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    • Enviro group stumped over swamp kauri court case result
      A Northland group is devastated to lose its fight in the high court to stop the export of swamp kauri stumps in an almost raw state.The Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) had argued in the court that the stumps were...
      - 14 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 8:31pm -
    • Supreme Court rejects bid to prise open trusts in long-running Erceg case
      Former superyacht builder Ivan Erceg has lost a Supreme Court bid to discover who got what from two trusts set up by his older brother, the late liquor magnate Michael Erceg.In the culmination of a long, drawn-out court battle,...
      - 16 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 11:35pm -
    • Pilots push for delay to Wellington Airport runway extension hearing
      Airline pilots want to delay a planning hearing regarding the extension on Wellington Airport's runway.It follows the Court of Appeal decision ordering the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reconsider its review of the 90-metre...
      - 23 days ago, 28 Feb 17, 11:35pm -
    • Pilots win Wellington Airport runway fight
      Wellington Airport has suffered a blow to its planned runway extension, after a Court of Appeal ruling that safety areas need a second look. The case could now go to the Supreme Court, with the airport warning it is considering...
      - 24 days ago, 28 Feb 17, 1:51am -

    NZ Justice News

    • 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…
      - 23 hours 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…
      - 2 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…
      - 3 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,…
      - 8 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 Whānau Violence Legislation Bill was introduced…
      - 9 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…
      - 10 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…
      - 11 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…
      - 11 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…
      - 12 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…
      - 16 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…
      - 17 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,…
      - 23 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…
      - 43 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 12:30am -
    • $680,000 boost for Christchurch family violence pilot
      Amy Adams | JusticeMore frontline services and extra places in perpetrator programmes are on the way for the multi-agency Integrated Safety Response pilot, following an additional injection of funding, Ministers have announced.An extra $680,000 wi…
      - 44 days ago, 7 Feb 17, 9:55pm -
    • Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package
      Amy Adams | CorrectionsThe justice sector will receive an extra $115 million over four years to support the rollout of more police on the beat.Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Louise Upston say the additional investme…
      - 49 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 11:05pm -
    • NZ reclaims top spot in global anti-corruption rankings
      Amy Adams | JusticeJustice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed New Zealand’s return to the top of global transparency rankings.A number of Government initiatives have helped return New Zealand to first equal in the world, along with Denmark, in Tran…
      - 58 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 1:14am -
    • Exposure draft released of new anti-money laundering laws
      Amy Adams | JusticeNew Zealanders and affected sectors will have their chance to have input into a new draft law to combat the $1.3 billion laundered each year by criminals, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.The Government announced in June…
      - 12 Dec 16, 8:13pm -
    • Justice Precinct construction progressing well
      Amy Adams | CourtsJustice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says the $300 million Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build is well advanced and on track to be fully operational in mid-2017.The anchor project brings together all justi…
      - 9 Dec 16, 1:49am -
    • Lower risk 17 year-olds included in youth jurisdiction
      Amy Adams | JusticeThe youth justice system will be extended to include lower risk 17 year-olds, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced today.The changes, which will take place by 2019, will ensure th…
      - 7 Dec 16, 12:43am -
    • Common sense low-alcohol changes pass
      Amy Adams | JusticeSupermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under changes passed by Parliament.The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill mak…
      - 6 Dec 16, 11:32pm -