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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 >>

Ministry helps staff to speak te reo Māori

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:33 am | Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is introducing new resources to support the use of te reo Māori in court. All court sessions with Justices of the Peace and Community Magistrates have adopted the District Court approach, which is to open and close in te reo Māori. More >>

Final Part of Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report Released

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:36 pm | Ministry of Justice

The shocking poverty experienced by Te Urewera Māori was in large part caused by the Crown’s many breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal has found in the sixth and final volume of its Te Urewera district inquiry report. More >>

Science Advisor appointed for the Justice sector

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:44 am | Ministry of Justice

Dr Ian Lambie, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the role of Justice Sector Science Advisor. Secretary for Justice Andrew Bridgman said Dr Lambie would work across the justice sector (Police, Corrections, ... More >>

Muaūpoko Priority Hearings – Week 1

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 2:54 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Waitangi Tribunal’s Porirua ki Manawatū (Wai 2200) district inquiry will hear evidence from claimants of Muaūpoko iwi. The first of three hearings for Muaūpoko claimants will be held at the Horowhenua Events Centre, Levin, from Monday 5 to Friday ... More >>

RWC alcohol trading: what licensed premises need to know

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 11:07 am | Ministry of Justice

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Rugby World Cup 2015 Extended Trading Hours) Amendment Act 2015 , eligible premises with on-licences and club licences can open to show live games that fall outside their usual licensed hours. More >>

Laundering and terrorism key topics at APG meeting

Friday, 17 July 2015, 4:32 pm | Ministry of Justice

Money laundering and the financing of terrorism were key topics at the 18th annual meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering More >>

Media in-Court Review Panel Release Draft Report

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 12:33 pm | Ministry of Justice

MEDIA RELEASE Media in-Court Review Panel Release Their Draft Report to the Chief Justice 10 MARCH 2015 More >>

Public invited to have say on human rights record

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:20 pm | Ministry of Justice

A draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been released for public comment by the Ministry of Justice. More >>

Review into Phillip Smith’s escape submitted to Government

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 3:23 pm | Ministry of Justice

A multi-agency review on the escape of Phillip Smith to South America has submitted its initial report to the Government today. More >>

Final report on MV Rena and Motiti Island Claims

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:50 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Motiti Rohe Moana Trust, one of the Claimants in the urgent Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into the Crown’s response to the wreck of the MV Rena , following its grounding on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef) on 5 October 2011, today welcomes The Final Report of ... More >>