Higher claims in the year ended June substantially reduced
the profit reported by Accident Compensation Corporation but
the government entity still managed a surplus of $2.1 billion
in the period.
Thousands of workers were at risk of losing their meal and
rest breaks if the Government pressed ahead with changes to
employment laws, Labour Party labour spokesman Andrew Little
Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie yesterday delivered her maiden
speech in Parliament, which contained more than a hint of
sadness but also sense of determination.
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund reported a negative
return in September, down 0.4%, but is still providing an
annual return of more than 17% on its investments.
Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay is New Zealand's youngest MP
and represents the country's largest general electorate but
none of that is hampering his ambitions for provincial New
New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in
September, beating government forecasts, and economists
predict it will rise further in the first half of next year.
The faith Port Otago management placed in Christchurch-based
Jade Software to design a freight-handling system for the
port continues to pay dividends 21 years later.
Prime Minister John Key last month made tackling child
poverty a top priority but yesterday, the issue was barely
mentioned in his agenda for the next three years.
Gigabit speed is everything it is said to be and people will
be surprised when they find out what they can do with
ultra-fast broadband speed, Wicked Networks managing director
Stewart Fleming says.
More than a third of small to medium-sized (SME) business
operators around the country are unhappy with both access to
the internet and the cost of their connection with
Otago-Southland businesses the most disgruntled.
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