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27 March, 2015

Finlayson delivers Crown apology to Ngāruahine

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today delivered the Crown’s formal apology to Ngāruahine for historical breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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16 March, 2015

Magna Carta essay competition launched

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson has today launched the Magna Carta 800 Essay Competition for New Zealand students to recognise the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta.

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13 March, 2015

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

Christchurch barrister Marcus Elliott has been appointed a Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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10 March, 2015

New District Court Judge appointed

Chief Coroner Deborah Marshall has been appointed a District Court Judge, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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6 March, 2015

Agreement in principle signed with Ngāti Tūwharetoa

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Tūwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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20 February, 2015

Finlayson attends CVE Summit

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson represented New Zealand at the Ministerial meeting of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington DC on 19 February.

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17 February, 2015

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

Deputy Solicitor-General Una Jagose has been appointed Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau from 28 February, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Christopher Finlayson, announced today.

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17 February, 2015

Four Acting District Court Judges Appointed

Four acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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9 February, 2015

Five Countries' Ministerial Meeting held in London

Minister responsible for the intelligence agencies, Christopher Finlayson, represented New Zealand at the second Five Countries' Ministerial meeting held in London on 6 February.

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5 February, 2015

Appointments of Queen’s Counsel in 2015

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2015.

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30 January, 2015

Appointment of Chief Coroner

Auckland Coroner Deborah Marshall has been appointed the new Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. She replaces Judge Neil MacLean who is retiring after having served in the position since 2007.

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29 January, 2015

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Christchurch Barrister and Solicitor Gerald Hope Nation has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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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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