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      • BreakingFunding boost accelerates LED street light programme
        Timaru District Council has secured $1.1 million of Government funding to accelerate its LED street lighting programme.
        - 6 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:18pm -
      • BreakingGreat Barrier awarded rare status
        Great Barrier Island, located 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary in a bid to protect its night skies for present and future generations.
        - 12 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:12pm -
      • BreakingNorthland Tunnel strengthening work nearing halfway
        Northland Tunnel strengthening work nearing halfway Earthquake-strengthening work on the Northland Tunnel is progressing well, with 40 percent of work now complete. New columns and a reinforced concrete beam on the Karori side of the tunnel have ...
        - 30 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:54pm -
      • BreakingMarlborough Lines Stadium 2000 Aquatic Centre closed down
        The Stadium Trust was advised by Nelson-Marlborough Public Health Service, indicating a possible link to the pools following recently reported Cryptosporidium cases in Marlborough.
        - 40 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:44pm -
      • BreakingNew Female Takahē to Make Pukaha Mount Bruce Home
        Pukaha Mount Bruce staff and volunteers are pleased to announce the arrival of a new resident takahē, Fomi, to the centre.
        - 56 mins ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:28pm -
      • BreakingQueenstown Airport - New Car Parking Options Available
        New airport car parking options available as Queenstown Airport’s Park and Ride gets underway
        - 1 hour ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:18pm -
      • BreakingEmergency closure SH1 south of Kawakawa
        The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists there will be a short closure of State Highway 1 south of Kawakawa later this morning to recover a truck after an incident yesterday.
        - 1 hour ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:59pm -
      • BreakingPolice searching for missing Auckland man
        Police are currently looking for 36-year-old Jeremy Charles Judson (pictured), who has been reported missing by his family.
        - 2 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:38pm -
      • BreakingRobbery of Sunbeam Milk Bar - Gore
        Police are appealing for witnesses, after two males have entered the Sunbeam Milk Bar, Coutts Road in Gore tonight at around 7.20pm and demanded money and cigarettes.
        - 2 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:35pm -
      • Police investigate what happened to Frederick Hayward
        Police are making fresh enquiries into the disappearance of 67-year-old Hamilton man Frederick “Rick’ Hayward. He was last seen leaving his home around 5pm on Monday 2 September 2013, with the intention of travelling to the family bach in Raglan.…
        - 14 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 8:16am -
      • Fatal crash in Lichfield, south Waikato – update
        The driver of a truck, a woman in her 60s has died following a crash in Lichfield this afternoon.
        - 15 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 7:34am -
      • Five youth offenders caught by Canterbury Police
        At approximately 4:15am, Thursday 22 June, 2017, Police were called to the Main North Road service station.
        - 16 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:36am -
      • Sentencing for Operation Livorno
        "Sentencing for Operation Livorno" Please attribute to Detective Superintendent Greg Williams: Police and Customs note the sentencing today of four people including two Taiwan nationals who were charged in relation to the importation, as well as ...
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 5:25am -
      • Wellington welcomes a week of celebrations
        Wellington welcomes a week of celebrations for Matariki and the DHL New Zealand Lions Series Wellingtonians and visitors will be treated to a jam-packed programme of events to celebrate the annual Māori festival and welcome the DHL New Zealand ...
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:56am -
      • Auckland City Centre’s annual Restaurant Event returns
        Auckland City Centre’s annual Restaurant Event returns this August Now in its seventh year, Restaurant Month is back with a fresh schedule of appetising special menu offers and events.
        - 17 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 4:55am -

      NZ Litigation News

      • BreakingCoal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation
        Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the...
        - 4 hours ago, 22 Jun 17, 6:18pm -
      • Building owner baffled over court action
        The owner of an award-winning Dunedin warehouse precinct building has been called to face the Environment Court in a case he described yesterday as "vexatious''.The court action calls on 123 Vogel St owner Chris Barnes to remove...
        - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 10:19pm -
      • Principals fuming at $100,000 cost of Kings College sport dispute
        Mediation costs to prevent top private school from poaching sporting talent. A top Auckland private school has won a partial victory in a legal fight to allow new female students to play for its elite sports teams - and other schools...
        - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 5:00pm -

      NZ Court of Appeals

      • Te Atatu killer, sex offender Jaden Stroobant appeals sentence
        The man who brutally beat his 69-year-old neighbour to death and then, as she lay dying and unresponsive, sexually assaulted her twice, has appealed his life sentence.On May 26 Jaden Lee Stroobant was sentenced to preventive detention...
        - 4 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 3:45am -
      • Baby Aaliyah Solomon's father loses appeal against murder conviction
        The father of baby Aaliyah Solomon has lost an appeal against his conviction for murdering his daughter.Troy Louis Stuart Solomon, now 26, was sentenced last July to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years...
        - 7 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 1:24am -
      • Man imprisoned for terrorist material loses appeal against sentence
        An Auckland man jailed for distributing terrorist material to 52 people has had his second appeal over the length of his sentence dismissed by the Court of Appeal.Imran Patel was sentenced to three years and nine months in June...
        - 17 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 12:50am -

