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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404228_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: New Blood and Breath Alcohol Content Limits for Drivers Come into Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404220_text Driving while intoxicated; Transportation safety and security - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404220_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Implementation of Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 Commences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403963_text Business ethics; Consumer protection; Securities - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403963_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: New Deed of Understanding Allows for Reduction in Mail Delivery Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403733_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403733_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Patents Bill Passed, Includes Ban on Software Patents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403684_text Communications; Intellectual property - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403684_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand; Taiwan: Free Trade Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403642_text International affairs; Foreign trade and international finance - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403642_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403557_text Families - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403557_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; New Zealand: New Food Labeling Standard Requires Manufacturers to Prove Health Claims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403548_text Workers safety and health - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403548_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Psychoactive Substances Bill Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403509_text Drug trafficking - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403509_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Legal Views on Scientific Whaling to Be Submitted to International Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403411_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403411_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand; Taiwan: Joint Venture Capital Investment Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403374_text Investments - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403374_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Court Rejects Challenge to Climate Change Research Findings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403319_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403319_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes First Vote http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403306_text Families - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403306_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Court of Appeal Finds Non-Payment of Family Caregivers to Be Discriminatory http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403146_text Discrimination; Home and outpatient care - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403146_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Welfare Reform Proposals Include Free Contraception for Women and Their Daughters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403136_text Social Welfare - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403136_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Legislation Requiring Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products to Be Developed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403106_text Tobacco and smoking - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403106_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Legislation Enabling Partial Sale of Government Assets Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403018_text Economics and Public Finance - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012),... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403018_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: New "Freedom Camping" Laws Aim to Protect Pristine Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402681_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402681_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Law Targeting Illegal Online File-Sharing Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402630_text Intellectual property - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402630_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; New Zealand: Historic Investment Protocol Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402530_text Investments - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402530_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Inquiry into Mine Tragedy Begins http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402433_text Disasters - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402433_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Significant Changes to Criminal Procedure Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402376_text Crime and law enforcement - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402376_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Legislation to Streamline Earthquake Recovery Efforts Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402251_text Disasters - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402251_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Major Changes to Tax System Announced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402009_text Taxation - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402009_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Government Releases Electoral Finance Reform Proposals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401820_text Elections and politics - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401820_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: "Three-Strikes" Law To Be Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401785_text Crime and law enforcement - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401785_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Amendments to Emissions Trading Scheme Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401701_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401701_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Police Given Greater Powers to Obtain DNA Samples http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401656_text Crime and law enforcement - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401656_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; New Zealand: Free Trade Deal Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Foreign trade and international finance - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Referendum to Be Held on Electoral System http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401641_text Elections and politics - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401641_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Bill Introduced to Repeal Partial Defense of Provocation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401609_text Crime and law enforcement - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401609_text Global Legal Monitor: France; New Zealand: The Government of France Changes Its Position on Returning Preserved Tribal Heads to New Zealand http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401457_text Cultural heritage - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401457_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Requirements to Build Eased as Part of Stimulus Plan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540994_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540994_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540747_text Environmental protection - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540747_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; New Zealand: Mutual Recognition of Securities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540529_text Investments - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas, From July 2008, New Zealand and Australia will implement a Mutual Recognition of Securities Offerings (MRSO) that will permit issuers to use a single prospectus to offer shares, debentures, or managed or collective investment schemes to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540529_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Securities Prosecution to Be Funded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540559_text Crime and law enforcement - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas, From July 2008, New Zealand and Australia will implement a Mutual Recognition of Securities Offerings (MRSO) that will permit issuers to use a single prospectus to offer shares, debentures, or managed or collective investment schemes to It was announced on May 21, 2008, that the New Zealand government is implementing amendments to permit the use of the Securities Commission's Litigation Fund for criminal prosecutions (under the Securities Act) brought against finance companies... