Wong-Tung threatens to sue Newsroom
A mining company director demands Newsroom take down a story on rehabilitation conditions agreed with DoC for a former site on conservation land.
Lockdown’s legality and the rule of law
Dr Dean Knight was at the High Court case that examined the legality of our lockdown - a hearing that told us something about the rule of law.
SFO investigating donations to Labour
Donations to the Labour Party in 2017 are now under the microscope of the Serious Fraud Office.
Covid-19 powers approved under urgency
Govt gets legal framework to enforce Level 2 plans, despite complaints of a rushed process and limited scrutiny.
Peters loses super ‘leak’ court action
Winston Peters’ extraordinary attempt to prove bad faith and a political conspiracy by government officials and political foes in leaking his superannuation overpayment fails. Tim Murphy reports.
Covid-19: The relevance of te Tiriti o Waitangi
Where does our rock, New Zealand’s constitutional foundation, te Tiriti o Waitangi, fit in all the emergency powers, regulations and obligations on the Government in this time of pandemic? Right at the centre, writes Dr Claire Charters
Level 4 a relief for commercial property
The nationwide move to Level 4 lockdown might have given clarity to commercial property landlords and tenants about ongoing payments of rent under their lease agreements, lawyer Jane Holland tells Mark Jennings.
Coronavirus: Is it a Force Majeure?
The impact of Covid -19 is being felt by all businesses, everywhere. Newsroom asks contract law expert David Friar if force majeure clauses will excuse firms from their contractual obligations.
Firms still cannot price fix
Firms still need to be careful about ‘crisis cartels’ even though the Government has reassured co-operating businesses they won’t feel the heavy hand of the Commerce Commission, competition law specialist Glenn Shewan tells Mark Jennings.
Preparing for the longer-term Covid-19 impact
The Government has so far committed $8.7b dollars to helping employers get through the Covid-19 crisis. But much more money will be required and employers and employees will need to be flexible, employment law specialist, Liz Coats tells Mark Jennings.