News | Hamilton
25 Jul 2021 5:06
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > National > Hamilton

    The Government says courts focussing on treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction aren't soft on criminals

    The Government says courts focussing on treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction aren't soft on criminals


    A third court, the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court, has opened in Hamilton, after the success of two in Auckland.

    Courts Minister Aupito William Sio says our punitive system hasn't worked over the last decades.

    He says people want a safe and effective justice system, where people are treated with the mana and dignity they deserve.

    Sio says long-term jail sentences are only going to make things worse for some people.

    He says this is a therapeutic approach, particularly for those with addiction and alcohol abuse problems.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Hamilton News
     23 Jul: A Police manhunt has continued into the night, for people of interest in the Hamilton area
     22 Jul: Hamilton police say they are still looking for people who were in a vehicle they were searching for earlier today
     21 Jul: A Police vehicle with its lights and siren on has hit another vehicle at a Hamlilton east intersection. this evening
     21 Jul: Traffic management has been in place for much of the night, at the scene of a diesel spill in Hamilton
     20 Jul: Hamilton police are appealing for information following a ram raid at The Base shopping centre
     20 Jul: Formula One's motorsport head Ross Brawn has urged Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to prevent their title battle turning personal after the pair collided in the British Grand Prix
     20 Jul: Formula One condemns racist abuse of Mercedes champion Lewis Hamilton
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Football Ferns have been put to the sword by the United States in their second group game at the Tokyo Olympics More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    To take a step back from the Olympics for a second... the Warriors have been able to get on with business despite the news of New Zealand and Australia's withdrawal from this year's Rugby League World Cup More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    The Football Ferns have been put to the sword by the United States in their second group game at the Tokyo Olympics 4:36

    Motoring:
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, women's road race and Boomers all in action 4:36

    Hockey:
    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts with high hopes for gold 4:36

    Entertainment:
    Billie Eilish is set to premiere her cinematic concert experience exclusively on Disney Plus 21:54

    Entertainment:
    A New Orleans mansion reportedly owned by Jay-Z and Beyonce has caught fire 21:24

    Soccer:
    Gabi Rennie's still buzzing over her maiden goal in her maiden international for the Football Ferns 21:16

    Entertainment:
    Dax Shepard loves being a "big boy" 20:54

    Entertainment:
    Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $300,000 a month in spousal support 20:24

    Netball:
    The Central Pulse have been unable to end their ANZ netball Premiership campaign on a high 20:06

    Rugby League:
    A gloomy time for the Warriors on Australia's Sunshine Coast 19:56


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd