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Archaeological consent changes with the times

Archaeological consent changes with the times
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government is changing consents so people who want to do work that affects historic sites can get decisions faster. Archaeological consents are needed for any work that impacts on anything that was made before 1900.

Court of Appeal judges appointed

Court of Appeal judges appointed
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Two new Court of Appeal Judges have been appointed. They are Justice Lynton Laurence Stevens and Justice Rhys Harrison. The appointments were announced by Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today.

Hawke's Bay history gets richer

Hawke's Bay history gets richer
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - The Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery is getting $6 million funding for its redevelopment project, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson says.

NZ Portrait Gallery to get $750,000 grant

NZ Portrait Gallery to get $750,000 grant
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The New Zealand Portrait Gallery will get a $750,000 Government grant to help it get a permanent premises for its collection of nationally significant works.

New High Court judge appointed

New High Court judge appointed
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - New Plymouth lawyer Tim Brewer will now sit on the other side of the bench -- as a High Court judge. Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced the appointment today. The new judge would sit in Auckland from July 1.

Toi moko return welcomed

Toi moko return welcomed
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Government ministers have welcomed the French decision to return 15 toi moko -- tattooed and mummified heads of Maori warriors.

Whangarei lawyer appointed as district court judge

Whangarei lawyer appointed as district court judge
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - A Whangarei barrister has been appointed a district court judge. Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced the appointment of Gerard Thomas Winter today.

Sir Douglas resiles from Treaty role amid Lombard charges

Wellington, April 15 NZPA - Former Lombard Finance director Sir Douglas Graham, one of four directors to face legal charges over the failed company, has stepped down from a government role as a Treaty of Waitangi facilitator.

Nelson solicitor appointed judge

Nelson solicitor appointed judge
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - Nelson solicitor Raymond Glen Marshall has been appointed a District Court judge, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. He will be sworn in on April 23 and will sit in Hamilton.

War medals may be housed in new museum in capital

War medals may be housed in new museum in capital
Wellington, April 8 NZPA - New Zealand's war medals could soon be displayed in Wellington if plans for a military museum go ahead.

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