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Roast Busters: Turn Indignation into Action

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:29 +1300 | The Parenting Place

People raged about the Roast Buster case. The indignation was justified – it was horrible. “Where were their parents!?” Fair question. I am sure the Roast Busters’ parents and the victims’ parents all wish they had been more proactive in guiding ...More >>

Air NZ, PT Garuda Indonesia win Australian cartel case

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:19:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand and PT Garuda Indonesia have won their bid to dismiss action against them in Australia, claiming the airlines were part of a global cartel to fix prices in international air freight services.More >>

New Accounting and Audit Law Set to Benefit Business

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:28 +1300 | CPA Australia

Global accounting body CPA Australia says changes to financial markets and reporting laws, which passed their third reading in Parliament today, will benefit New Zealand businesses by enhancing competition and delivering greater efficiencies in the accounting ...More >>

Air New Zealand welcomes air freight decision

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:32:40 +1300 | Air New Zealand Public Affairs

The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the ACCC in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006.More >>

Count down to lowered alcohol limit

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:43:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

With just a month to go until a new lower alcohol limit for adult drivers comes into effect, Police and road safety agencies are reminding drivers of the impending change. More >>

Judge clarifies areas of responsibility in big projects

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:33:54 +1300 | Duncan Cotterill

A recent case has set an important precedent for the engineering industry and those involved in development and subdivision projects. More >>

Unions will pick up the Forest Safety challenge

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:28:14 +1300 | First Union

“The report of the Independent Forest Safety Review Panel is a wake-up call for all stakeholders in the forest industry, including unions,” said Robert Reid, General Secretary of FIRST Union.More >>

Wood sector union welcomes Forest Safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:27:02 +1300 | First Union

The wood sector union has welcomed the Final Report of the Independent Forestry Safety Review, released in Rotorua today. “The review panel is absolutely right to say that there is no silver bullet and a comprehensive series of actions needs ...More >>

Reducing injuries and fatalities on our forest blocks

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25:38 +1300 | Independent Forestry Safety Review

“The Independent Forestry Safety Review has recommended a three-year action plan to drive improvements in the forestry sector. The action plan will leverage the commitments to a new safety culture and a better safety record made by the forestry sector during ...More >>

Forest industry endorses safety report

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:23:30 +1300 | NZ Forest Owners Association


Rodeo Code of Welfare ‘Sick Joke’

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:34 +1300 | SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE says the revised Code of Welfare for Rodeos just released is nothing but a sick joke. “Rodeo animals are goaded, tormented and forced to endure needless suffering and gross mistreatment, all for the sake of so-called ...More >>

‘Real life’ scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:30 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says ‘real life’ scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesday’s ‘It’s Now or Never’ Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models.More >>

Conservative Party applauds binding referenda on flag

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:02:49 +1300 | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party are congratulating the Government on the decision to hold two binding referendums to decide the fate of New Zealand’s flag – and believes it will pave the way for binding referenda to form part of New Zealand psyche. More >>

Gender-based pay decision highlights under-paid workforce

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:56:44 +1300 | Disability Support Network

Disability service providers say under-funding from Government is the major issue for gender pay parity in the sector. More >>

Recommendations on the Design of Pecuniary Penalties

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:39:25 +1300 | Law Commission

The Law Commission has reviewed the use of pecuniary penalties as a regulatory tool. Pecuniary penalties are financial penalties that policymakers are increasingly opting to use in place of criminal sanctions in order to punish and deter misconduct in ...More >>

Credit Union Association’s High Court victory

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:25:07 +1300 | NZ Association of Credit Unions

New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) High Court victory to change its name to 'Co-op Money NZ' is a win for all co-operatives. The Co-operative Bank filed for a temporary injunction against the NZACU in June after NZACU announced it intended ...More >>

Arrest Made in Assault Case

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:12:04 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police investigating the serious assault of a 24 year old man in August have made an arrest. On 1 August 2014 Adam Benefield, of Otaua, was at a relative’s address on Sapling Place, Pukekohe.More >>

Inquiry into the 2014 general election

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:23 +1300 | Justice and Electoral Committee

The Justice and Electoral Committee has initiated an inquiry into the 2014 general election. More >>

Open letter on Roastbusters: All We Want Is The Law Upheld

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:47:18 +1300 | Jessie Hume

Right now in this country it seems that although rape is illegal, it is not being prevented by the agents who uphold the law. It almost feels like rape is only illegal on paper, and that’s not good.More >>

Intueri charged over student death at NZ diving school

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:09:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Intueri Education Group, New Zealand's largest private training institution, has been charged over the death of a foreign student enrolled at its diving school in April this year, just before the company floated.More >>


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