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  • The lockout of 100 workers by ANZCO CMP in Marton, now in its seventh week, should raise alarm bells for companies who are part of the supply chain, says Labour’s spokesperson for Labour Issues Darien Fenton. “The workers have been locked out since 19 October over their employer’s demand that they take a 20 per cent pay cut and increase their workload, despite having offered to take a 10 per cent pay cut. “This is a reasonable concession from workers in what they know are difficult times, but this is their livelihood at stake,” Darien Fenton said.
    Article - 2011-12-05 19:00
  • The start of a new year is an ideal time to rein in bad holiday eating habits and make 5+ A Day part of your diet for a healthier you. Whether you’re back at work or one of the lucky few still on holiday, the 5+ A Day team have some great tips to help get you back on track this year. 5+ A Day spokesperson, Claire Turnbull, who runs Mission Nutrition and is the Nutritionist for Healthy Food Guide Magazine and Newstalk ZB, encourages people to make eating fruit and vegetables daily a new year’s resolution.
    Article - 2011-12-21 15:00
  • An international workshop is being arranged for mid-February to help the Christchurch rebuild by placing new structures lightly on the land. The workshop is being organised by the Peterborough Village, the first community village inside Christchurch’s quake-battered central business district (CBD). The business and residential precinct sits within Colombo, Salisbury and Barbadoes Sts through to the Avon River.
    Article - 2012-01-04 14:00
  • Figures released today by Paymark, which processes around 75% of all electronic transactions in New Zealand, show that Kiwis spent a total of just over $4.6 billion in December via Paymark’s network, pushing the annual growth rate up slightly to 3.4 per cent. Those to benefit from the increase in discretionary spending around the country during December included footwear (+ 9.2 per cent year-on-year) and clothing outlets (+5.3 per cent year-on-year).
    Article - 2012-01-09 17:00
  • The moderate La Niña weather pattern drying out Southern farms, now carries the risk of hail this afternoon for inland Southland and central Otago. This development has Federated Farmers hoping for rain instead of severe drought last experienced in 1999 and 1957. “We’re hoping for slow steady rain instead of a heavy dump but even compared to the 1999 drought, we’re currently behind the eight-ball in terms of rainfall,” says David Rose, Federated Farmers Adverse Events Spokesperson.
    Article - 2012-01-11 16:01
  • The Jung Woo 2 is the third ship to come to grief in the Ross Sea in little over a year and should serve as a wakeup call for the Government to close off the Ross Sea as a Marine Protected Area, the Green Party said today. "In little over a year three fishing vessels - the Jung Woo 2, along with the Sparta and Number 1 In Sung which sink with 22 lives lost - have come to grief in the Ross Sea," Green Party Oceans spokesperson Gareth Hughes says.
    Article - 2012-01-11 22:00
  • The National Government is beginning 2012 the same way it finished its first three years in office ---- with no real idea about how to create jobs and grow the New Zealand economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker. Commenting on today’s Westpac-McDermott Miller Confidence Index, which shows that New Zealanders are more pessimistic now about the jobs market than they have been for two years, David Parker said National’s approach to growing the economy was “inadequate at best”.
    Article - 2012-01-12 15:00
  • With upwards of 35 millimetres of rain recorded on one farm in the last 24 hours, Federated Farmers is optimistic that immediate drought-like pressure may ease. “Can we thank the MetService’s Daniel Corbett for telling us yesterday that a rainy Friday was on the cards,” says David Rose, Federated Farmers Adverse Events Spokesperson. “If there is a meteorological hole in one then he’s landed himself an ace.
    Article - 2012-01-13 18:00
  • Department of Conservation (DOC) staff, supported by local iwi representatives have been working to collect samples and bury the bodies of four Gray's beaked whales which stranded and subsequently died at the islolated eastern end of Papamoa Beach, near Tauranga. Two of the whales were lactating females and the other two were young juveniles. DOC spokesperson, Katrina Knill says that the cause of the stranding is not known, however it appears that one of the juveniles stranded first, leading to the subsequent stranding of the others as they stayed nearby.
    Article - 2012-01-23 09:01
  • Federated Farmers believes Overseas Investment Office (OIO) rules must be applied without fear or favour. In respect of Shanghai Pengxin Group’s approval to purchase the former CraFarms, it still faces two hurdles. The first is a 31 January deadline set by the receivers for the sale to go unconditional and a potential Judicial Review of the decision. “We’re under no illusion the OIO’s decision will not be universally popular among farmers, let alone the public,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President and its economics and commerce spokesperson.
    Article - 2012-01-27 15:01