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Kiwi Welders `Might Not Have Been Treated Fairly' Minister Says

Kiwi Welders `Might Not Have Been Treated Fairly' Minister Says
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Kiwi welders who lost their jobs while immigrants working at the same factory kept theirs might not have been treated fairly, Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said today.

Labour Urges Govt To Keep Immigration Service's Pacific Division

Labour Urges Govt To Keep Immigration Service's Pacific Division
Wellington, March 6 NZPA - The Immigration Service's troubled Pacific division is set to be wound up but Labour, which established it, thinks it should be given another chance.

Union Pulls Up ANZ National For Employing Foreign Labour

Union Pulls Up ANZ National For Employing Foreign Labour
Wellington, Dec 18 NZPA - The finance workers' union is having ANZ National bank on for fast-tracking employment of foreign workers but the bank said such cases are rare.

Farewell Sir Ed

By Kevin Norquay of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - This was the year New Zealand lost its most famous and treasured citizen, notched its greatest day at an Olympic Games, and voted for a change of Government.

Farewell Sir Ed

By Kevin Norquay of NZPA Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - This was the year New Zealand lost its most famous and treasured citizen, notched its greatest day at an Olympic Games, and voted for a change of Government.

New Minister Says Lessons Have Been Learned From Mapua Clean-Up

New Minister Says Lessons Have Been Learned From Mapua Clean-Up
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - New Environment Minister Nick Smith says his ministry officials made mistakes in the big clean-up of toxic chemicals at Mapua, but an independent report shows how future soil remediation projects can be done better.

Ports Of Auckland Container Terminal Strike To Start

Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - Work will stop at Ports of Auckland's container terminals today from 10.59pm for 24 hours after an argument over a stop work meeting escalated into a full strike.

Ports Of Auckland Makes New Offer To Avert Strike

Ports Of Auckland Makes New Offer To Avert Strike
Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - Ports of Auckland Ltd is making a third offer to the Maritime Union of New Zealand Local 13 branch, which is planning to strike for 24 hours from midnight on December 2.

Strike To Go Ahead At Ports Of Auckland

Strike To Go Ahead At Ports Of Auckland
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - A strike at Ports of Auckland, the country's largest container port, is going ahead.

Deadly Building Materials Still Coming Into NZ: Report

(HEALTH-ASBESTOS feature and sidebar to come) By Catherine Harris of NZPA Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Building products with asbestos in them are putting builders at deadly risk, a new report commissioned by the Department of Labour says.

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