A medical professional investigated for inappropriate contact with young female patients – including at least one teenager – both in New Zealand and Australia has been granted unsupervised access to his two daughters by the Family Court – despite the pair’s protests. The man, identified as Mr A for the purpose of this story, lives
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A 13-year-old was held in police cells overnight before being transferred to court where hours later the charges were withdrawn. RNZ understands the boy was held in court cells with violent offenders until about midday today. By then police had withdrawn the charges but the boy was still in the court cells. It was not
Disarmament & Security Centre, Christchurch, 9 October 2017 – Congratulations to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. The group, which originated in Australia, was awarded the Nobel in recognition of its key role in helping create the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
There has been so much attention on the election, incredibly important stories like University of Canterbury Professor, Anne Marie Brady’s, critical analysis of the influence Chinese business interests have over the National Party has been missed and so too this shocking revelation that People Against Prison’s Aotearoa activists have been spied on by the Police. People Against Prison’s
Fifty-five years ago ( 1 October 1962 ) New Zealand appointed its first Ombudsman. This was the first such appointment outside of Scandinavia. Empowered by Parliamentary Commissioner (Ombudsman) Act 1962, a “simple” 29 section Act, the Ombudsman was charged with investigating and reporting to Parliament on maladministration in Departments of State. The Ombudsman could respond
The number of Public Service departments went up again on Friday when substantial parts of the Security and Intelligence Act 2017 came into force. As s 7 of the Act states, the NZSIS is now a department of State – adding it to the other 29 listed in Schedule 1 to the State Sector Act.
More than a century after New Zealand women won the vote, they continue to exercise the right more than men Today is Suffrage Day, marking 124 years since the Governor, Lord Glasgow, approved the bill to allow virtually all women to vote. In the general election held later that year, 1893, the voting turnout was
The Government won’t start an inquiry into a raid by SAS soldiers in Afghanistan, despite the pleas from parents who say their girl was killed during the operation. Their daughter Fatima’s death was revealed in the book Hit & Run, which said New Zealand special forces led a raid targeting insurgents who had killed a Kiwi soldier
The Crown and descendants of Rua Kēnana and Ngā Toenga o ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me ngā uri o Maungapōhatu will sign the agreement at Maungapōhatu on Saturday 9 September which bring the statutory pardon a step closer to reality. Mr Flavell and whānau of Rua Kēnana met in Rotorua today ahead of the historic signing
Truth, it is said, is the first casualty of war.
And during the 16 years of the war in Afghanistan, truths have been trampled on and obliterated as much as in any other global conflict over the past century.