I reckon the Warriors forwards are going to put the young Roosters through the wringer.
- Roosters 16 - 0 Warriors
I reckon the Warriors forwards are going to put the young Roosters through the wringer.
 I find that there is a seriously arguable case that the actions of the defendant in allegedly threatening to and then deciding to contract out the work on which the union employees were engaged under the expired collective agreement whilst collective bargaining was on foot for a new collective agreement was likely to undermine and arguably has undermined the bargaining. It will also, arguably, undermine the bargaining in the future. It is therefore seriously arguable that those actions have breached s 32(1)(d)(iii) of the Act.
...even under the Employment Contracts Act 1991, mass dismissals for bargaining purposes had been found to be unlawful in McCulloch v New Zealand Fire Service Commission3 and New Zealand Seafarers’ Union Inc v Silver Fern Shipping Ltd (No 2).
 Finally, there is an issue that by progressing the dismissal proposal and engaging the contractors, their employees will be performing the work of striking employees in breach of s 97 of the Act. That will be equally arguable, even though the strike has ceased, if the dismissal proposals are pursued while the threatened lockouts apply. I find that all these issues are arguable and they will be dealt with in the substantive hearing commencing on 16 May.
Public organisations have paid about $90 million to their chief executives in a year - with some receiving rises of more than 20 per cent, and one getting a 55 per cent increase.Here's what Labour had to say on it:
Labour Party state services spokesman Chris Hipkins saw the increases as a "slap in the face" to public sector workers fearing redundancy amid the Government's public sector reforms.
"There does need to be restraint. It has got out of control and, at a local government level, I think some of these CEOs' salaries are very hard to justify."Here's what Labour did in 2005:
Mr Rennie said the pay rises flowed through from a decision in 2005 to increase the overall funding for chief executives by 5 per cent a year for five years.Of course 2012 is more than five years later than 2005. And so one cannot blame Labour for this. But Hipkins speaks with a forked tongue and out of both sides of his mouth when arguing for restraint in public sector pay rates.
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Unfortunately for Gillard, as the economy continues to sag and the threat of Chinese collapse looms, the only arrow federal Labor has left in it's quiver is the personal attack on Tony Abbott.
One area that...has changed over the race's 30 year history is the paperwork, particularly in the area of health and safety...Judkins insist that this has always been his focus and points out that his was the first event to insist on competitors holding a kayaking certificate and wearing helmets and lifejackets.Now this, from Auckland's cycling scene:
What he objects to, and he's certainly not alone here, is the "stifling" level of bureaucracy now surrounding the multisport and adventure racing industry. "I'm safety conscious anyway, I always have been, I just don't like being told what to do...[T]he risk is the same it was thirty years ago. The risk hasn't increased but where we started out with 22 officials, now it takes 400 officials to run the same race."
The bottom line is that "all the red tape makes events more expensive to run" which is bad news..."[P]rice has become a huge factor".
An illegal "underground" road racing movement has taken root in Auckland as traditional cycling clubs have been forced off the roads by rapidly rising council costs.There are many who question complainers like me on stifling bureaucracy, especially in the area of sport and recreation. A lot of those on the Left just love more regulation and bureaucracy - without it we are all doomed. Every facet of our lives needs a law to control it. Sport and recreation is no different.
Auckland Transport outlined in a statement to the Weekend Herald, that "traffic management costs for all types of events have changed over time as traffic and pedestrian growth and development of Auckland has required improved levels of service for safety".
There are now a number of unlicensed, essentially illegal, races, including the long-standing Tamaki Drive Time Trial and a less regular event in Mangere's industrial fringe. The biggest trend has been the creation of Cannonball Run-type events promoted through social media and cycling message boards.Of course, none of this ever occurs to pen-pushing, sandal-wearing, pen-behind-their-ear officianados. Maybe they can pay for the funeral caused by their nonsensical regulations.
The courses are secret until the night before the race. They are popular, but come at the cost of the clubs. "It's great having an underground because it suits a lot of people, but eventually something is going to happen and dare I say it, someone's going to get killed," Cornelius said. "Who does it fall back on then?"
Ikaite crystals incorporate ocean bottom water into their structure as they form. During cooling periods, when ice sheets are expanding, ocean bottom water accumulates heavy oxygen isotopes (oxygen 18). When glaciers melt, fresh water, enriched in light oxygen isotopes (oxygen 16), mixes with the bottom water. The scientists analyzed the ratio of the oxygen isotopes in the hydration water and in the calcium carbonate. They compared the results with climate conditions established in Northern Europe across a 2,000-year time frame. They found a direct correlation between the rise and fall of oxygen 18 in the crystals and the documented warming and cooling periods.
"Typically, you get a response that it's not possible to design something like that, because this is so difficult. Well, I don't agree," Ms Parata said.
Rewarding teachers differently creates too much high stakes stuff that actually stops collaboration, stops people working together and that is counter-productive to trying to make a better education system doing more for more kids.
Teachers Council director Peter Lind said there was a "tension" between building a collegial team and recognising success.
New Zealanders continued to abandon their home country for Australia, with the speed of annual departures accelerating to a record 53,000 last month.
Bill English is confident we're not about to see another housing boom.John Key this morning:
Property prices have been rising...especially in Auckland...with real estate agents saying there aren't enough houses on the market.
New Zealand's housing market is set to take off again, particularly in Auckland, as slow planning processes, lack of development finance and internal migration forces up rents and prices, Prime Minister John Key said this morning.For the record, Key is 100% right. And this one will be big. It's very evident. It will make Labour's capital gains tax look very attractive politically, but all the policy and handwringing in the world won't stop it. That's because the market is bigger than government intervention. The only policies that will help cure it won't be enacted because neither large party, and certainly not the Auckland Council, are prepared to release large areas of land and reduce compliance costs. The number of people versus the amount of land will drive it, including pent-up demand from years of no development.
The month of the election triumph she wrote in her diary: "What am I to do? Stay in a cage - wide open to view, of course - and say nothing? That's not on, but if I can do something good I'll certainly try."
She had soon taken on a television program and started writing a column for the Women's Day magazine. Those activities sat alongside her continued advocacy of women's rights and social issues.
She told biographer Susan Mitchell: "I came to represent all the ungainly people, the too-tall ones, the too-fat ones, and the housebound, as I had once been, who'd never get the chance to go to China or Buckingham Palace, and who experienced it through me."
There are concerns that merging four Government ministries into one with a strong business focus will come at a cost to hundreds of state sector jobs.
There is widespread relief that merging four Government ministries into one with a strong business focus will eliminate hundreds of duplicated state sector jobs.
Between the four departments there is about 3200 workers.
LONDON — Building a skyscraper is the ultimate expression of economic confidence, and more than half of the 124 skyscrapers currently under construction in the world are being built in China. But confidence is often based on nothing more than faith, hope and cheap credit, and a frenzy of skyscraper-building is also the most reliable historical indicator of an impending financial crash.