Te Piringa - Faculty of Law News
NZ police need better training in privacy and human rights law – here is what should happen (6 October 2022)
The New Zealand Police were recently found to have been routinely and illegally photographing young people and adults in public. Many might have expected this to see an end to the practice – but apparently not.
Putin plays the annexation card, pushing the war in Ukraine into a dangerous new phase (22 September 2022)
A lot has changed since world leaders last met in person at the United Nations General Assembly: a global pandemic, a looming food crisis, economic stress, climate disasters – and, of course, the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Seven scholarships announced on Kīngitanga Day support rangatahi and the environment (15 September 2022)
Seven University of Waikato undergraduate students have been awarded the Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship.
The merger of TVNZ and RNZ needs to build trust in public media – 3 things the law change must get right (2 September 2022)
With only six days left for submissions to the select committee examining the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill, it is becoming clear this crucial piece of legislation has some significant shortcomings. These will need attention before it passes into law.
Full law degree launched in Tauranga (30 August 2022)
Te Piringa Faculty of law is delighted to announce the full suite of Law qualifications at the University of Waikato will be available at the Tauranga campus from 2023.
From late nights at the library to the Samoan District Court (29 August 2022)
Family, education and the law are of the utmost importance to Samoa District Court Judge Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i who has carved a path through four qualifications at the University of Waikato.
Matariki Art Exhibition opens at University of Waikato (14 June 2022)
An art exhibition dubbed Voices of Mana Motuhake is open to the public at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts as part of the Matariki ki Waikato festival.
First wahine Māori appointed to United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (21 April 2022)
As the first Māori and the first New Zealander to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council to the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP), Dr Toki, Ngāti Rehua, Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, is well on her way to playing her part on the global stage to support the recognition of Indigenous rights.
Defence Minister Peeni Henare may not have won Cabinet approval to provide lethal weaponry to Ukraine, but the decision to apply 35% tariffs to all Russian imports is a clear sign the government knew its response to Russia’s war of aggression had to accelerate.
As cryptocurrencies take hold, NZ must address the climate impacts of their colossal energy demand (30 March 2022)
Since its debut in 2009, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen explosive growth and some dramatic downturns.