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Retro-fitted robot forklifts now 'commercial' - Fonterra

Retro-fitted robot forklifts now 'commercial' - Fonterra
Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - Fonterra says the robotics company, Inro -- with which it has worked to create robotic forklift trucks -- is now "commercial".

Legal expert concerned by Waihopai reaction

Legal expert concerned by Waihopai reaction
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The Waihopai spy base saboteurs' successful use of the "claim of right" defence was an aberration and no basis to change the law, a legal expert says.

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government has signalled a crackdown on tertiary educators who are ramping up non-academic levies.

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - The Government says the bulk of its this year's main science funding round -- about $48 million a year -- is going into high-tech manufacturing, freshwater research, and boosting export earnings from primary production.

Knife measures seen as a cut above

Knife measures seen as a cut above
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Government moves to tighten up on knife crime are positive, clinical psychologist Ian Lambie says, while calling for more research to be done into reasons people carry them as weapons.

Interim board announced for new health safety commission

Interim board announced for new health safety commission
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced an interim board of a new independent Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC). The Government has also disestablished the Quality Improvement Committee.

No NZ deep water drilling likely before Gulf verdict

Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Crown Minerals chief petroleum geologist Richard Cook says no one is planning to do any deep water drilling for oil or gas around New Zealand over the next 18 months, by which time more should be known about the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Solid Energy also wants to burn Waikato coal underground

Solid Energy also wants to burn Waikato coal underground
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - State-owned miner Solid Energy says it will soon seek resource consents to burn Waikato coal underground, in a bid to turn 30,000 tonnes of coal into a hydrogen gas over the next two years.

Panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Wilson

Panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Wilson
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - A judicial conduct panel will investigate Supreme Court Justice Bill Wilson over an alleged conflict of interest, acting Attorney-General Judith Collins said today.

Finlayson's handling of Justice Wilson case fine -- PM

Finlayson's handling of Justice Wilson case fine -- PM
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has handled a conflict of interest case against a Supreme Court judge properly, Prime Minister John Key says.

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