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540559_text Global Legal Monitor: China; New Zealand: Free Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540468_text Commerce - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas, From July 2008, New Zealand and Australia will implement a Mutual Recognition of Securities Offerings (MRSO) that will permit issuers to use a single prospectus to offer shares, debentures, or managed or collective investment schemes to It was announced on May 21, 2008, that the New Zealand government is implementing amendments to permit the use of the Securities Commission's Litigation Fund for criminal prosecutions (under the Securities Act) brought against finance companies On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540468_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Proposal to Amend Terrorism Suppression Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540108_text Terrorism - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas, From July 2008, New Zealand and Australia will implement a Mutual Recognition of Securities Offerings (MRSO) that will permit issuers to use a single prospectus to offer shares, debentures, or managed or collective investment schemes to It was announced on May 21, 2008, that the New Zealand government is implementing amendments to permit the use of the Securities Commission's Litigation Fund for criminal prosecutions (under the Securities Act) brought against finance companies On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine A bill to amend the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Act has been introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill 2007 will ensure compliance with international obligations and improve workability. The bill provides for:... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540108_text Global Legal Monitor: New Zealand: Environmental Activists Cannot Be Charged Under Anti-Terrorism Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540188_text Terrorism - On December 9, 2014, in a 94-27 vote, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which includes amendments to the Customs and Excise Act 1996, the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act On December 1, 2014, new drunk driving limits came into effect in New Zealand. (Land Transport Amendment Act (No 2) 2014, Ministry of Transport (last updated Dec. 2, 2014).) The changes follow the passage of On April 1, 2014, the first implementation phase of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMC Act) commenced in New Zealand. (Financial Markets Conduct Act, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website (last updated Apr. On October 23, 2013, it was announced that the New Zealand government had agreed to a new Deed of Understanding with New Zealand Post that will allow for mail delivery frequency to be reduced from a On August 28, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Patents Bill with a vote of 117 in favor to four against. (Randal Jackson, Patents Bill Passes into Law, On July 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan, ROC) and New Zealand concluded the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC). It On April 17, 2013, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by a margin of 77-44. (Isaac Davison et al., Same-Sex Marriage Law Passed, On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had signed into law a standard that will require food manufacturers to provide scientific evidence to support all health and nutrition On February 26, 2013, the Psychoactive Substances Bill was introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The bill aims to provide the government with greater ability to control what have commonly been called "legal highs," such as On November 20, 2012, the New Zealand government formally lodged with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a declaration of its intention to intervene in the On October 3, 2012, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and New Zealand initialed letters of agreement on the Strategic Cooperation on Joint Investments in Venture Capital Funds. The landmark accord between the two countries, On September 7, 2012, the New Zealand High Court (the third highest court in New Zealand's court hierarchy) dismissed a challenge to the findings of reports that stated that average temperatures in the country had increased On August 29, 2012, the New Zealand Parliament voted on the First Reading of a bill that seeks to make provision for same-sex marriage in the country. (John Hartevelt, Bill Passes First Reading, STUFF.CO.NZ (Aug. On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) On May 7, 2012, as part of announcements relating to Budget 2012, the New Zealand Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett, and Prime Minister John Key, provided information about a proposal to fully subsidize long-acting reversible On April 19, 2012, New Zealand's Associate Health Minister, Hon. Tariana Turia, announced that the Cabinet had agreed in principle to develop legislation requiring plain packaging for tobacco products. However, any proposed legislation will be subject On March 5, 2012, New Zealand's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Hon. Tony Ryall, introduced a bill that, if passed, will enable the partial sale of four state-owned energy companies. (Mixed Ownership Model Bill 7-1 (2012), On May 15, 2011, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment, Hon. Nick Smith, announced that a new law regulating "freedom camping" would be introduced in Parliament this month to address problems related to irresponsible campers. On April 14, 2011, the New Zealand parliament passed the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, New Regime for Section 92a Copyright Infringements (Apr. 14, 2011) [Press Release 1]; see On February 16, 2011, the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand signed an Investment Protocol to the Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. (Press Release, Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia and New Zealand Sign Historic Investment Protocol On December 13, 2010, the New Zealand government released the final terms of reference and announced the appointment of two additional members for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Pike River coalmine disaster in which On November 15, 2010, the New Zealand Minister of Justice, Hon. Simon Power, introduced the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill in the Parliament. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Biggest Changes to Criminal Justice System in The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act 2010 was introduced and passed by the New Zealand Parliament on September 14, 2010, ten days after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in On May 20, 2010, the New Zealand Government announced a number of changes to the tax system as part of Budget 2010, saying that the changes represent the "most significant tax reform package in New Zealand On February 16, 2010, the New Zealand government announced plans to introduce new legislation to amend the rules relating to campaign finance and spending on election advertising. (Press Release, Hon. Simon Power, Electoral Finance Reform Package On January 19, 2010, New Zealand's National Party government announced that it had reached an agreement with one of its coalition partners on a policy that will make repeat violent offenders ineligible for parole if they On November 25, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill. This legislation amends the scheme that was enacted by the previous government in September 2008, which was due On October 28, 2009, the New Zealand Parliament passed legislation that will allow police to collect DNA from people arrested for certain offenses, without the need to obtain consent or apply for judicial approval. (Press Release, The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments On October 20, 2009, the New Zealand Government announced that there will be a referendum in 2011 asking voters whether they want to retain the current Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system or change to a Under New Zealand's Crimes Act, 1961, provocation is a partial defense in homicide cases that can result in a person being found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. (Crimes Act 1961, No. 43, ss. 169-170, New In recent years, the Government of New Zealand has made concerted efforts to recover preserved Maori heads taken abroad so that they can be returned to the appropriate tribe (iwi) for burial. New Zealand has signed On February 2, 2009, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, announced a proposal to revise the country's Resource Management Act (RMA). The changes are aimed at easing the way for development projects and home remodeling plans, The Climate Change (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 recently received royal assent. This legislation introduces a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme under which participants (large emitters of greenhouse gases) must calculate their emissions via set formulas, From July 2008, New Zealand and Australia will implement a Mutual Recognition of Securities Offerings (MRSO) that will permit issuers to use a single prospectus to offer shares, debentures, or managed or collective investment schemes to It was announced on May 21, 2008, that the New Zealand government is implementing amendments to permit the use of the Securities Commission's Litigation Fund for criminal prosecutions (under the Securities Act) brought against finance companies On April 7, 2008, New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA covers: andbull; staggered removal of tariffs on 96% of New Zealand exports; andbull; rules to determine A bill to amend the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Act has been introduced in the New Zealand Parliament. The Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill 2007 will ensure compliance with international obligations and improve workability. The bill provides for: In a public statement made on November 8, 2007, New Zealand's solicitor-general Dr. David Collins QC declined to authorize charging recently arrested environmental activists under the Terrorism Suppression Act, on the basis that there was insufficient... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540188_text