WINZ WORKER SUSPENDED: A WINZ worker has been suspended amid allegations that the department spent money on an aircraft charter to ferry staff to an exclusive resort hotel.
IRD: IRD has been paying a consultancy firm $687 an hour - $5,500 per day – to provide restructuring advice that involves making 600 staff redundant.
MERGER: Dairy farmers will be able to sack under performing directors and managers of a giant new dairy company through a watchdog elected by farmers.
FIRE RESCUE: An 18 month old baby was successfully resuscitated after a daring rescue by Auckland firefighters yesterday.
RICH LIST: The Maori Queen is one of New Zealand’s wealthiest citizens with personal wealth estimated to be around $9 million.
END OF THE GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: The Crown will no longer pay golden handshakes to Crown entity board members who left office, Simon Upton said yesterday.
WHALES IN HARBOUR: Fifteen killer whales caused havoc on the Wellington motorway last night as people stopped to watch them cruise the harbour.
ARMS BILL: Labour criticised the government for sitting on a firearms review and not inplementing the recommendations.
RESTRUCTURE: The restructured army would become a modern,
flexible fighting force, Defence Minister max Bradford said