      NZ Justice News

      • Contempt of court report welcomed
        Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on proposals to modernise New Zealand’s contempt of court laws.“Contempt law is intended to protect the integrity of the justice system…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:30am -
      • Disability Rights Commissioner appointed
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeDisability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.The position of D…
        - 3 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 3:22am -
      • Police to test victim video statements
        Paula Bennett | JusticePolice Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams say using digital devices to take onsite statements from victims of family violence will reduce the stress on victims, save Police time and create richer evidence…
        - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 17, 11:30pm -
      • Alcohol and Drug Court pilot extended
        Amy Adams | CourtsThe Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court pilot has been extended for a further three years, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams announced today.The AODT Court pilot, which began in November 2012 in the Waitakere and Au…
        - 10 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 3:12am -
      • Drink driving charges halved since 2009
        Amy Adams | JusticeDrink driving charges have halved since 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.Latest drink driving offence figures show the number of people charged in 2016 was 16,304 compared to 31,933 in 2009.“Almost 16,000 fewer people we…
        - 15 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 2:55am -
      • Family violence response guides launched
        Amy Adams | JusticeNew guides to support the family violence sector to provide consistent and effective help to victims and perpetrators are being launched today by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley at the Famil…
        - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:25pm -
      • Speech to Family Violence Summit, Wellington
        Amy Adams | JusticeTÄ“nÄ� koutou katoa me ngÄ� tini Ä�huatanga o te wÄ�. Nau mai, haere mai.Good morning.Thank you Prime Minister for your opening comments, and thank you Sir Wira for taking on the role of Summit Chair.I a…
        - 16 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:21pm -
      • Law Commissioner appointed
        Amy Adams | JusticeFormer Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.“Ms Clark brings a wealth of experience, having worked at the highest levels of the public service b…
        - 25 days ago, 29 May 17, 3:17am -
      • $46.9m to reduce burglary and youth offending
        Amy Adams | Budget 2017Budget 2017 will provide an extra $46.9 million of operating funding over the next four years for new services to reduce burglary and youth offending, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell sa…
        - 29 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:43am -
      • $37.2m to reduce family violence
        Amy Adams | Budget 2017Budget 2017 invests $37.2 million of operating funding to reduce the harm caused by family violence, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say.$22.4 million will extend the Integrated Safety…
        - 29 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:41am -
      • $2b investment in law and order
        Paula Bennett | Budget 2017Budget 2017 invests $1.24 billion of new operating funding over four years and $785.6 million of capital funding in law and order initiatives to help make our communities safer, Police Minister Paula Bennett, Justice and…
        - 29 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:15am -
      • Mitchell to attend Trans-Tasman Justice meeting
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeAssociate Minister of Justice Mark Mitchell travels to Melbourne today to attend the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC).The LCCSC is a joint-ministerial council which helps maintain an Australian and Trans-Tasma…
        - 36 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:26am -
      • Dawn Service, Gallipoli
        Amy Adams | JusticeTÄ“nÄ� Koutou KatoaIt is my honour to join with you all on this ANZAC morning.May I begin by thanking the people of Turkey for their gracious welcome to those of us who come from the other side of the world to remember so…
        - 59 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 3:00am -
      • Adams to commemorate Anzac Day in Gallipoli
        Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams leaves for Turkey today as New Zealand’s official representative at the 102nd ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli.“The Gallipoli campaign has become a defining event in New Zealand's history. It…
        - 63 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 11:24pm -
      • Taumarunui court upgrade underway
        Amy Adams | CourtsWork is underway on the most significant upgrade to the Taumarunui courthouse in 40 years, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.“The $1.4 million upgrade includes interior redecoration, exterior surface refresh and cell upgrade,”…
        - 72 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:25am -
      • Unanimous support for family violence Bill
        Amy Adams | JusticeA Bill that overhauls New Zealand’s family violence laws has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.“For too long, New Zealand has been ranked as having some of t…
        - 73 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 5:40am -
      • Focus on MÄ�ori offending
        Paula Bennett | JusticePolice Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams have today announced $10 million for initiatives to improve MÄ�ori justice outcomes.“It is well known that MÄ�ori are overrepresented at every stage in the…
        - 74 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 3:47am -
      • Disclosure scheme helping to prevent violence
        Paula Bennett | JusticeA potentially life-saving scheme that allows Police to disclose a person’s violent past to a partner or friend has been used 158 times since it was launched, say Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams.…
        - 78 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 1:01am -
      • Cyberbullying law holding offenders to account
        Amy Adams | JusticeLegislation passed in 2015 to curb cyber-bullying is effectively weeding out and punishing the worst offenders, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.“The Harmful Digital Communications Act made it illegal to send messages and post…
        - 79 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 10:45pm -
      • Offender Levy supporting thousands of victims
        Amy Adams | JusticeVictims of crime are continuing to benefit from the Government’s Offender Levy which has generated more than $25 million since it was introduced, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.The $50 levy, which contributes to support servi…
        - 81 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 1:00am -