New Zealand's databases of prospective gold, oil and gas
deposits have received separate funding boosts, with GNS
Science receiving a total of $6 million in the latest round
of government science funding.
Port Otago stopped dead the privatisation of Lyttelton Port
of Christchurch in 2006, but the sale of its 15.8% stake to
the Christchurch City Council is ringing alarm bells for the
Maritime Union of New Zealand.
Proposals are afoot to stop construction subcontractors being
left in the lurch when developers and main contractors go
bust, but the proposal has not been fully embraced by the
country's largest legal firm.