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Archive for May, 2012

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Hodes of Murderous Savages

Opinion – Martin Doyle

I think if Hekia Parata and John Key could only spend a few days working with primary school classes, they might appreciate it’s not the breeze they imagine it is. Though, isn’t a statement in itself that the reaction of the children, parents and teachers … Read more »

Oxfam: Ammunition Must Not Be Excluded From Arms Treaty

Press Release – Oxfam

Oxfam: Ammunition Must Not Be Excluded From Arms Trade Treaty Excluding ammunition from treaty would be “totally irrational” Read more »

Consultation Opens For Waikato District Representation

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council wants to hear from electors on their proposed changes to the representation arrangements for the district. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch adds Briscoe boss Rod Duke to board

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch, the children’s clothing retailer, has announced two new directors will join its board, one of whom is Briscoe Group managing director Rod Duke. Read more »

Whale Watch Kaikoura Joins Business Delegation To China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Whale Watch Kaikoura Joins Business Delegation To China Iconic tourism company Whale Watch Kaikoura will be represented in a business delegation to China this month that will be led by Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. “Whale Watch Kaikoura … Read more »

Back on the Housing Bubble Rollercoaster

Article – Hugh Pavletich

PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Back on the Housing Bubble Rollercoaster Hugh Pavletich FDIA Cantabrians Unite Performance Urban Planning Christchurch New Zealand Phoenix, Arizona (like Las Vegas, Nevada) is a strangled housing market, because much of the land is under … Read more »

Government Hot Water Subsidy to be replaced with Carbon Tax

Press Release – Econergy Limited

Government Hot Water Subsidy to be replaced with a Carbon Tax Uptake of innovative technology for saving on electric power bills is facing increasing headwinds with changes in government policy says David Senn, Managing Director of Econergy Limited, … Read more »

Arrest of Papua New Guinea Chief Justice disturbing

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The arrest of the Chief Justice of Papua New Guinea on charges of sedition is a disturbing development for anyone who believes that an independent judiciary is a requirement for any democracy, the New Zealand Law Society said today. Read more »

Employers Warned Over Illegal Dismissals

Press Release – Employment Law Experts

Employers are warned not to use the economic downturn as a cover to illegally dismiss staff. Employment Law Experts, a leading Auckland employment relations firm, today announced its research findings that an increasing number of employees are being … Read more »

Setting the scene: Improving results for our people

Speech – New Zealand Government

Tena tatou katoa, It is with the greatest pleasure that I am here today, to celebrate World Smokefree Day and in particular to encourage us all to embrace its theme – “Quit Now. It’s about Whānau”. Read more »

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