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Disturbing attack on District Court Judge

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association says a New Zealand Herald article criticising a District Court Judge is a disturbing occurrence where a media organisation has used its privileged role in a personal and unfortunate way. Read more »

Fire-fighting foam investigation

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is not aware of any evidence that fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA continue to be discharged into the environment, as recently reported by news outlets. Read more »

Law Society’s actions regarding a breach of privacy

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

Response to inaccurate reports of the Law Societys actions regarding a breach of privacy. Read more »

Install latest version of gaming policy, say Greens

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the latest figures that New Zealands game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year and is urging practical policies to kick this into overdrive. Read more »

Game development industry’s record-breaking rise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran welcomes the results of an independent survey released today that shows New Zealands game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year. Read more »

Major upgrade sets the standard for IPTV delivery

Press Release – FreeView

New Zealands new Freeview On Demand service is setting the standard for Video On Demand delivery to smart TVs via HbbTV, the CEO of FreeviewNZ Jason Foden told delegates of Mediatech Pacific Conference 2018 in Auckland today. Read more »

Shortland Street highlights need for balanced information

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

1 August 2018: Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. Read more »

Down syndrome Community appalled by Shortland Street story

Press Release – New Zealand Down Syndrome Association

The New Zealand Down Syndrome Association is appalled by the insensitive and ignorant story lines used in recent episodes of Shortland Street. Read more »

Traditional broadcast still dominant with most Kiwis

Press Release – NZ On Air

The way New Zealanders consume media continues to change, although the pace of change is slowing, and traditional broadcast media still leads the pack, just. Read more »

Court of Appeal widens defamation defence

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has widened the qualified privilege defence to defamation to cover material in the public interest, beyond previous restrictions to coverage of politics, in a finding on a case relating to Mori TV from 2015. Read more »

Durie and Hall delighted with success in the Court of Appeal

Press Release – Edward Durie and Donna Hall

Sir Edward Taihkurei Durie and Donna Hall delighted with success in the Court of Appeal Read more »

Judgment: New public interest defence to defamation claims

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

1. The Court of Appeal today released a judgment recognising the existence of a new public interest defence to defamation claims arising from mass publications. The elements of the new defence are that the subject matter of the publication must be … Read more »

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