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Archive for September, 2009

Wilkinson ignoring cheese company dispute

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson should pull her finger out and do her bit to get Open Country Cheese employers around the table to sort out the ongoing employment dispute, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Trevor Mallard said today.
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Orion heads to Samoa, Hercules on stand-by

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An Airforce P3 Orion is enroute to Samoa, and before dark may be able to join the coastal search for survivors of this morning’s earthquake and tsunami, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.
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‘Virtual’ laboratory a hive of activity

Press Release – National Institute for Health Innovation

Innovation needs a central place to thrive and this is the basis of the idea networking site (www.hive.org.nz), being launched on September 30th by the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI).
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Michael Jackson’s Music Pirated

Press Release – RIANZ

Police have raided a Manurewa store and arrested its proprietor for selling pirated copies of Michael Jackson CDs.
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Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 Swine Flu: Update 153

Press Release – Ministry of Health

As at midday today two people are reported to be in hospital with Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 09 or its complications.
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TVNZ restructures to turn small profit

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30(BusinessWire) – Televisions New Zealand Ltd., the state broadcaster, said its annual profit tumbled 89% and it only avoided dipping into the red by slashing spending and abandoning plans to attend next year’s Commonwealth Games.
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Korohiwa bus barn upgrade moves forward

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Mayor David Ogden has announced that the refurbishment of the Korohiwa bus barn is a step closer following the granting of a resource consent.
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Council’s cruel attitude to landslip victims

Press Release – David Thornton

North Shore City Council is keeping landslip victims in the dark about decisions made in secret affecting the victims properties which are under constant threat of further landslips.
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Not all things are created equal

Press Release – National Council of Women

The right of all people to an unemployment, sickness or invalids benefit, irrespective of their marital or family status, was affirmed last week at the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) National Executive meeting in Wellington.
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Minister orders wider inspection of Crafar farms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister David Carter says animal welfare inspectors will now begin inspecting all properties owned by the Crafar farming family to ensure there are no cases of animal neglect.
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NZ business confidence surges to 10-year high

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand business confidence surged to a 10-year high, underpinned by resurgent housing and construction markets as the economic recovery sets in.
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Forum for the Future on the New Zealand economy

Press Release – UNITEC

A series of panel discussions on the future of the New Zealand economy will be hosted at Unitec during October. Rod Oram, award winning business journalist and adjunct Professor at Unitec’s Department of Management and Marketing, will faciliate the …
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