Economic development organisation Venture Southland hopes to
know soon whether it has been able to attract external
funding for an ambitious project to develop a high-value oat
production and food processing industry in the province.
New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) made ''unilateral
changes'' to some workers' public holiday lieu day
entitlements without consultation, a union delegate has told
the Employment Court in Invercargill.
An appeal over lieu hours entitlements which, if New Zealand
Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) wins, could save the company from
paying out an estimated $7 million to staff, will be heard in
With great dexterity Australian Alan Kempster extracts a
cigarette and lighter from a packet and lights up using his
left hand, the only one he has had since he was struck by a
truck while riding a motorcycle 23 years ago and had his
right arm and leg ripped off.