A 24-year-old Kaitaia man has been charged with disorderly
behaviour and fighting in a public place after police
received complaints that he was running up and down a street
hitting people and animals with a spade.
Struggling workers and businesses could have benefited from
almost half a billion dollars in ACC levy cuts this year if
the Government hadn't disregarded Ministry of Business
Innovation and Employment advice, it has emerged.
Justice Minister Judith Collins has backtracked on a law
change that would have ensured compensation for ill-treatment
of prisoners by the state was used to benefit victims rather
than being given to the inmates.