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      • BreakingGang conflict - Rotorua
        At about 10 am on Saturday 22 April 2017 Police received multiple emergency calls after a gang altercation at the Kuirau Park markets near Rotorua’s CBD. Reports from the public were that there was an incident between members of rival gangs, and ..…
        - 4 hours ago, 23 Apr 17, 12:58am -
      • BreakingAppeal to identify 4 men who robbed a woman in Tokoroa
        Tokoroa Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify four men who robbed a woman on Bridge Street, Tokoroa, on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
        - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 17, 12:56am -
      • BreakingSH2 now open following Rimutaka Hill landslide
        State Highway 2 is now open following a landslide at the summit of Rimutaka Hill earlier this evening.
        - 5 hours ago, 23 Apr 17, 12:55am -
      • Wellington Police locate missing 12-year-old girl
        Wellington Police have located the 12-year-old girl who was missing from a Naenae address.
        - 22 hours ago, 22 Apr 17, 7:03am -
      • Landslide closes SH 2 at the Rimutaka Hill
        Wellington Police are attending a landslide on State Highway 2 at the summit of Rimutaka Hill
        - 22 hours ago, 22 Apr 17, 7:01am -
      • Man deceased in Glen Eden
        "Man deceased in Glen Eden" Police are in attendance at a property on Pisces Rd, Glen Eden, West Auckland. Emergency services were called to the house at 3.44pm. Police have confirmed that one man is deceased. A woman has been taken to hospital ...
        - 22 hours ago, 22 Apr 17, 7:00am -
      • Manawatu Police seek witnesses to Riverside Drive assault
        Manawatu Police are investigating an assault which occurred at the car park located at the end of Riverside Drive, off Te Matai Road.
        - 22 hours ago, 22 Apr 17, 6:59am -
      • Fatal collision in Napier
        A male cyclist has died following a collision involving a truck on Georges Drive in Napier this evening.
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 2:14am -
      • Chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply to continue
        The recent chlorination of Lower Hutt’s water supply is to continue while investigations into the source of recent positive E.coli test results are underway. The water remains safe to drink.
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:37am -
      • UPDATE Road open following SH1 crash, north of Tokoroa
        Police were called at 2:40pm today, Friday 21 April, 2017, to a serious crash on State Highway One, Tokoroa.
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:23am -
      • Road closure - SH 1 between Palmerston and Hampden
        One lane of State Highway 1 south of Shag Point (between Hampden and Palmerston in the South Island) is closed following a crash earlier today.
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:22am -
      • Have you seen 12-year-old Jayda Harris?
        Jayda left her home in Naenae Road, Naenae, at around midday on Friday 21 April and hasn't been seen since.
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:21am -
      • Person dies following paraponting crash in Queenstown
        "Person dies following paraponting crash in Queenstown" A person has died after crashing while paraponting in Queenstown this morning. Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 10am. The Civil Aviation Authority has been ...
        - 1 day ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:20am -
      • Kaikoura’s State Highway 1 south – closure to continue
        Update Kaikoura’s State Highway 1 south – closure to continue into May NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight. Despite making good progre…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 7:33am -
      • Kaikoura’s SH1 south – closure to continue into May
        NZ Transport Agency crews are continuing to work on the new slip 3 km south of Peketa, near Kaikoura, over this weekend and into the next fortnight.
        - 2 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 5:32am -

      NZ Litigation News

      • Brian Rudman: Defamation - only the lawyers are winners
        There was a time when ruling class toffs took themselves so seriously that at the drop of an insult, they'd disappear into the woods at dawn, with swords or pistols drawn to assuage their honour.These days we see the same sort of...
        - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 5:00pm -
      • Government announces historic pay equity deal for care workers
        Care workers in women-dominated industries will get pay rises worth up to a $5000 a year after a historic settlement with the Government.In all, the package will cost more than $2 billion and could require a lift in ACC levies or...
        - 5 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 3:39am -

