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  1. Courts and Tribunal hours – 26 September 2022

    Most courts and tribunals will be closed on Monday 26 September for Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, a one-off public holiday.All Senior Courts will be closed. This includes the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.The District Court will be running arrest courts only.Tribunals have rescheduled any matters set...

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    Feedback sought on first review of law governing intelligence agencies

    The five-year-old legislation governing New Zealand’s two intelligence and security agencies is being reviewed for the first time.The independent statutory review by Sir Terence Arnold and Matanuku Mahuika is assessing whether the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 is still clear, effective and fit for purpose.The reviewers want to hear what...

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    Joint Venture adopts new name, Te Puna Aonui

    Te Puna Aonui is the joint venture of government agencies that will deliver Te Aorerekura – the National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violen

  4. Budget 2022 Ministry of Justice

    Significant Budget 2022 initiatives for courts and the Ministry of Justice includes;Te Au Reka – digitising court processes to improve the integrity of the courts and tribunals (previously the Caseflow Management Project).This initiative will be transformative for court operations.Once implemented it will see the court system’s current manually intensive processes...

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    Review of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012

    The Search and Surveillance Act review is part of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on the Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 (the Royal Commission). Recommendation 18 of the Royal Commission’s report to review all legislation related to the counter-terrorism effort to...

  6. Changes to New Zealand’s Harmful Digital Communications Law

    The Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 has been updated to make it an offence to post intimate visual recordings without the consent of the person in the recording. The change aims to improve access to justice for victims/survivors of image-based sexual abuse.Image-based sexual abuse is the non-consensual sharing of intimate...

  7. New study on victimisation in families

    The “Patterns of Victimisation by Family Members and Help-seeking by Victims” report investigates people’s experiences of offending by family members, and controlling behaviours by intimate partners.The report is based on the New Zealand Crime and Victims Surveys (NZCVS) of 2018/19/20 conducted by the Ministry of Justice. The NZCVS annually interviews...

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    Victims satisfied with restorative justice

    A new survey conducted in 2021 shows the majority of victims of crime who take part in restorative justice conferences continue to be satisfied with the process.Restorative justice conferences are face-to-face meetings where victims can tell offenders how the crime affected them, and where offenders can take personal responsibility for...

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    First Public Service census released

    The Public Service Commission Te Kawa Mataaho has released the results of its first public service census – “Te Taunaki”.