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Timber processor fined for crush injury

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:35 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer.More >>

Kiwifruit Claim Class Action against the Government

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:12:52 +1300 | New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) became aware of ‘The Kiwifruit Claim’ class action against the Government this afternoon (Monday 29 September 2014). More >>

Perpetrators of Extra-Judicial Killings in Mexico

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:08:28 +1300 | UN News

29 September 2014 – The Government of Mexico must “fully investigate, prosecute, and punish” all cases of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions, a United Nations independent human rights expert stressed today, as he welcomed the country’s ...More >>

Dot Kiwi Congratulates InternetNZ

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:21:01 +1300 | Dot Kiwi

“It’s exciting to see InternetNZ responding to global trends and new competition by allowing registration of .nz, rather than and other iterations of .nz. As of today, New Zealanders have a choice of two local, simplified domains, .kiwi ...More >>

Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea mining

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:19:12 +1300 | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington-30 September 2014—Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning. More >>

Hong Kong: Workers Strike in Support of Student Democracy

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:18:50 +1300 | ITUC

Brussels, 29 September 2014 (ITUC OnLine): Workers from across Hong Kong have responded to a call from trade union centre HKCTU to join strike action in support of democratic reform, as security forces continue their violent repression of peaceful protests ...More >>

Lawyers, clients warned take care with emailed instructions

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:12 +1300 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is warning lawyers and clients of lawyers to be extremely careful with taking and issuing instructions by email. This follows recent instances where a law firm or client’s email system has been hacked and false instructions ...More >>

Shannon Wastewater Solution Likely Soon

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:10 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

Resource consent applications for Shannon’s wastewater treatment plant discharges are progressing well, thanks to effective collaboration between Horowhenua District Council and submitters.More >>

Watershed day for .nz domain name space

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:18:37 +1300 | Domain Name Commission

From 1pm today a new .nz registration option launches, giving people more choice when it comes to representing themselves online. More >>

Dwindling Mallard population shows up ‘pest’ myth

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:18:17 +1300 | Save Animals From Exploitation

The pro hunting organisation Fish & Game is researching the causes of the decline of the mallard duck population, upset at the prospect of fewer ducks to kill. More >>

Doing the Impossible: Holding FIFA Accountable

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50:41 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

There is a sense of frustration in bringing that unruly and labyrinthine football entity known as FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) into the world of squeaky clean finance. It resists two terms with an almost tribal enthusiasm: ...More >>

UN Urges Stay for Defendants in Afghan Gang-Rape Case

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:46:36 +1300 | UN News

UN Rights Office Urges Stay for Defendants in Afghan Gang-Rape Case Sentenced to Death More >>

The Kiwifruit Claim: Q&A

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:24:45 +1300 | Exceltium

1. Who is running The Kiwifruit Claim? The Kiwifruit Claim was founded by kiwifruit growers representing well in excess of 10% of the industry. 2. Why are you running this claim? The introduction of Psa into New Zealand had devastating effects on kiwifruit ...More >>

Kiwifruit Claim to Hold Officials Accountable for Psa

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:06:19 +1300 | Exceltium

Kiwifruit growers have today joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ...More >>

An open letter to the Prime Minister

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:10 +1300 | Transparency International NZ

in which Transparency International New Zealand asks the Prime Minister to ensure integrity underpins all work he leads "in the best interests of all New Zealanders" More >>

Campaign to make Murder of Unborn ”Safe and Legal”

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:17:28 +1300 | Right To Life

The IPPF have launched an international campaign through its 161 affiliates including the New Zealand Family Planning Association [NZFPA] to make the murder of the unborn safe and legal and accepted as a human right. This is an acceleration of its war ...More >>

UN Officials Call for End to Death Penalty

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:21:15 +1200 | UN News

25 September 2014 – The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death ...More >>

Environmental groups criticise Chatham Rock plans

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:45:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Environmental lobbyists criticised plans by Chatham Rock Phosphate to mitigate the impact of its proposal to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham rise seabed, saying it wouldn't diminish the risk and uncertainty of the ...More >>

U.S. Urges Burundi and Rwanda to Investigate Deaths

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:58:30 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

The United States expresses its deep concern regarding the discovery of a number of corpses in July and August of this year, some bound and wrapped in plastic, in Lake Rweru, which borders Burundi and Rwanda. We note that several countries also ...More >>

Updated charges - baby kidnapping

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:38:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 31 year old man and a 26 year old woman wil appear in the Manukau District Court later today jointly charged with kidnapping in relation to the baby that was taken from Middlemore Hospital overnight.More >>


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