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27 January, 2015

Finlayson to attend 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, will represent New Zealand at the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland on 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mr Finlayson is accompanied by Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Hon Annette King, underscoring the importance of the commemoration to all New Zealanders.

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13 January, 2015

GCSB Director to Step Down

Government Communications Security Bureau Director, Ian Fletcher, is stepping down after three years in the role for family reasons, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Christopher Finlayson, announced today.

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31 December, 2014

Attorney-General mourns passing of Sir Ivor Richardson

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC has paid tribute to former President of the Court of Appeal, Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson, who has died at the age of 84.

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18 December, 2014

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the appointment of Christchurch lawyer Anna Tutton as a Coroner. Ms Tutton replaces retiring Christchurch Coroner, Richard McElrea.

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12 December, 2014

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Auckland Queen’s Counsel Anne Hinton has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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9 December, 2014

First Revision Programme of Statutes Begins

The first revision programme of statutes has been presented to the House of Representatives, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. “This is a banner day for the New Zealand statute books,” said Mr Finlayson. “It is the start of a systematic programme of statute revision which will make the law clearer and more accessible for New Zealanders. There has not been a major revision and consolidation of our legislation since 1908.”

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30 October, 2014

Appointment of High Court Judge

Auckland Queen’s Counsel Matthew Muir has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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