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Govt's Canterbury water move will 'pave the way for dams'

Govt's Canterbury water move will 'pave the way for dams'
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Environmental lobbyists tonight raised concerns that the axing of Canterbury's regional council may be an effort by the Government to weaken existing water conservation orders on the region's rivers and smooth the path to dam-building.

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Dame Margaret to head Ecan

Dame Margaret to head Ecan
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Canterbury's regional council is to be replaced by commissioners with highly respected senior civil servant Dame Margaret Bazley taking the helm.

Legal Aid Lawyers May Face Competency Tests

Legal Aid Lawyers May Face Competency Tests
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - Under proposed changes, legal aid lawyers will have to face ongoing competency tests -- a possible world first -- and face faster removal if not up to the job, MPs were told today.

Govt To Implement Legal Aid Recommendations

Wellington, Dec 18 NZPA - The Government has decided to implement key recommendations in Dame Margaret Bazley's report on the legal aid system, Justice Minister Simon Power said today. Dame Margaret's report was released three weeks ago, identifying serious problems in the system.

Power Says He'll Meet Aggrieved Lawyers

Power Says He'll Meet Aggrieved Lawyers
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power says he is prepared to meet Manukau lawyers who are upset about Dame Margaret Bazley's report on the legal aid system.

Fallout From Legal Aid Review Continues

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - The fallout from a damning review of legal aid has continued with the chief executive of the Legal Services Agency (LSA), Tim Bannatyne, losing his job.

Four Legal Services Agency Board Members Resign

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Four members of the Legal Services Agency board have resigned in the wake of a scathing review into the legal aid system.

Cabinet To Discuss Legal Aid Crisis

Cabinet To Discuss Legal Aid Crisis
Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power will go to a cabinet meeting on Monday with a plan to fix serious and deep-seated problems in the legal aid system. A shock review report issued yesterday revealed it was in crisis.

Major Changes Needed To Fix Legal Aid -- Report

Major Changes Needed To Fix Legal Aid -- Report
By Paloma Migone for NZPA Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - A review of legal aid has accused corrupt lawyers of exploiting the system for personal gain with plea delays and backhanded deals.

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