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In the Media: Brigitte Morten on Nine to Noon
July 4, 2022
Director Brigitte Morten joined RNZ host Kathryn Ryan and Capital Relations' Director Neale Jones on Nine to Noon to talk about the week in politics.
Explainer: Water Services Act 2021 (Updated)
June 23, 2022
The Water Services Act 2021 (‘Act’) commences 15 November 2021. This Act is part of the Three Waters Reforms. It establishes drinking water standards and regulates all persons and organisations that supply drinking water.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on the Tauranga By-election
June 20, 2022
Discussing the Tauranga by-election results
Case Brief: Grounded Kiwis Group Incorporated v Minister of Health - [2022] NZHC 832
June 16, 2022
Grounded Kiwis challenged the MIQ system as an unjustified limitation on the right of New Zealanders to enter the country under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
Case Brief: Minister of Justice v Kyung Yup Kim
June 14, 2022
The Minister of Justice’s decision to surrender Kyung Yup Kim was upheld by the Supreme Court, meaning he can now be extradited to China and face trial for the murder of a woman in 2009.
In the Media: Director Stephen Franks on the natural gas pipeline decision
May 25, 2022
Scheduled for announcement next week, this decision could mean an increase in the price of piped natural gas.
In the Media: Brigitte Morten on Nine to Noon
May 17, 2022
Discussing the week in politics
Explainer: Trespass Notices at Parliament
May 5, 2022
Just like any other public place, you can be trespassed from Parliament. But unlike any other public place, the decision to do so, by the Speaker is open to review and must take in to account rights under the NZ Bill of Rights.
Case Brief: Fitzgerald v R [2021] NZSC 131
April 22, 2022
The majority of the Supreme Court found the three strikes regime is subject to section 9 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. This means the High Court should not have imposed the maximum sentence for Mr Fitzgerald’s third strike offence where it was grossly disproportionate to the seriousness of the offence.

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