Politicians advised restraint in slamming judges

Politicians advised restraint in slamming judges

Auckland, June 22, 2019 The Bar Association is warning politicians to be careful when criticising the decisions of judges. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and National leader Simon Bridges have been critical of a judge who granted name suppression to a convicted fraudster. Joanne Sharp was granted name suppression in 2007 after defrauding Tower Insurance, and subsequently went on to…

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National Party claims another leaked government document

National Party claims another leaked government document

Wellington, June 21, 2019 The National Party claims it has yet another set of government papers leaked- this time regarding plans to merge polytechnics across the country. The Party today revealed it had a leaked Cabinet paper that showed the government was forging ahead with plans to amalgamate 16 polytechnics into a single national institute. In February, Education Minister Chris…

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All Whites Coach Fritz Schmid resigns

All Whites Coach Fritz Schmid resigns

Auckland, June 21, 2019 All Whites Coach Fritz Schmid has resigned after 16 months in the role. New Zealand Football (NZF) said in a statement that Schmid was leaving the organisation today. “After careful reflection of my private and professional situation, I have decided to return to Switzerland,” Schmid said. A former Assistant Coach of the Austrian Football side, Schmid was…

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