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Apparently, Justice Minister Andrew Little is somewhat upset and maybe even a tad surprised that a name suppression order issued by the New Zealand courts has been ignored by the British media.
Whilst such suppression orders carry stiff penalties for NZ media if breached, there is no such penalty available, should the suppressed information be published by someone outside the country. That is exactly what's happened in this case.
The sensitive information is related to the case of English tourist Grace Millane who was sadly murdered a week or so ago.
The name of the accused and other details which were ordered suppressed by the court have since been published by UK newspapers and, since such newspapers are now easily accessible to NZers via the Net, that information is effectively not suppressed at all.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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