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Steel & Tube agrees to sell only independently tested mesh

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:50:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) - Steel & Tube Holdings has agreed to sell only seismic reinforcing steel mesh which has been independently tested, the Commerce Commission said.More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Big ole from OIO

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:43:43 +1200 | Martin Doyle

It's hard to know which is more stunning - the people we won't let into NZ or the people we do let in. It's almost laughably appropriate to bring in criminally convicted river-polluters to take over one of our farms.More >>

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:33 +1200 | Auckland Council

$13,000 awarded in overdue rates case The Auckland District Court has today awarded $13,249.20 as a contribution towards Auckland Council’s costs incurred while recouping unpaid rates from Kingsland resident Penny Bright. Ms Bright owes $34,182.56 in rates, ...More >>

"Missing woman found"

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:08:54 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The 60-year-old Chinese visitor was reported missing after she left the Heartland Hotel foyer around 2.55am on April 27. More >>

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:17:17 +1200 | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talley’s is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company.More >>

Killers in waiting: Special patients need special monitoring

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:57 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Fourteen years ago Richard Hawkins murdered his brother. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and detained as a “special patient” in a secure mental hospital. That status was lifted in 2011, and Hawkins was discharged into the community. ...More >>

Brownlee must step in as EQC spin exposed

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:43:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee needs to step in after EQC’s desperate spin in the wake of yesterday’s landmark settlement has been exposed by its own documents, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. More >>

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:42:38 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave in park near John Key's house on 4 May More >>

Tiwai Point in-lieu victory vindication

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:12:44 +1200 | E tu

The former E tū lawyer who managed the Tiwai Point in-lieu case through to the Court of Appeal has welcomed as “fantastic” a Supreme Court decision which brings the four-year case to a close.More >>

Gordon Campbell on not crying foul, Argentina

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:07:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly ...More >>

Dunne Speaks - The Panama Papers Fall-out

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:39:23 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

DUNNE SPEAKS Friday 29 April New Zealand’s tax system is generally well-regarded. In part that is because of our focus on a broad base, low rate approach to personal and corporate taxation, and in part it is because our system is relatively easy to ...More >>

Z Energy cleared to acquire Chevron subject to divestments

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:41:56 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy Limited’s application to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex and Challenge brands in New Zealand.More >>

Minister welcomes ban on offensive slogans

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:13:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today welcomed a decision by the Office of the Chief Censor to ban three slogans on Wicked Campers’ vans. More >>

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:12:13 +1200 | Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. More >>

Regional Policy Statement gets full green light

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:07:30 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Six years after it was first notified for public consultation, the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement (RPS) has been finally signed off to become fully operative. More >>

Ruapehu Ready for Legal Highs

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:02:25 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Ready for Legal Highs Ruapehu District Council (RDC) adopted its Local Approved Products Policy which dictates where legal highs may be sold from within the district at its meeting this week (Tue 26 Apr 16). Mayor Don Cameron said that despite public ...More >>

Significant Decision on EQC Standard of Repair

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:55:28 +1200 | Ali Jones Public Relations

I would like to congratulate the EQC Action Group which has been instrumental in achieving the decision from EQC to re-state its interpretation of the Act, relating to standard of repair. There are many who have paid insurance premiums for years, ...More >>

Landmark EQC settlement

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:22:22 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of ...More >>

Notification of Extension to Submissions Closing Date

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:13:11 +1200 | Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku

The Ngāpuhi Engagement Group released its draft report on Friday 1 April 2016, in response to the Waitangi Tribunal’s September 2015 Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report. The group is comprised of representatives from Te Kotahitanga o Ngā Hapū ...More >>

Minister must come clean on implications of settlement

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:46:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee has urgent and serious questions to answer in the wake of today’s landmark EQC settlement, which has major implications for thousands of Cantabrians, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.More >>


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