Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's confirmed: Professor Ruru is a Supreme Teacher!


Professor Jacinta Ruru has won the Prime Minister's supreme award for tertiary teaching.
Congratulations Jacinta!

Read more here, from the ODT, and here.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Former PM calls for a written constitution


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.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Historic NZ Parliamentary Debates now available

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
Happy researching!