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National Destroys Hopes For Women's Pay Equity - Again

The decision today by the National Party Government to abolish the Department of Labour's Pay and Employment Equity Unit shows an absolute disregard for the thousands of women workers in this country whose work is undervalued simply because they are women, said CTU President Helen Kelly.

Fire Restrictions To Be Lifted

Fire restrictions are to be lifted in parts of the Southern Rural Fire District from Saturday 16 May.

District principal rural fire officer Mike Grant said weather conditions have meant people living in Zone A areas can now burn without a fire permit.

Stop The Scaremongering About Waterview Connection

"It is time for the scaremongering about Waterview Connection to stop and for the issue to be discussed calmly, rationally, and taking into account everyone's interests - those of the locals, the wider Auckland region, and New Zealand as a whole," says AA Auckland transport spokesperson Simon Lam

Alleged Fraudster In Court

Wellington, May 12 NZPA - An alleged fraudster, who managed to elude police for 20 months, was remanded in custody after appearing in court yesterday.

Innovative Urban Design Approach Proposed For CBD Streets

Innovative Urban Design Approach Proposed For CBD Streets

An exciting facelift is being considered for a number of streets in Auckland's city centre with the proposed introduction of shared space as part of the council's CBD streetscapes and open spaces upgrade programme.

Welcome Acknowledgement Of The Role Of School Leadership

Welcome Acknowledgement Of The Role Of School Leadership

Moves to bolster the numbers and training for principals and school leaders is a welcome acknowledgement of the important role they play in our schools, says the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa.

Villa Maria Merlot Named 'Best New Zealand Bordeaux' At The World's Largest Wine Competition

Villa Maria Merlot Named 'Best New Zealand Bordeaux' At The World's Largest Wine Competition

For the second year running, Villa Maria Estate, one of New Zealand's most successful family-owned wineries, has collected the trophy for 'Best New Zealand Bordeaux Varietal over 10' at the Decanter World Wine Awards - widely recognised as the world's largest wine competition.

Manukau Reaction To Auckland Bill

Manukau Reaction To Auckland Bill

'No major surprises' is the reaction of Mayor of Manukau, Len Brown, to the legislation passed by government today, effectively creating a new super Auckland Council.

Fiscal Stimulus May Save 10,000 Jobs

Fiscal Stimulus May Save 10,000 Jobs

The $10 billion of tax cuts and infrastructure spending announced since October 2008 will prevent 10,000 jobs being lost over the next couple of years. But this job creation comes at a cost. The government is borrowing to fund its expenditure and this debt must be repaid.

Property Sales Back To "Normal" Says Harcourts

Property Sales Back To "Normal" Says Harcourts

13 May 2009: Last month saw a continuation of the more active real estate market seen since February, with the volume of sales at more "normal" levels again, according to Harcourts New Zealand CEO Bryan Thomson.