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  • Judgment: Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues

    2 November 2017 3:56 AM 142

    [1] This is a judicial review proceeding concerning the Government’s response to climate change. It is brought by the plaintiff who is a law student concerned at that response and the consequences of its alleged inadequacy on future generations. [2] It is common ground that climate change presents significant risks and that serious and prompt global

  • Student welcome’s decision in landmark climate lawsuit

    2 November 2017 3:56 AM 135

    Thursday, November 2 - The Hamilton law student who took the Government to court over its climate emissions targets has welcomed a judgment released today, which puts the onus on the new Minister for Climate Change to go back to the drawing board. In June, Sarah Thomson, then a 26 year-old law student, took the National-led Government’s Climate Minister

  • Woman dies after Taranaki cliff plunge

    2 November 2017 3:23 AM 142

    A woman has died after a vehicle went off a cliff in south Taranaki. A woman has died in hospital after the vehicle she was in went off a cliff in south Taranaki. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Waitotara Valley Road early on Sunday morning. The 21-year-old passenger had been thrown from the vehicle after it veered off the road and down a steep

  • Labour already a 'brutal' Government

    2 November 2017 3:09 AM 157

    Opposition leader Bill English says the new Labour Government is already "brutal" and has promised to do nothing to smooth the path of the new Government. Mr English was addressing media after announcing Opposition portfolios, a minor reshuffle that's seen Judith Collins promoted to the front bench. The comments came in response to Health Minister David

  • National unveils strong Opposition team

    2 November 2017 1:24 AM 145

    National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands of jobs being created every month, strong public services and New Zealanders

  • Judgment: Hagaman v Little

    2 November 2017 12:46 AM 145

    B The appellant’s estate must pay the respondent costs for a standard appeal on a band A basis and usual disbursements. [1] Does the late Mr Hagaman’s appeal against a High Court Judge’s ruling in a defamation trial survive his death? That is the question this judgment is concerned with. [2] Mr and Mrs Hagaman owned a large New Zealand hotel chain. In 2014 Mr Hagaman

  • Four men in court after record cocaine bust

    2 November 2017 12:07 AM 193

    Four men have appeared in the Tauranga District Court after police seized a record haul of cocaine estimated to be worth $20 million. A five-month long inquiry by Customs and police uncovered 46kg of the drug at a local address on Wednesday in what was the largest single seizure of the drug in New Zealand. The two organisations joined forces to carry

  • Dirt bike prank father doesn't want charges laid

    2 November 2017 12:02 AM 153

    However the principal of the school where the incident took place does want charges pursued - saying a "strong message" must be sent to young people that reckless behaviour won't be tolerated. Hamilton Boys' High School student Kyle Kirsten suffered a deep gash to his leg when hit by a girl from Waikato Diocesan School on the Boys' High field at lunchtime

  • No govt support for Auckland port expansion: Ardern

    2 November 2017 12:01 AM 145

    Nov. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the Ports of Auckland's proposal to extend one of its wharves by 13 metres into Waitemata Harbour, just hours after the proposal was released. Speaking after her first official conversation as prime minister with the mayor of Auckland, former Labour Party leader Phil Goff, Ardern

  • Ardern pours cold water on Auckland port expansion, supports fuel tax

    1 November 2017 11:50 PM 159

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff emerged from their first meeting together in perfect agreement. The pair, who used to work together when Goff was still in parliament, met with Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford to discuss how the Government can work with the Auckland Council