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OECD Survey Misses The Point

OECD Survey Misses The Point

The 2009 OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand misses the point in its prescription for the New Zealand economy, said union economist and CTU Secretary Peter Conway today.

C&C DHB And Taranaki DHB Moving Forward With Individually Tailored Approaches To It Services

C&C DHB And Taranaki DHB Moving Forward With Individually Tailored Approaches To It Services

The Boards of Capital & Coast DHB and Taranaki DHB say a lot has been learned from a joint venture between the two DHB's on IT services, and they have agreed to move ahead without the formal company partnership.

OECD Prescription For ACC Would Be A Step Back For NZ

OECD Prescription For ACC Would Be A Step Back For NZ

The OECD prescription for ACC would be a backwards step for New Zealand according to the ACC Futures Coalition.

C&R Stifle Public Debate On Supercouncil

C&R Stifle Public Debate On Supercouncil

At Auckland City Councils Regional Governance Committee meeting yesterday, Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors decided not to hold public meetings about Councils position on Aucklands regional governance.

Veitch Makes Step In Right Direction, Says Women's Refuge

Veitch Makes Step In Right Direction, Says Women's Refuge

Wellington, April 16 NZPA - Broadcaster Tony Veitch made a step in the right direction of taking responsibility for his actions with his guilty plea, the Women's Refuge says.

NZ Must Reject OECD Call To Privatise Essential Public Services

NZ Must Reject OECD Call To Privatise Essential Public Services

"It's beyond belief that the OECD is calling on New Zealand to privatise essential public services at a time when governments around the world are bailing out the private sector because of its financial mismanagement," says Public Service Association national secretary Richard Wagstaff

Rimutaka Staff Chase Out Contraband

Staff at Rimutaka Prison foiled an apparent attempt by a former prisoner and his accomplice to smuggle contraband into the prison yesterday evening.

Robin Bain Could Not Have Committed Suicide: Pathologist

Christchurch, April 16 NZPA - The man who sold his rifle to David Bain in February 1993 said that the weapon misfired occasionally and he carried a knife with him to clear the jammed bullets out of the breech.

Smoking Ban Leads To Patient's Bus Accident

Wellington, April 16 NZPA - An investigation has been launched into how a Waikato Hospital mental health patient was struck by a bus after a smoking ban forced her to light up on the footpath outside the hospital grounds.

Man In Court Over Axe Killing

Wellington, April 16 NZPA - A man charged with murder after an apparent axe attack in eastern Auckland yesterday has appeared in court.

A 55-year-old man was found dead in his home in Aveline Place, Glenn Innes, about 7.30pm yesterday.