Political News - Law

LOWER HUTT, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 12:  National's Hutt South candidate Chris Bishop speaks to supporters during a policy announcement at the Dowse Art Museum on August 12, 2017 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Prime Minister Bill English announced a policy to make one in three cars in the Government fleet electric by 2021. He is only just ahead as preferred prime minister, with Labour's new leader Jacinda Ardern 1.4 points behind. Labour has enjoyed a surge in support in the last week, following Jacinda Ardern taking over from Andrew Little as party leader on 1 August.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Bill proposes name suppression for police involved in fatal shootings

National MP Chris Bishop said the publication of officers' names was a real worry.


Legalising weed worth $240m to NZ - top economist

A referendum on cannabis law reform is expected before the next election.

New audio has been leaked to The AM Show.

Bridges' handling of Ross affair a 'disaster'

Was Jami-Lee Ross treated unfairly by the National Party leader?


Lack of consensus on cannabis law change

"People haven't really seen a lot of evidence or the pros and cons of different options."

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'He let the firm down': Russell McVeagh partner resigns after probe

He's said to have made "inappropriate comments" under the influence of alcohol.

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US teen sues Maccas for $2.4m after burns

The incident occurred when she was served a cup of hot water.

Viagogo is under investigation worldwide.

Case against Viagogo case likely to succeed - lawyer

"If Viagogo have done what the commission says they've done, well..."

An alarming amount of drink drivers being caught in North Canterbury.

Canterbury police disappointed by number of daytime drink drivers

Targeting rural areas has proven alarming.

Memes' like 'the love triangle' could be banned.

Is the death of memes upon us?

A new EU copyright law could see them completely banned.

Greenpeace spokeswoman Elena di Palma spoke to Eric Young following the Government's announcement.

Microbeads to be taken off shelves today

It is now illegal to manufacture or sell products that contain the harmful plastic beads.

Justice Minister Andrew Little spoke with Lisa Owen on Newshub Nation earlier this year.

Revealed: Govt's PR strategy for criminal law reform

The Govt has been warned to expect 'significant resistance' to some proposed changes.

Justice Minister Andrew Little spoke with Lisa Owen on Newshub Nation earlier this year.

Govt advised​ to take 'urgent action' to avoid ​prison failure

Govt is keeping the changes secret but has been advised they could cause "significant public concern".

The research found not all registered civil legal aid lawyers actually provided that help.

Kiwis' access to legal aid declining, research says

"It is unaffordable for most people to pay a lawyer."


How a 30-year-old biscuit tin helps maintain New Zealand's democracy

Mitchell Alexander explains the most Kiwi part of New Zealand's lawmaking.

National leader Simon Bridges says the "guys and girls" in government won't get tough on gangs, even if the police minister wants to.

Bridges says Labour 'guys and girls' won't get tough on gangs

The National leader says the police minister is making promises his party won't fulfill.

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Kiwi sex workers at risk after classifieds website shut down

The FBI seized Backpage.com on Friday and it's already making sex workers' lives harder.


New Zealand's 'inevitable' republic: Part two

Sir Geoffrey Palmer says "western democracy is in considerable peril" and that a New Zealand republic is essential.

Ted Nugent says he has proof the student activists advocating for tighter gun control are "soulless".

Ted Nugent labels Parkland student activists 'mushy brained'

The musician and NRA board member also accused them of having "no souls".

Hundreds of thousands joined the March for Our Lives protest on Saturday.

Nearly a million show up to protest gun violence

The Washington rally was organised by teen activists after last month's school shooting.

Ruth Money and Simon Bridges talk to The AM Show.

Call to end right to silence in child abuse cases

It comes after yet another awful case in Auckland - a four-month-old with 16 fractures.