Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Georgina te Heuheu appointed to MÄori Television
Former Minister Georgina te Heuheu has been appointed to the Board of Māori Television, Māori Affairs Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples said today.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
NZ welcomes Indonesian move on nuclear test ban
New Zealand warmly welcomes Indonesia’s ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Disarmament Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Manukau District Court to be extended and improved
Manukau District Court will be extended and improved as part of a wider programme to ensure the Ministry of Justice’s front-line services are well equipped for the future, Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu announced today.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Minister applauds work of courts supporting Christchurch
Court Registrars and court staff across Christchurch and Canterbury had given extraordinary service to ensure the continuity of justice services for Christchurch following the February 22nd earthquake, Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Monday, 31 October 2011
New enforcement tools to improve collection of fines
Having overdue fines and reparation may soon impact people’s ability to get credit as the government approves the implementation of the Credit Check of Fines initiative, Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu announced today.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Jury trials return to Christchurch in early 2012
Jury trials in central Christchurch will operate from early next year, Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu announced today.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Drug Court pilot announced for Auckland
The Government has agreed to establish a Drug Court pilot in Auckland to deal with offenders with severe alcohol and drug dependencies, Justice Minister Simon Power and Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu announced today.
Monday, 10 October 2011
New Gisborne Court keeps pace with modernising justice system
The redeveloped Gisborne Court fitted well with the Government’s aim to bring courts and their processes into the 21st Century, Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Improving access to justice for people of Tauranga
The opening of McLean House at the Tauranga District Court signals the Government's commitment to ensuring court buildings keep pace with 21st century needs and ensuring access to justice, Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Māori Purposes Bill empowers Māori
Four Māori Affairs Bills have passed their third and final readings in Parliament today, making a range of important changes to legislation affecting Māori, says Associate Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Georgina te Heuheu.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Access to justice a key consideration in review of civil court fees
Civil court fees are to be reviewed to ensure they are set fairly and consistently across the range of civil jurisdictions, Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Young Pacific people with talent and passion – apply here
Young Pacific people with talent, leadership skills and passion should be finalising their applications for this year’s Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Georgina te Heuheu said.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Valued Elders Key to Strong Pacific Families
Acknowledging the importance of elders as integral to strong families and communities was just one of the key messages raised by the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Georgina te Heuheu at a Pacific event marking World Elder Abuse and Awareness Day.
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Samoan Language Week Growing in Stature
Unique arrangements keep Courts running
Some three months after the Christchurch earthquake, strong leadership and commitment from Ministry of Justice staff together with unique arrangements have been central to the Ministry’s earthquake response in keeping the courts and wider justice services running, says Minister for Courts, Georgina te Heuheu.
Monday, 16 May 2011
Applications called for PM's Pacific Youth Awards
Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu is calling on young Pacific people to apply for the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards, which recognise creativity, leadership, innovation and inspiration.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
te Heuheu to retire from Politics
National Member of Parliament, Georgina te Heuheu, yesterday announced her decision to retire from politics at the end of the current term.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Pacific Healthcare students rewarded
More than 200 Pacific scholarships are being awarded at this year's Pacific Health Workforce Awards in Auckland.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
New Zealand welcomes US move on South Pacific nuclear-free zone
New Zealand warmly welcomes US President Obama’s decision to seek Senate consent to ratify the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty protocols, Disarmament Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Essential Justice services maintained in Christchurch
Courts were continuing to operate in Christchurch as a priority in helping to maintain law and order, and support justice services, Minister for Courts, Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Survey records high level of satisfaction with court services
Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu today launched results from the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of court users.
Friday, 26 November 2010
New immigration appeals body kicks-off
Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu and Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman today welcomed the swearing in of 16 members of the new Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) in Auckland.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Disarmament Minister to attend Global Summit on Cluster Bombs
Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Hon Georgina te Heuheu will travel to Vientiane, Laos next week to lead the New Zealand delegation at the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Monday, 4 October 2010
Government makes jury duty rules more flexible
People will find it easier to carry out jury duty under changes which come into effect tomorrow, the Minister of Justice, Simon Power, and the Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Māori carvings gifted to North Shore District Court
Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu today unveiled two pou installed in the atrium of the North Shore District Court.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Joint operation leads to recovery of unpaid fines
Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu is praising the Ministry of Justice and Police for a joint operation which has led to the recovery of thousands of dollars of unpaid fines.
Monday, 29 March 2010
Project draws to a successful close
A total of 27,000 Māori land blocks have been registered with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) on the conclusion of the Māori Freehold Land Registration (MFLR) Project.
Monday, 8 March 2010
New Zealand celebrates 40 years of Nuclear Treaty
Forty years after its entry into force on 5 March 1970, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) remains at the heart of the global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime, Disarmament Minister Georgina te Heuheu said today.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
New Timaru Courthouse Opened
A sensitive combination of the historic and modern have been incorporated into Timaru's new courthouse, which was today opened by Courts Minister, Georgina te Heuheu QSO.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
NZ ratifies ban on cluster munitions
New Zealand has ratified the Cluster Munitions Disarmament Convention which bans the use, development, production and stockpiling of cluster munitions, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Georgina te Heuheu announced today.