Publication: New Zealand Herald

First reported 36 mins ago - Updated 36 mins ago - 1 reports

Uncertain future for more than 200 Infracon workers

Roly EllisAbout 210 Infracon workers Hastings, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, Woodville and Palmerston North were advised today of the impending liquidation of the company.In a statement, Tararua and Central Hawke's Bay District Councils said they were saddened ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 36 mins ago]
Entities: Workers, Liquidation, Bank
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

PM on the back foot during Christchurch visit

Prime Minister John Key in Christchurch today. Photo / Martin HunterAs soon as he stepped out of the chauffeur-driven BMW, he was on the back foot.Under-fire Prime Minister John Key was inevitably going to face questions in Christchurch from media over ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Inequality in NZ worsens over decade

File photo / Parisa TaghizadehInequality between New Zealand's European, and Maori and Pacific populations has worsened over the past decade, according to a new study.The University of Victoria research built on a report released by the Ministry of Social ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Justin Marshall's attacker avoids jail

Justin Marshall suffered cuts and severe bruising in the Queenstown attack in April. Picture / Brett PhibbsFormer All Black Justin Marshall curled up into a ball as he was punched, kicked and stomped on during a street attack in Queenstown, a court heard ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Collins refuses to discuss claims

National MP and Justice Minister Judith Collins today in Mangere. Photo / Peter MeechumEmbattled Justice Minister Judith Collins has surfaced visiting an online retailer in Mangere but refused to comment on claims about her links with blogger Cameron ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Unrestrained children are projectiles, police warn

File photo / ThinkstockChildren are projectiles when they are not properly restrained, police warned, after a mother pleaded guilty yesterday to driving charges, including driving with seven unrestrained children, three of whom were in the boot.Tracy ... [Published New Zealand Herald - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Man's head impaled on meat works hook

A man was impaled on a piece of equipment at an AFFCO plant in the Bay of Plenty. Photo / ThinkstockA man's head has been impaled on a hook from a piece of equipment at a meat processing plant in Bay of Plenty.Ambulance spokesman Norm Ngatai said staff ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Quake payout tops $3.3b

Insurer’s NZ arm settles 58% of claims from disaster and boosts annual earnings to $199m. IAG says the Canterbury situation is tougher than initially forecast. Photo / APNNew Zealand's biggest general insurer has paid out more than $3.3 billion for ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Economy slower but still robust

Treasury predicting $300m surplus despite forecast economic growth slipping to 3.8%. Commodity prices fell earlier than envisaged in the Budget update, says the Treasury. Photo / Alan GibsonThe economy has lost some momentum since earlier in the year, ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Big call for small beers

NZ craft brewers have a chance to cash in, says bank, but they’ll have to lift production. Brewers Guild president Ralph Bungard believes small brewers will use crowdfunding to raise money for increased production. Photo / Martin HunterExport demand ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

WWI: Honour for first war hero

Robert Hislop is officially recognised as the first NZ soldier to die in World War I. Chaplain Colin Mason of the NZ Defence Force leads a service for Sapper Robert Hislop. Photo / Richard RobinsonThe headstone, its inscription concealed for decades ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Hitman attempt case: Alan Barlow found guilty

Alan Francis BarlowA Tauranga security guard accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his parents has been found guilty.Alan Barlow has been on trial at the High Court in Rotorua.The jury was out considering its verdict for about an hour today.Earlier, ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Aug 19 2014]

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...Infracon Board Chairman Roly Ellis, Mayor of Tararua, said that a culmination of factors led to this recommendation today to the shareholders. "Infracon has had losses for the previous three years and the cash flow position has meant that the Company cannot continue to trade as it has been."
"I'll shove you out of the way ... you're just part of the scummy media" said Mr Key in a joke that seemed to fall flat
"Despite considerable attention paid to the issue of inequality, the data outlined in our research indicates that New Zealand's strategy to address inequality as it relates to Maori and Pacific people has not been successful" Dr Marriott said
"This work led directly to a commitment from St John to fund additional frontline staff and to make a number of staff roster changes."

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