70% want medical pot legal

Poll result doesn’t surprise minister, who wants more evidence from overseas trials. An overwhelming number of New Zealanders support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use, the latest Herald- DigiPoll survey shows. The issue has been in the spotlight this...

Ministry spends $10,000 on sponsorship

The Ministry of Justice spent $10,000 in the year to 30 June 2015 on sponsorship of groups, organisations, events and publications, according to Justice Minister Amy Adams. Ms Adams provided the information in response to a parliamentary written question from Labour...

The High Court of New Zealand 2015: Year in Review

The High Court last year met its target to deliver 90% of judgments within three months of the hearing or final submissions, according to a report released this week by Chief High Court Judge Justice Geoffrey Venning. However, the average “time to trial”...

Licensing obligations for property investment schemes imminent

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is reminding businesses of all sizes which provide property investment schemes or property syndication funds to get licensed now. Under new regulations brought in by the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, managed investment...

Jail for Mighty River Power fraudster

25 May 2016 Two people who committed fraud against Mighty River Power Ltd have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court. Paul Kenneth Rose and Jane Clare Rose were found guilty in March 2016 of section 240 Crimes Act 1961 charges of “obtaining by...