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District court takers speak more te reo Māori

All district courts started using the new te reo Māori announcements on 1 February.

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Justice matters

Issue 01 of our quarterly newsletter.

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Science Advisor appointed for the Justice sector

Dr Ian Lambie, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the role of Justice Sector Science Advisor.

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Ministry to soon to start Dunedin courthouse restoration

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams announced that Cabinet has agreed to the strengthening and restoration of Dunedin’s historic courthouse.

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Tribunal guidelines

Choosing the right decision-making body. Published 17 November 2015.

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Safe harbour

Manage a website, forum or app that others can post to? Find out about Safe Harbour.

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Text message reminders

District courts text message reminder service goes live.

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Official Information Act survey

This is your chance to tell the Ombudsman about your experience of making OIA requests to us.

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Media release: 30 per cent drop in crime since 2008

The latest New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) released 7 October 2014 shows personal and household crime has reduced by a third over five years, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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Handling complaints about harmful digital communications

If you run a website, blog or other online forum other people can post comments or content to, one option is to follow the ‘safe harbour’ process.

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Manukau Court's $51m court upgrade complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams has opened the upgraded Manukau District Courthouse after a $51 million makeover that future-proofs one of the country’s busiest courthouses.

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Acting District Court Judge Manukau

The Attorney-General wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for appointment as an Acting District Court Judge, with a jury warrant, based in Manukau. Applications close 16 October 2015.

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New Victims Code

The Minister of Justice launched the Victims Code at the Red Raincoat Conference in Napier on Saturday 19 September.

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Crown and Taranaki iwi sign deed of settlement

A settlement with Tarakani iwi last weekend is an important step forward.

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Public invited to have say on New Zealand's human rights record

A draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been released for public comment. Closes 28 September 2015.

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Government Inquiry into handling of Robertson case announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have appointed Mel Smith CNZM to conduct an inquiry under the provisions of the Inquiries Act 2013 into the handling of the Tony Robertson case.

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Harmful Digital Communications Act

Information about the new law that tackles cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and intimidation.

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New children’s workforce safety checks

New regulations for State-funded employers and people who work with children start from 1 July.

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Class exemptions for managing intermediaries

The Minister of Justice has granted two class exemptions under the AML/CFT Act for reporting entities who transact with certain types of defined managing intermediaries.

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Relationships Aotearoa

Information for Ministry of Justice and Court clients.

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Children's workforce guidelines

New guidelines to help people and organisations that work with children to prevent child abuse and neglect are available on the Children's Action Plan website.

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National Home Safety Service contract awarded

Justice Minister Hon Amy Adams announced the new National Home Safety Service will be delivered by the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges.

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Ministry of Justice Annual Report 2013-2014

The Ministry of Justice Annual Report for the 2013/14 year is now available.

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YCAP: Information sharing guide

This guide takes you through a 5-step checklist that will help you decide whether it is OK to share a young person’s information.

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Statement of Intent 2014-18

Ministry of Justice Statement of Intent has been released.

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Changes to Civil Justice

The District Court Rules 2014 are coming into force on 1 July. Go to the Civil Justice website find out how this impacts civil claims.

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