria confirmed in Tomahawk lagoon
        Potentially toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has been collected from the Tomahawk lagoon in Dunedin, prompting a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people (and dogs) to avoid contact with the waters of the lagoon.
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:32am -
      • Mt Ruapehu staff show how to be tidy Kiwis
        MT RUAPEHU 20 OCTOBER 2017: Mt Ruapehu staff got right into the spirit of Conservation Week filling up the back of a ute with rubbish from not so tidy Kiwis.
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:19am -
      • Chamber of Commerce welcome current political negotiations
        As a Chamber of Commerce our role is to work with the Government of the day to achieve the outcomes for business and we welcome the conclusion of the current political negotiations to form a Government. We will watch with interest, over the coming .…
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:08am -
      • Early Design Ideas for Hot Pools Draw on Community Ideas
        Community ideas around relaxation, family spaces, accessibility and the natural environment have helped inform early design ideas for the Christchurch Hot Pools.
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:06am -
      • Waimea Community Dam Proposals Open for Consultation
        Waimea Community Dam Proposals Open for Consultation The annual cost of the Waimea Community Dam would peak at $29 for just over half (51%) of Tasman District’s 24,000 ratepayers, under a proposal out for consultation from Saturday.
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:59am -
      • Overnight motorway closures 22 – 28 October 2017
        The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 27 Octob…
        - 19 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 1:32am -
      • Have your say on pokies in Whanganui
        Have your say on pokies in Whanganui The Problem Gambling Foundation and Nga Tai O te Awa are encouraging people to have their say on Whanganui District Council’s proposed gambling venues policy. The Council proposes to retain a sinking lid policy,…
        - 20 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 12:33am -
      • Search for missing fisherman suspended
        The search of the wreckage of the fishing vessel ‘Wendy J’ off the West Coast is now complete.
        - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 17, 11:00pm -

      NZ Litigation News

      • Sprott siblings fight over $4.49 million inheritance of scientist father
        The children of Dr Jim Sprott - a crusading forensic scientist who helped free Arthur Allan Thomas from prison - have gone to court over his $4.49 million estate.Sprott and his friend, journalist Pat Booth worked closely for nine...
        - 15 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 8:11pm -
      • New legal action launched against councils on leaky homes
        Keith Coffison is at his wits end in a battle with Auckland Council over a leaky home issue - and signing up to a novel legal process for justice.Coffison's case for damages is a modest $10,000, but it's become a personal matter...
        - 20 days ago, 1 Oct 17, 1:00am -

      NZ Court of Appeals

      • Gang leader argues seized land with links to money laundering has cultural significance
        Seized land with links to a $1.17 million drug supply and money laundering operation may return to its gang owner following an appeal on cultural and spiritual grounds.The Commissioner of Police obtained asset and profit forfeiture...
        - 18 hours ago, 20 Oct 17, 2:07am -
      • Michael Murray loses conviction appeal over murder of Connor Morris
        Michael Murray, who murdered Head Hunters gang member Connor Morris three years ago in a street fight, has lost his appeal against his conviction.Morris, who was the partner of Millie Elder-Holmes, died instantly when Murray hit...
        - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 4:12am -
      • Murderer and rapist Richard Genge loses appeal bid
        Convicted rapist and murderer Richard Lyall Genge has lost his latest bid to appeal against his conviction, more than 20 years later. Genge was jailed for life with a minimum non-parole period of 15 years after the brutal September...
        - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:36am -
      • Crown: Mark Lundy's defence keeps changing its tune
        Crown lawyers have accused Mark Lundy's legal team of continually changing their story on the key evidence tying him to the murder, the two spots on his polo shirt.As the Court of Appeal bid stretches into an extra third day, the...
        - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:05am -
      • Crown: Mark Lundy suffered 'no miscarriage of justice'
        Crown prosecutors are hitting back at the defence claim the evidence used to convict Mark Lundy was flawed. Lundy's case went into its second day in the Court of Appeal today, as he fought to overturn his convictions for murdering...
        - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 5:00pm -
      • Mark Lundy judged on grief, not evidence, defence team claims
        The jury from Mark Lundy's 2015 High Court trial are accused of trying to judge whether his funeral grief was real, rather than focusing on the evidence in front of them. Lundy's case is in its second day in the Court of Appeal...
        - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:54am -
      • Murder convictions based on unreliable science and unsympathetic public, claims Mark Lundy
        Mark Lundy claims his murder convictions were based on unreliable science, and an unsympathetic public who saw him as a "fat so-and-so" who faked his grief.Lundy's team, led by Jonathan Eaton QC, laid out their case in the Court...
        - 3 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 5:30pm -
      • Violent rapist has new sentence imposed after Court of Appeal decision
        A rapist who tried to pervert the course of justice with threatening text messages has had his sentence quashed after his case was heard before the Court of Appeal.However, he will still spend nearly 10 years behind bars.In a...
        - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:56pm -
      • Mark Lundy's appeal against murder convictions
        Mark Lundy claims he was convicted of murder on the basis of unreliable science, becoming a "guinea pig" of untested methods.Lundy's team, led by Jonathan Eaton QC, are in the Court of Appeal today fighting to overturn his convictions...
        - 4 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:29pm -
      • Killer Taranaki father loses appeal, prosecution details suppressed
        A Taranaki man who killed his 2-year-old daughter has lost an appeal against his prison sentence, while certain facts about the horrific case remain suppressed.Philip Murray Kinraid was sentenced in the High Court at New Plymouth...
        - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 5:18am -

