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Employers are being accused of taking advantage of badly worded wage subsidy rules and not paying workers what they are due.
Businesses getting the subsidy must make their best endeavours to pay… Audio
A woman whose husband was killed in a heli-skiing crash says her fight through the justice system felt like a "David and Goliath" battle.
Adelle Box represented herself at an inquest for her partner… Audio
Strong warnings are being sounded about the risks of postal voting this election, with preparations underway as New Zealand still battles the virus.
The Electoral Commission has geared up for an… Audio
The Justice Minister will consider the need for stalker legislation - after finding out police said they couldn't act after people were stalked and photographed. It comes after First Up aired the… Audio
National party MPs are no longer singing from the same song sheet on whether Maori should be allowed to switch electoral rolls. There have been renewed calls from frustrated Maori who are being… Audio
Andrew Little says he has spoken to WorkSafe about a public perception it has not been prosecuting enough cases.
Little was speaking to Morning Report in the wake of a family coming forward to share… Audio
A huge backlog of court cases should start to clear by early next year with the government spending $50 million on more judges, staff and resources.
Nearly 50,000 cases were adjourned in the District… Audio
The Justice Minister, Andrew Little, says Labour doesn't plan to repeal the three strikes law anytime soon.
The Court of Appeal this week ruled it cannot overturn a seven-year prison sentence for a… Audio
The Justice Minister says he shares business owners' frustration over the lack of Government assistance to settle disputes between landlord and tenant in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown.
In early… Audio
The year’s half gone, but Parliament is just about done. Done what, you ask? We consider how much and what the 52nd Parliament has achieved. Audio
Defendants and lawyers face months of stressful delays as courts grapple with a mounting jury trial backlog caused by Covid-19.
The Chief Justice was forced to suspend hearings in March as the… Audio
The Minister for the GCSB warns New Zealand may have been the target of cyber attacks at the height of covid-19 - and working from home left us more vulnerable.
It follows a five-fold increase in… Audio
Former New Zealand First MP Tuariki Delamere has joined a fight to stop the Whakatohea Treaty Settlement - one of the biggest settlements in history - from being finalised.
The group negotiating the… Audio
New Zealand First is flexing its muscles within the coalition, now publicly criticising some of the commercial rent measures its partner Labour had been pushing for - which it ended up blocking.
Small businesses unable to pay rent on commercial leases have just been given a lifeline.
From today, commercial tenants and their landlords who cannot reach agreement on how much rent to pay will go… Audio
Much anticipated reforms to the Family Court are the latest casualty of Covid-19.
The government has passed legislation under urgency allowing parents to use lawyers throughout disputes involving… Audio
The Minister of Justice says returning lawyers to the early stages of family disputes should help parents settle differences out of court.
The government has passed legislation under urgency allowing… Audio
Victim support advocates says the Ministry of Justice cannot ignore the alarming results from the country's largest crime survey and must take radical action.
The survey, which was commissioned by… Audio
Justice Minister Andrew Little says the police failed to get any of the necessary clearance before trialling controversial facial recognition software.
RNZ has learned the police tested US company… Audio
New Zealanders won't be allowed to purchase edible cannabis products right away, if the country votes to legalise cannabis at this year's referendum.
The final legislation has been published this… Audio