10 August, 2016 – "Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is
calling for a modern written constitution in New Zealand to boost public
confidence in government.
Sir Geoffrey and constitutional expert Dr Andrew Butler have been
working on a proposed new constitution and will soon publish a book, A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand, setting out their ideas and
seeking public comment on them."
Alongside the upcoming book is a new website, to promote the adoption of a written constitution.
Good news everyone. NZ Parliamentary Debates (aka Hansards) from 1854 to 1985 are now available via HathiTrust
These debates are full-text scans from the original. They are searchable, but be patient!
Access via the Law Subject Guide - under NZ - Government & parliament
"The objective is to provide a regular outlet for informed discussion
of matters of New Zealand criminal law, evidence and procedure, and also
of wider matters of criminal justice and policy.
General Editor Kris Gledhill of AUT Law School says the plan is to produce the Review quarterly. He says it is hoped that open access can be retained, with the journal kept as a PDF that can be printed off."
The trainers are coming!
From Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th the database trainers will be running refreshers database sessions.
There are still some seats available, so book your session today!
See Law Subject Guide for booking information.
In the week beginning 25 July, expert trainers from the three NZ legal database providers will be here. They will run three workshops each, focusing on tips and techniques to get the best out of their products.
If you need a refresher training session, this could be the thing for you.
LexisNexisNZ - Tuesday 26 July @ 11am; 12 noon or 2pm
CCH Intelliconnect - Wednesday 27 July @ 3pm; Thursday 28 July @ 11am or 12 noon
WestlawNZ - Friday 29 July @ 9am, 10am or 11am.
Further advertisements, including booking sheets will be posted nearer the time.
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