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Waitangi Tribunal finds serious Treaty breaches

Monday, 10 September 2018, 3:42 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Crown’s significant breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi caused serious damage to the mana and autonomy of the iwi and hapū of Te Rohe Pōtae (the King Country), the Waitangi Tribunal has found. More >>

Submissions on 2014 Family Justice Reforms Now Open

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 8:55 am | Ministry of Justice

The Independent Panel considering the 2014 family justice reforms wants to hear from people who have used the Family Court and related services. More >>

Considering the Family Justice System

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:55 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Independent Panel evaluating the 2014 reforms to the family justice system will be launching a public submissions process from 5 September 2018. More >>

Extra support will improve Coronial Post-mortem Services

Monday, 20 August 2018, 4:30 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has agreed new contracts for post-mortem services across New Zealand. More >>

District Court responds to high incidence of disabilities

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:34 pm | Ministry of Justice

The District Court is to consider adopting a different approach to young adult offenders to take account of the high incidence of neurodisabilities among those appearing in court. More >>

Major new crime survey launched

Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:32 am | Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice announced today a new crime survey - the New Zealand Crime and Victim Survey (NZCVS) - which starts this month. More >>

Death of Judge David Ambler

Monday, 13 November 2017, 4:52 pm | Ministry of Justice

Attribute to Chief Māori Land Court Judge, and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, Judge Isaac Wilson: More >>

Waitangi Tribunal health inquiry

Friday, 2 June 2017, 12:10 pm | Ministry of Justice

About 140 claimant groups have sought to participate in the Waitangi Tribunal’s Kaupapa Inquiry into health services and health outcomes. More >>

Report into disproportionate reoffending rates released

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 4:15 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown in breach of its Treaty obligations by failing to prioritise the reduction of the high rate of Māori reoffending relative to non-Māori. More >>

Wellington High Court to reopen on 1 February 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice Chief Operating Officer Carl Crafar has welcomed the reopening of the Wellington High Court building at Molesworth St, following last November’s North Canterbury earthquake. More >>

Electoral Amendment Bill receives first reading

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 4:38 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Electoral Amendment Bill has today passed its first reading with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. More >>

Wifi in Auckland district courts

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:07 am | Ministry of Justice

Lawyers, judges, media and other people working in Waitakere and Manukau district courts can access to Ministry-supported wifi from their mobile devices in a new initiative. More >>

Ministry of Justice appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 3:12 pm | Ministry of Justice

Carl Crafar has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Operations and Service Delivery at the Ministry of Justice. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal declines claims on Māui’s dolphin

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:13 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal has found the Crown’s policy on the protection of the endangered Māui’s dolphin does not breach the Treaty of Waitangi. More >>

Chief Victims Advisor welcomes new response pilot

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 3:24 pm | Ministry of Justice

Chief Victims Advisor Kim McGregor is welcoming yesterday’s announcement that a multi-agency family violence initiative will be piloted in Christchurch from July this year. More >>

Justice launches work-from-home initiative

Monday, 4 April 2016, 12:29 pm | Ministry of Justice

The daily commute to and from work will end for more Ministry of Justice collections registry officers who will start transitioning to a new innovative working-from-home environment. More >>

Video helps victims of crime know what to expect

Thursday, 31 March 2016, 12:28 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has released an animated video that explains how victims of crime can expect to be treated and what happens during the criminal justice process. More >>

Ministry reviews court cells

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:23 am | Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice has almost completed a review of court custodial cells throughout New Zealand following a death of a defendant in a cell in the Papakura courthouse last year. More >>

New Attorney-General for Samoa congratulated

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 2:48 pm | Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice Chief Executive Andrew Bridgman today congratulated senior Public Defence Service lawyer Hermann Retzlaff on his appointment as Attorney-General for Samoa. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal Report on Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

Monday, 14 March 2016, 9:52 am | Ministry of Justice

Waitangi Tribunal releases its report on the Crown’s proposed reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 More >>



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