SafeKiwi™ Launch - LEADR ADR Support

Media release:  25 March 2009

 LEADR NZ applauds first option of mediation for potential SafeKiwi™ disputes
LEADR NZ is pleased to be involved in the new SafeKiwi™ internet-based ‘escrow’ financial service, launched yesterday by Christchurch businessman Mike Pero.
Carol Powell, chair of LEADR NZ, says she is delighted that SafeKiwi™ is promoting mediation as the first option for resolving disputes that may arise between parties to the service.

Community Mediation Pilot Scheme Launch

Press Release:  9 Feb 2009
Waitakere Community Law Service today officially launches a pilot community mediation service – a national first – in association with LEADR NZ.
Under the pilot scheme, a panel of up to 30 LEADR-accredited mediators will help with the free resolution of disputes arising from the community that are referred by the law centre.

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LEADR Fellow - Geoff Sharp

News Release:  October 2009

Wellington commercial mediator and barrister, Geoff Sharp has been made LEADR Fellow until 2010.

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LEADR 9th International ADR Conference Proceedings


The collective power of 120+ mediators in one place assured "calm waters" for the duration of the LEADR 9th International ADR Conference.

The delegates experienced Wellington at its finest and were treated to a range of superb presentations from international speakers, Judge Becroft, Principal Youth Court judge, Judge Boshier, Principal Family Court Judge, and practitioners and academics from Australia and New Zealand. Three days of intensive learning, networking and discussion closed with an address from His Excellency, The Governor General of New Zealand, Anand Satyanand


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