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Health and safety nitty-gritty

Mary-Jane Thomas The Health and Safety Reform Bill is now working its way through Parliament. Prompted by the Pike River Coal Mine disaster, it represents the largest change to workplace health and safety since the Health and Safety in Employment Act was passed in 1992.

Parties and their taxation promises

Taxing Times OPINION: The Green Party released its tax policy earlier this week. The key points are: A new top marginal rate of 40 per cent for individuals earning more than $140,000 per annum;

Help needed to boost regional development

Sarah Hannan Resources that support regional economic development are what Southland needs from its elected representatives, industry and business heads say.

Free luxury holidays no Shaw thing

Matakauri Lodge Couple who started exclusive Queenstown lodge furious they're not allowed free holidays there.

Dad brews up a winner

Brewers Dale Booth brewed a raspberry beer for his baby girl. Now he's in the pink over a commercial contract.

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Mighty River fraud prosecuted

mighty river power launch A former electrical engineer at the firm's Southdown power station has been charged with a $2 million fraud.

Kiwi house prices really bite

NZ's house prices among the most overvalued in the world and keep getting worse, report says.

Crowdfunding for 'Maori western'

Rates on hold in Australia