Speakers at an International Workers Memorial Day ceremony in
Dunedin have urged for there to be a "culture change'' to
improve workplace safety, and highlighted the challenge of
keeping the annual ceremony going.
Anyone revisiting once-forgotten tunnels in northern France,
dug by New Zealand engineers during World War 1, might be
surprised to find names like Dunedin, Bluff, and Christchurch
written on the tunnel walls.
A decision by independent commissioners to grant a consent
for a North Otago farmer from 2020 to discharge nitrogen from
three farms on to land ‘‘in a manner that may enter
groundwater'' has been appealed to the Environment Court.
University of Otago graduate Len Cook is a former
Government Statistician and Statistics New Zealand chief
executive, and former National Statistician, United Kingdom,
and Registrar-general of England and Wales. He is now New
Zealand's Families Commissioner and chairman of the Social
Policy Research and Evaluation Unit (Superu). John Gibb
talked to him about his time at the University of Otago and