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Union: Bus Drivers Want Better Deal

Union: Bus Drivers Want Better Deal

Auckland bus drivers rejected an offer from Infratil/NZ Bus to settle their combined employment agreement at a stop work meeting today.

Around 700 drivers spent over two hours discussing the offer before voting in a secret ballot to reject it.

Electric Vehicles Offer Benefits For New Zealand - Report

Electric Vehicles Offer Benefits For New Zealand - Report

Electric vehicles (EVs) are likely to play an important role in New Zealand's future as consumers seek cleaner and cheaper options to petrol and diesel, according to a report released today.

Meat & Wool New Zealand Announces Project Cuts

Meat & Wool New Zealand Announces Project Cuts

Meat & Wool New Zealand has announced that it has cut almost $6.3 million in its year-on-year budget for the 2009/10 year.

This means the end of a number of projects and reduced budget for other activities.

Bus Drivers' Rejection Of Offer Means Uncertainty For Public

Bus Drivers' Rejection Of Offer Means Uncertainty For Public

"News that the battle between NZ Bus and its drivers is set to continue means more uncertainty for the public and only discourages people from taking up public transport," says Cameron Brewer, chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association.

Unions Turn Down Offer Of 11.5 Per Cent

Unions Turn Down Offer Of 11.5 Per Cent

Since May, NZ Bus has been participating in negotiations with the four unions making up the Auckland Combined Unions who represent the majority of bus drivers and cleaners in Auckland to agree a new Combined Employment Agreement (CEA) for their members.

"Internet Is Good For The Newspaper Business"

"Internet Is Good For The Newspaper Business"

John Paton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of impreMedia LLC, the number one Hispanic news and information company in the United States, believes digital news distribution is the single best thing that has happened to our business in the last quarter century.

Meridian Planning Smart Meter Customer Trial In New Year

Meridian Planning Smart Meter Customer Trial In New Year

Power company Meridian is planning a large-scale pilot of its newly-installed smart meter network in Christchurch as the next step towards developing new electricity products for its customers using the new meters.

Fairfax Pleads Guilty To Breaching TAIC Act

Fairfax Pleads Guilty To Breaching TAIC Act

Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - The Dominion Post has admitted it broke the law by publishing a story about Maritime New Zealand's failures in a near-catastrophic shipping accident, based on a draft Transport Accident Investigation Commission report.

Auckland Museum Reports First-quarter Visitation, Sees Big Jump In Numbers

Auckland Museum Reports First-quarter Visitation, Sees Big Jump In Numbers

Auckland War Memorial Museum has delivered its first visitor report of the 2009/2010 year to its Trust Board, showing broad increases in visitation for the first quarter of the financial year.