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Holidays Act Review Welcomed

Business NZ has welcomed the appointment of a working group to review the Holidays Act 2003.

"A review is well overdue," Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly said. "Employers have had a lot of problems with this legislation ever since it came into force.

Cause Of Teen's Death Unknown - Pathologist

Christchurch, June 3 NZPA - A cause of death for Papanui teenager Marie Davis was "anatomically unascertainable", pathologist Dr Martin Sage told the trial of the man accused of her rape and murder.

Asthma Symptoms Still More Common Among Maori

Asthma symptoms are found in one in five young New Zealand European children, a quarter of Pacific Island children and nearly a third of Mori, results of an international survey has found.

Globaldairytrade Event Reflects Lower Demand Amid Increased Uncertainty

The June trading event for Fonterra's internet-based sales platform, globalDairyTrade saw prices down across all contract periods reflecting lower demand and increased market uncertainty.

Runaway Hands Himself In To Police

Staff at Lower Hutt Police Station were surprised yesterday when a cat walked in to the station and 'handed himself in'. Realising he was probably lost, they called Wellington SPCA who picked the cat up from the police station and found he was microchipped.

Mayor Not Against Road Proposal

Southland District Council Mayor Frana Cardno is not against the Haast-Hollyford Road proposal, but is also far more aware of the difficulties that surround it.

Innovative Businesses Trading With The Usa Invited To Enter Awards

US-NZ Awards Give Winners Tangible Benefits; 2-way Trade Worth Over $9 billion

Training Partner Recalls Xue's Wife's Injuries

Training Partner Recalls Xue's Wife's Injuries

Auckland, June 3 NZPA - A former tai chi pupil of Nai Yin Xue says he remembered seeing a bruise underneath Xue's wife's right eye in 2004.

Graham McNamara was giving evidence at the trial of Xue, 55, who is charged with murdering his wife An An Liu in September 2007.

Napier Gunman's Partner Further Remanded On Drugs Charges

Napier, June 3 NZPA - The partner of Napier gunman Jan Molenaar was further remanded after a brief appearance in Napier District Court today on cannabis charges.

Delwyn Ismalia Keefe, now 44, is accused of selling and possessing cannabis for supply.

Fund To Send Keeper's Body Home Halfway To Target

Auckland, June 3 NZPA - An appeal for donations to return Dalu Mncube's body to Africa has raised half the amount needed, leading to cautious optimism the wildlife keeper might be buried according to his family's wishes.