Relations with Fiji take another backward step

Military forces are often accused of ‘brutality’ while dealing with prisoner of war, but a recent incident in the neighbouring Fiji involving the country’s citizens has riled our politicians in Treasury and Opposition benches alike to close ranks and express their condemnation. Their ire followed a nine-minute video clipping last fortnight showing two men being subject to severe beating at…

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New Chair for Immigration Tribunal Chair

The government has appointed Judge Carrie Wainwright to chair Immigration and Protection Tribunal, succeeding Judge W K (Bill) Hastings, who will sit full-time in the District Court. Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced the decision on February 27. Prior to her appointment to the Bench, Judge Wainwright was a partner in Buddle Findlay. She was appointed as a Maori Land Court Judge…

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