      NZ Justice News

      • Christchurch’s Justice Precinct officially open
        Amy Adams | CourtsChristchurch’s state-of-the-art Justice and Emergency Services Precinct was officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English this morning.Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says today’s opening marks the latest and most si…
        - 39 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:42pm -
      • Electoral Commission chairperson reappointed
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeFormer High Court Judge Sir Hugh Williams QC has been reappointed as chairperson of the Electoral Commission for a further term of 18 months, Associate Minister of Justice Mark Mitchell announced today.“Sir Hugh contin…
        - 46 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 1:17am -
      • New IPCA chairperson appointed
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeDistrict Court Judge Colin Doherty has been appointed chairperson of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.Judge Doherty will succeed Judge Sir David Carrut…
        - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 2:02am -
      • Improving court process for victims of sexual violence
        Amy Adams | CourtsNew training and education programmes for prosecutors, court staff and the judiciary to better understand the impacts of sexual violence on victims will help improve victims’ experiences of the court process, says Justice and Co…
        - 52 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 1:39am -
      • The New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeCan I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great work and professionalism of your industry.I specifically w…
        - 57 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 5:42am -
      • Regulations for real estate agents updated
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeRegulations governing the education and training of real estate agents have been updated to reflect new qualifications.Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes to the Real Estate Agents (Licensing) Regulatio…
        - 58 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 9:50pm -
      • Law changed to support grocery stores
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeChanges in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017.Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the…
        - 60 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 4:45am -
      • Better offender identity checking now possible
        - 66 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:27am -
      • Homecare Medical to deliver national sexual violence helpline
        Amy Adams | JusticeHomecare Medical has been awarded the contract to develop and operate the 24/7 national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.“The G…
        - 71 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:55pm -
      • ISR report shows families better protected
        Amy Adams | JusticeAn evaluation of the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has confirmed that families are safer and better protected as a result of the pilot, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.The…
        - 72 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
      • Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously
        Amy Adams | JusticeParliament has unanimously passed reforms to strengthen the existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.“Money laundering and the financing of terrorism is…
        - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 6:09am -
      • Family violence emergency housing for Waikato
        Amy Adams | JusticeShort-term housing will be provided to perpetrators of family violence in the Waikato to help ensure victims are kept safe and can stay in their own homes, say Justice and Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Social Developmen…
        - 79 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 1:45am -
      • Home Safety Service helps over 2200 people
        Amy Adams | JusticeMore than 2200 people affected by family violence have been able to stay safe in their homes thanks to the success of the National Home Safety Service launched two years ago, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.“The NHSS makes…
        - 80 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 12:33am -
      • Bill to tackle money laundering passes second reading
        Amy Adams | JusticeA Bill to bolster New Zealand’s existing anti-money laundering laws has passed its second reading in Parliament tonight with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.“The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Fi…
        - 80 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 9:58am -
      • Bill to update New Zealand trust law introduced
        Amy Adams | JusticeA Bill to make trust law easier to access and understand has been introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Trusts Bill will update and replace the Trustee Act 1956, making it the first significant cha…
        - 81 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 1:05am -
      • Courts Matters Bill and Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill: First Reading
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeI move that the cognate bills, the Courts Matters Bill and the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, be now read a first time. I nominate the Justice and Electoral Committee to consider these bills.  The tw…
        - 81 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:52pm -
      • Legislation to modernise courts and tribunals
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeThe ongoing modernisation of New Zealand’s justice system took another step forward today with the introduction into Parliament of two Bills aimed at enhancing the work of courts and tribunals.The Courts Matters Bill a…
        - 81 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 7:45pm -
      • Blessing marks start of Justice move to Precinct
        Amy Adams | CourtsCantabrians will soon have access to some of the most modern and efficient justice and emergency services in the country with Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct nearing completion.Justice and Courts Mini…
        - 86 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:43am -
      • More court appearances via audio-visual links
        Amy Adams | CourtsOver 16,500 remand court appearances were held via audio visual links (AVL) connecting courts and prisons in the year to May 2017, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams.This is up from around 13,000 remand court appearances…
        - 94 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:31am -
      • New Zealand Licensing Trusts Association: Annual Conference
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeGood afternoon.Thank you for inviting me here today.I’d like to start by acknowledging the important role that licensing trusts have and all that you do for our communities.  As we all know, the primary focus for a…
        - 98 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 4:36am -