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Farmers Reminded Of The Importance Of ATV Safety On Farms

The Department of Labour is urging farmers to ensure that employees required to use All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in their work are given proper safety equipment - including helmets.

Two Stay In Custody Over Bashing And Kidnap

Christchurch, Sept 15 NZPA - Two men remain in custody on charges of kidnapping a teenager and injuring him with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, after reappearing in Christchurch District Court today.

Survey: New Zealand Baby-Boomers Most Vicarious Travellers

Survey: New Zealand Baby-Boomers Most Vicarious Travellers

Auckland, 15 September 2009 - A survey conducted recently by travel website reveals that New Zealanders in their fifties are significantly more open to exploring more off-the-beaten-track destinations and experiencing culture shock than their younger travelling compatriots.

Hastings Death Update

Hastings Death Update

15 September 2009

Police are continuing their investigations into the death of a 60-year-old man in Hastings last night.

Police were called to a Flaxmere Ave house at 6pm yesterday. The man was dead when police arrived.

Publication Launched To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Commonwealth Scholarships

A publication to mark the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) was launched at a recent reception at Parliament Buildings hosted by the Speaker, the Hon Dr Lockwood Smith, in association with the NZVCC.

Special Surprise For Deployed Troops

Festive season decorations may not be up in shops just yet but supporters of New Zealand's deployed forces are already thinking about Christmas.

Bus Drivers Wage Talks To Continue

Media Release from the combined bus unions

September 15, 2009

The combined bus unions and Infratil/NZ Bus will reconvene to discuss an amended union proposal at 1pm on Thursday, September 17.

Fire Service Refutes Union Allegations

No-one is immune from the hardships caused by the current economic climate and it's about time the Union representing paid firefighters understood that and advised their members accordingly said Mike Hall, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fire Service.

International Expert In Injury Management Commends Nz Approach But Issues Warning

Dr Jennifer Christian, a physician expert in managing injured and ill people in the workplace, has commended New Zealand's push to encourage injured workers to keep working during their recuperation.

Murder Accused Not Party To Attack, Jury Told

Auckland, Sept 15 NZPA - A lawyer for one of three men accused of murdering a Hamilton man in Auckland last year says there's no evidence his client was a party to the attack.