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UPDATE: Fonterra considers options after losing supply case

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 17:51:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group is considering its options, including an appeal, after losing a High Court case taken by former suppliers to the failed New Zealand Dairies milk processing plant at Studholme who challenged the legality ...More >>

Maori trust million dollar legal blow out

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:30:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling for an immediate review of the trustee appointment process at the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, says Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Kelvin Davis. “The recently released Court of Appeal judgement shows CFRT has reimbursed ...More >>

In support of Dame Susan, Race Relations Commissioner

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:18:15 +1300 | International Muslim Association of New Zealand

We must appreciate that the role and functions of the Office of the Race Relations Commission is always very challenging. More >>

Chapman Tripp Announces Four New Partners

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:42:13 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners and two new senior associates, effective 1 December 2015. More >>

Brief Counsel 01 December 2015

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 11:47:33 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

NZX has drawn upon the Financial Markets Authority Corporate Governance in New Zealand Principles and Guidelines, updated in December 2014, and the Australian Corporate Governance Council Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations.More >>

Admission of ‘unconscious bias’ against Maori welcomed

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:22:25 +1300 | The Maori Party

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has been commended for admitting “unconscious bias” by New Zealand police against Maori. The commendation comes from Rangimarie Naida Glavish, speaking both as president of the Maori Party, and co-chair of Te Runanga ...More >>

Russell McVeagh new partner promotions

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:30:00 +1300 | Russell McVeagh

Russell McVeagh new partner promotions: Welcome Tom and David John Powell, who heads Russell McVeagh’s National Finance Practice and David Hoare, Chair of the Corporate Advisory group, both welcome the promotion of Tom Hunt and David Raudkivi to the ...More >>

Carter Holt granted leave to appeal 'leaky schools' ruling

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:06:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Carter Holt Harvey, the building products manufacturer and supplier owned by billionaire Graeme Hart, will argue its case over whether it can be held liable in the Ministry of Education's leaky schools case in the Supreme Court.More >>

Police value strong academic partnerships

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:29:38 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police has reviewed matters raised by Dr Jarrod Gilbert in relation to the research application made by the company Independent Research Solutions in 2014. More >>

Dog and Lemon Guide Statement

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:27:49 +1300 | Dog And Lemon Guide

The latest accident caused by a tourist driver suggests the tourism industry’s voluntary driver assessment is useless, says the car review website . The company which rented the car involved in the crash was following a recently ...More >>

Guilt doesn’t mean Govt off hook

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:09:06 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A guilty plea from a Malaysian diplomat charged with indecent assault can’t be used by the Government as an excuse to wash its hands of the affair, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.More >>

New Law Commission projects announced

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:04:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to begin three new projects in 2016. More >>

Dairy-Free Living – It’s Healthy And It’s Easy

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:48:15 +1300 | NZ Vegetarian Society

The footage of New Zealand’s dairy industry on Sunday, TV One, showed newborn calves mistreated and suffering all the way from the farm to slaughter at the tender age of 4-7 days old.More >>

Dairy industry appalled at video footage

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:39:13 +1300 | Dairy NZ

Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the bobby care practices revealed in video footage recorded by animal rights group Farmwatch and released as part of a SAFE public campaign launched against dairy farming.More >>

New Zealand dairy industry reputation in tatters

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:25:13 +1300 | Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch are calling on New Zealand and international consumers to ditch dairy following an explosive and comprehensive investigation into animal cruelty in the New Zealand dairy industry. The investigation reveals inherent ...More >>

Building standards and quality at risk

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:05:30 +1300 | Building Industry Federation

The Government’s decade-long reform programme for greater accountability in the building industry is at risk because of a lack of resources to enforce quality and standards, says the Building Industry Federation.More >>

FSANZ approval dangerous

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:02:00 +1300 | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ In Food And Environment Inc. PO Box 13402, Wellington, NZ 27/11/2015 More >>

Parent, wife of Pike River victims fail to win court review

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:44:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

h3>Parent, wife of Pike River victims fail to win court review By Jonathan Underhill More >>

High Court hears allegations over redacted report in Trends

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:43:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Allegations that government funding agency Callaghan Innovation removed criticism of ambiguity in a research and development funding contract at the centre of legal action were aired in the High Court at Auckland today.More >>

Extra safety standards for Airbus (Squirrel) helicopter

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:10:49 +1300 | Civil Aviation Authority

Graeme Harris, The Director of Civil Aviation (CAA) has determined that a directive clarifying the standards to be applied when loading and operating some Airbus Airbus AS350/355 (or 'Squirrel') helicopters operating in New Zealand is necessary.More >>


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