Battle for Trans-Tasman airline increases

AirlinesWith competition increasing on Perth and Adelaide routes, a new front in the transtasman airline battle is opening up over summer.

Air New Zealand has had the Adelaide and Perth routes to itself for years even though the battle for passengers on services to the main eastern seaboard cities has been playing for ages. Air New Zealand is adding extra services to Perth, and opening a seasonal service from Christchurch.

Possibility of Reopening of Baxter Detention Centre after Curtin, Says Senator

Sarah Hanson-Young

The federal Government has been blamed for re-opening "hellhole" detention centers for refuge seekers. It has been known that the over the weekend, almost 200 asylum seekers were given shelter in the re-opened Curtin detention centre.

Bridgestone Factory in Christchurch Cuts 275 Jobs

Bridgestone Factory in Christchurch Cuts 275 Jobs

As a result of excessive cost cutting brought on by the current market situations, Bridgestone is closing down its facility in Papanui, Christchurch, post which 275 jobs will be axed. Similar fate awaits the firm's unit in Adelaide, in South Australia. The company's owners in Japan blamed the intense cost competition which is hitting markets globally. 600 jobs will be lost when the plant in Adelaide will close.