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Justice
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Associate Justice Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed three major banks agreeing to a funding proposal to assist community law centres. Community law centres are funded partly by the Government and partly from the pooled interest on money held in lawyers’ trust accounts. ASB, Westpac and ANZ have volunteered to take a smaller share of the interest than they are entitled to by law, meaning community law centres will receive more. BNZ and TSB Bank are already doing so. ...
Justice
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Associate Minister of Justice, Simon Bridges, announced today that he has reappointed Mr Aaron Bhatnagar and appointed Ms Karin Thomas as members of the Real Estate Agents Authority. Mr Bhatnagar is reappointed for a second term.  Ms Thomas replaces Mr David Russell who has served on the Authority since its inception in 2009. Both appointments will commence on 1 July 2016 for a term of three years. ...
Justice
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Associate Minister of Justice, Simon Bridges, announced today that he has reappointed Mr Aaron Bhatnagar and appointed Ms Karin Thomas as members of the Real Estate Agents Authority. Mr Bhatnagar is reappointed for a second term.  Ms Thomas replaces Mr David Russell who has served on the Authority since its inception in 2009. Both appointments will commence on 1 July 2016 for a term of three years. ...