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Employment Law Review Coming, Minister Says

Employment Law Review Coming, Minister Says
Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - Employment laws covering contract workers are to be reviewed, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.

Court Cells Can Be Used For Prisoners Under Bill Passed Today

Court Cells Can Be Used For Prisoners Under Bill Passed Today
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - Court cells can be used to temporarily house prisoners, under a bill passed by Parliament today. The Government introduced the Corrections (Use of Court Cells) Amendment Bill under urgency and passed it through all its stages.

Call For Ban On Fishing Endangered Eel Species

Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - There should be a halt to commercial catching of the threatened longfin eel, says a group concerned about the species' future.

Zespri Says It Doesn't Want Public Debate Over Alleged Collusion

Zespri Says It Doesn't Want Public Debate Over Alleged Collusion
Wellington Nov 25 NZPA - Turners and Growers chairman Tony Gibbs says he rejects as "hysterical" concerns that his company has "colluded" with foreign powers in its bid to break Zespri International's control of exports outside Australasia.

Zespri Accuses GPG Of Colluding To Undermine NZ Trade Policy

Zespri Accuses GPG Of Colluding To Undermine NZ Trade Policy
Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - Zespri has accused a commercial rival of colluding with foreign powers to undermine its activities and New Zealand's trade policy.

Carter Speaks At World Summit On Food Security In Rome

Carter Speaks At World Summit On Food Security In Rome
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - Minister of Agriculture David Carter told World Summit on Food Security today it had failed to meet aspirations to reduce the number of hungry and malnourished in the world.

Crean Says He Understands NZ Stance After Talking To McCully

Crean Says He Understands NZ Stance After Talking To McCully
Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean says he is not surprised New Zealand rejected Australia's request to take stranded asylum seekers.

US Cautious On Trade Liberalisation At APEC, Says English

US Cautious On Trade Liberalisation At APEC, Says English
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - The United States will be very cautious towards attempts by Pacific rim nations to liberalise trade in the region, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Biovittoria Launches Ipo

Biovittoria Launches Ipo
Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - A Hamilton-based company producing a "natural, zero-calorie alternative to sugar" in China, is looking for New Zealanders to invest up to $20 million in its development.

Maori Party Co-leader Concerned By Harawira's Paris Trip

Maori Party Co-leader Concerned By Harawira's Paris Trip
Wellington, Nov 6 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is concerned her MP Hone Harawira's unscheduled side trip to Paris during a taxpayer funded work trip will damage the party's reputation.