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Protection And Security For Workers Timely

The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming initiatives announced today to give workers more security as the economy slows.

CTU president Helen Kelly said a job search allowance helps to deal with the immediate impact of job losses, and workers would value it.

Government Commitment To Te Aute College & Hukarere Girls' College

The future of Te Aute College and Hukarere Girls' College, New Zealand's pre-eminent Maori boarding schools, will be enhanced following a commitment by the Minister of Finance and Minister of Maori Affairs.

Farmers Recognised For Dam Good Job

Farmers Recognised For Dam Good Job

Federated Farmers today congratulated a group of South Canterbury pioneers who have been recognised for a dam project that has enabled significant areas to be put into production creating new jobs and wealth for the region.

New Zealander Awarded Whisky 'Knighthood'

New Zealander Awarded Whisky 'Knighthood'

A New Zealander has been awarded the whisky equivalent of a knighthood.

Michael Fraser Milne was made a Keeper of the Quaich in a ceremony in Scotland last week.

NZ Lotteries Announces Record Lottery Grants Transfer Of $156.8 Million In 2007/2008

NZ Lotteries Announces Record Lottery Grants Transfer Of $156.8 Million In 2007/2008

NZ Lotteries has announced a new record transfer to the NZ Lottery Grants Board of $156.8 million for the 2007/2008 financial year, $9.3 million more than last year, NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay, said today.

Aquaflow And US Refinery Leader UOP Join Forces On Renewable Fuels

Aquaflow And US Refinery Leader UOP Join Forces On Renewable Fuels

30 October 2008 - New Zealand-based Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and United States-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in two spheres.

Pakistan: Severe Earthquakes Leave Thousands Homeless

30 October 2008 - Thousands of people have been made homeless and hundreds have been killed or injured by three earthquakes, which rocked southwest Pakistan before daybreak on Wednesday.

David Bain To Ask Privy Council To Acquit Him Of Murder Charges

(Crcts H7074, amending intro to reflect that Bain's convictions have been quashed, and date in second par)

Auckland, Oct 30 NZPA - Multiple murder accused David Bain wants to go back to the Privy Council in England to have the murder charges against him dismissed.

Maritime Union Gives Qualified Support To South Island Ports Merger

Maritime Union Gives Qualified Support To South Island Ports Merger

30 OCTOBER 2008 - The Maritime Union of New Zealand has offered qualified support to the merger of Lyttelton Port Company and the Port of Otago announced today.

Sir Edmund Hillary Stamps Celebrate A Life Lived To The Full

30 OCTOBER 2008 - He was the quintessential Kiwi whose daring and can-do attitude took him to the top of the world, the ends of the earth and the highest of honours.