‘Fast Fashion’ refers to clothing and accessories that are designed to reflect current industry trends, yet produced using less expensive materials to ensure a low price tag
In honoring Mother's Day, Save the Children released the 14th annual State of World's Mother report.
Greenpeace Australia made a new coke ad with a twist. It exposes how this drinks giant is willing to let plastic pollution trash our ocean and kill our marine life.
The New Zealand tourism industry is saying a big "Thanks a Million"to Australian visitors to celebrate the record of welcoming a million Australians in a 12-month period
Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people power in action
Wednesday, July 28
Friday, July 23
Medsafe announces date to introduce sales restrictions on some cough and cold medicines for children
Products containing these ingredients will only be available in supermarkets from 1 May 2011 if they are re-labelled for use in adults and children over 12 years of age. All non-compliant products will be removed from supermarket shelves from this date.
Group Manager of Medsafe, Dr Stewart Jessamine, said re-classifying products containing dextromethorphan and phenylephrine to pharmacy-only means parents will be able to get professional advice on how to use these medicines safely before buying them for their children.
"These changes are in line with the recommendations made to the Health Minister by the Medicines Classification Committee and Medsafe following concerns about safety of these medicines in children and are similar to changes being made or considered in other countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom."
“If a parent is unsure of the best way to treat their child, they should seek advice from their general practitioner or a healthcare professional,” Dr Jessamine said. "I would advise parents not to use over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for children under six years of age," he said.
Thursday, July 22
The Commission has determined that the payment method should target returning about 95 per cent of the capital originally invested by eligible investors, taking into account payments already received or likely to be received.
On 22 June 2010 the Commission announced that it had reached a settlement with ANZ and ING in relation to its Fair Trading Act investigation into the promotion and marketing of the DYF and RIF . As part of the settlement, ANZ and ING accepted that some of their conduct may have breached the Fair Trading Act, and agreed to pay a further $45 million to investors.
Approximately 80 per cent of investors should receive a payment from the $45 million fund. The remaining investors who do not receive a payment are likely to recover, or may have already recovered, more than 95 per cent of their initial capital through other remedial steps including accepting the ING offer, receiving compensation from the ANZ or through the Banking Ombudsman’s Office, and through claiming adjustments on tax losses in relation to their investments in the funds.
The payment method has been determined based on information supplied by ING and nominee providers, and was modelled by experts working closely with the Commission and ANZ.
“The payment approach fulfils the Commission’s stated intention to return as much of investor’s initial capital as possible, in the most equitable way. The Commission believes this is the best available outcome for the majority of investors,” said Commerce Commission Enforcement Branch Manager Graham Gill .
“With 15,000 individual investors it has been necessary for the Commission to make certain assumptions, rather than exactly calculating of each investor’s position. Taking this approach we can ensure that the payments approximate each investor’s likely circumstances, are equitable and are quickly executed,” said Mr Gill.
The Commission, having determined the method of payment, now requires ING and ANZN to finalise the payment calculations, to contact investors and process the payments. Investors should receive a letter within the next three weeks advising them as to whether they will be receiving a further payment.
Payments are expected to be made by mid-late November.
A question and answer sheet is available on the Commission’s website at www.comcom.govt.nz/anz-ing-questions-and-answers
March 2008 year," Population Statistics manager Bridget Hamilton-Seymour said.
The 2 million visitor mark was reached in the November 2002 year, and the 1 million mark in the April 1992 year.
Visitors from Australia accounted for 1.119 million or 45 percent of all visitors in the June 2010 year.
Visitor arrivals in the June month were 145,800, up 8 percent from June 2009. There were more visitors from Australia, and visitor numbers from China, Japan, and Korea recovered after the H1N1 pandemic affected arrivals from those countries in June 2009.
In June 2010, New Zealand residents departed on 198,800 overseas trips, 13 percent more than in June 2009. There were more trips to Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.
The annual net migration gain was 16,500 in the June 2010 year, down from the recent peak of 22,600 in the January 2010 year. The main inflows of migrants were from the United Kingdom, India, and China.
There was a net outflow of 15,900 migrants to Australia, well down from 28,700 in the June 2009 year.
The one work stoppage which ended in the March 2010 quarter was a complete strike.
Wednesday, July 21
- Clearer and fairer processes for terminating and renewing tenancies, including clarifying what happens when a fixed-term tenancy expires and the process for terminating a tenancy due to non-payment of rent and other breaches;
- Measures to encourage landlords and tenants to comply with their obligations under the Act;
- Enhancements to dispute resolution, including increasing the monetary jurisdiction of the Tenancy Tribunal from $12,000 to $50,000, so that most tenancy disputes can be resolved quickly, fairly and cost effectively;
- Improvements to the enforceability of Tenancy Tribunal orders.
Tuesday, July 20
Monday, July 19
- Promoting mediation by providing that the Employment Relations Authority gives priority to mediated cases;
- Developing a Code of Professional Conduct for employment representatives;
- Enabling Authority members to throw out frivolous or vexatious cases at an early stage;
- Allowing Authority members to award penalties against parties who fail to attend investigation meetings without good cause; and
- Modifying the test of justification in s103A of the Act.
Friday, July 16
Thursday, July 15
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