      NZ Court of Appeals

      • Appeal fails over Cromwell quad bike death
        A Cromwell man jailed following the death of his friend during a drunken quad-bike incident has had his appeal rejected.Cody Ethan Mitchell was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment when he appeared before the Alexandra District...
        - 16 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 12:22am -
      • Feltex shareholders get final chance
        Former Feltex shareholders will get another day in court in a legal battle which has raged for over ten years.The Supreme Court has granted an oral hearing for the appeal case led by Eric Houghton representing Feltex shareholders...
        - 26 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 5:07pm -
      • Prisoner Matthew Ngatai Te Moananui's appeal against conviction fails after trying to shank prison guard
        A man who tried to stab a prison guard with a shank has failed to have his conviction overturned.Matthew Ngatai Te Moananui was convicted by a jury in the Wellington District Court of assaulting a Corrections officer while in possession...
        - 26 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 5:40am -
      • Luxury brands battle in NZ courts
        It was a battle of the brands in the New Zealand courts this month as luxury watch maker Omega clashed with high-end US denim brand True Religion.In a long-running case which questioned the extent of Kiwis' knowledge of the Greek...
        - 27 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 3:23am -

      NZ Justice News

      • 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,”…
        - 11 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…
        - 12 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…
        - 13 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.…
        - 17 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…
        - 18 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…
        - 20 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 1:00am -
      • Family violence pilot helps over 24,000 people
        Amy Adams | JusticeThe Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot has helped over 24,000 people through the development of more than 8,000 family safety plans, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.The ISR pilot in…
        - 26 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:32pm -
      • Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading
        Amy Adams | JusticeA Bill to tackle money laundering and curb funding of terrorism has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terro…
        - 31 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 4:42am -
      • Restorative justice benefitting victims
        Amy Adams | JusticeThe vast majority of victims who participated in restorative justice benefitted from the process, according to a survey released today by Justice Minister Amy Adams.Restorative justice conferences are face-to-face meetings b…
        - 32 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 10:46pm -
      • Ministers to host Family Violence Summit
        Amy Adams | JusticeA national summit on family violence will be hosted by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley in Wellington on June 7.“We know that family violence is a significant and complex issue in New Zeal…
        - 33 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 8:39pm -
      • Justice booklet highlights fresh thinking
        Amy Adams | JusticeA new Ministry of Justice publication launched today by Justice Minister Amy Adams showcases how fresh thinking by talented people is helping to address complex issues in the justice sector.Ms Adams says the Justice: Our People,…
        - 38 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 2:35am -
      • Family violence laws introduced to Parliament
        Amy Adams | JusticeLegislation that overhauls the family violence system is a core part of reducing New Zealand’s horrendous rate of family violence, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Family and WhÄ�nau Violence Legislation Bill was introdu…
        - 39 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 10:14pm -
      • Bills to simplify election rules pass third reading
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeTwo Bills that modernise electoral law have passed through Parliament and will be implemented before this year’s election, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says.“The Electoral Amendment Bill and the Broadcasting…
        - 40 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 11:00am -
      • New anti-money laundering laws introduced
        Amy Adams | JusticeA Bill to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing has been introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill will bolster New Zeal…
        - 41 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 2:55am -
      • Challenges and successes in justice BPS results
        Amy Adams | JusticeCrime rates are significantly lower than in 2011, but latest figures show that challenges remain to tackle crime and reoffending, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Justice Sector’s BPS results for the year ended September 20…
        - 41 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 2:15am -
      • Supervised handover pilot launches
        Amy Adams | JusticeFamilies grappling with violence will be able to avoid contentious meetings during children handovers thanks to a new pilot launched by the Government.“In the absence of funded supervised hand-over services, some victims of fa…
        - 42 days ago, 12 Mar 17, 2:00am -
      • $257m savings reinvested into reducing crime
        Amy Adams | CourtsInitiatives to reduce crime and reoffending have been made possible through smart fiscal management by justice sector agencies, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.The Justice Sector Fund allows money saved in one justice sector agen…
        - 46 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 1:00am -
      • Court services returned to Kaikoura
        Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the return of court services to Kaikoura.The District Court at Kaikoura has held its first hearing since the earthquake with 29 people appearing. Court services had been unable t…
        - 47 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 8:33pm -
      • Changes to improve courts come into effect
        Mark Mitchell | JusticeOur justice system has been improved and is now easier for New Zealanders to use, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says.“The Judicature Modernisation Bill is an important law reform that helps modernise our courts,…
        - 53 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 12:29am -
      • Historical homosexual convictions eligible to be wiped
        Amy Adams | JusticeThe Government will introduce a new scheme to address historical convictions for homosexual offences, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.“While the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 decriminalised consensual sex between men…
        - 73 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 12:30am -