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Open Country Cheese Dispute Centres Around Job Security, Not Wages

The Dairy Workers Union says that the dispute with Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese will only be resolved when the company properly addresses its workers' job security concerns, following mediation with the company yesterday.

Travel Spots To Watch Whales Go By

Wherever there's an ocean, you're sure to find a whale. Gliding gracefully through the seven seas, these beautiful leviathans of the deep, once almost hunted to extinction, are the main attraction in a growing travel trend - whale watching.

Polytechnic Staff Vote To Strike

Tertiary Education Union members at six polytechnics have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action.

Nature's Colours Strike Gold In Global Hair Challenge

Auckland hair colourist Paul Geronimo will represent New Zealand at a major international competition in Las Vegas in October after winning the top national award in the Goldwell Trend Zoom Challenge 2009.

Disaster Relief Skills Tested

For 300 soldiers of Linton's 2nd Land Force Group, Wanganui has become the centre of a disaster relief operation as they deliver aid supplies, restore infrastructure, provide medical assistance, and assist the government of the fictional nation of Sione Latu following a devastating 8.5 magnitude

Suicide Prevention In Different Cultures

The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2009 is 'Suicide Prevention in Different Cultures'. The day reminds New Zealanders and the international community that suicide is strongly influenced by cultural, religious, legal, historical and philosophical factors.

City Assault

Three males will appear in court this afternoon after a 14 year old youth was badly assaulted in town last night.

Bad News For An Already Stretched Teacher Workforce

New Zealand primary teachers are working longer and harder for less pay which the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says has serious implications for an already stretched teacher workforce.

Redundancy Protection Desperately Needed For Laid Off Workers - Wellington People's Centre

Darien Fenton's redundancy protection bill is desperately needed to help the increasing numbers of Kiwis heading for the benefit, says the Wellington People's Centre.

Pre-trial Date Set For Boy Murder Accused

Whangarei, Sept 10 NZPA - A schoolboy accused of the murder of 15-year-old Liberty Rose Templeman reappeared in the High Court in Whangarei this morning for a pre-trial hearing date to be set.

The boy, 15, whose name is suppressed, is due to stand trial on February 8 next year.