Dairy Mega-Merger x2 – Advertising Code Breach – Freshstart – Northland Housing – Crooked Cricket – Netball For The Pregnant - Police Compo – Tauranga Murder – Thai PM – Canterbury Environment
DAIRY MEGA-MERGER: Supporters of the Global Dairy Co. will today get their first look at the legislation needed to allow it to go ahead. ACT is criticising the legislation. The Greens want GE research stopped.
DAIRY MEGA-MERGER: The chairman of Global Co. John Roadley says the people working in the industry want to get on with the transition to Global Co.
ADVERTISING CODE BREACH: The launch of a new weight-loss product has raised questions about the effectiveness of the advertising code, after four unapproved adverts were run in newspapers yesterday. Shape patch has not had its new product’s adverts approved.
FRESHSTART: Energy retailer Freshstart, a subsidiary of Todd Energy, has stopped taking on new customers due to high wholesale electricity prices.
NORTHLAND HOUSING: There are calls to improve housing standards in Northland following two fatal house fires. MP Dover Sammuels says many houses should be condemned. Housing Minister Mark Gosche says the government is helping.
CROOKED CRICKET: International Cricket’s match fixing watchdog says there is probably still match fixing going on in the sport. Cricket administrators have adopted a series of recommendations from the investigations body.
NETBALL FOR THE PREGNANT: Australia’s Netball administrators have been criticised for a ban on pregnant women playing netball.
POLICE COMPO: The wife of a former police officer granted $250,000 in compensation says the family is still waiting for an apology. Maureen Cartwright says the couple would still like an apology from the police.
TAURANGA MURDER: The police team investigating the killing of a Tauranga man in his home is being increased. The 30 police on the case are being increased by around five, three more detectives and two intelligence officers.
THAI PM: The Thai PM has made an emotional appeal before the country’s constitutional court for leniency over his failure to declare all his personnel assets. The judges will need courage to find against the PM.
CANTERBURY ENVIRONMENT: Canterbury’s Regional Council has set aside money to enhance environmental diversity.