Wellington

Safety Checks take Buses off Road in Wellington

Safety Checks take Buses off Road in WellingtonSpot checks are being carried out on buses by police and the New Zealand Transport Agency in Wellington on Wednesday.  As per reports, nine buses have failed police safety-checks, leading to order them off the Wellington's roads.  There are 11 failed safety inspections earlier this year.

MetService Buys 49% Stake in MetOcean

MetService Buys 49% Stake in MetOceanAccording to reports, MetService has paid $3 million to secure a 49% stake in privately owned New Zealand oceanographic consultancy, MetOcean Solutions. The move has allowed the nation's state-owned weather forecaster to establish a strong foothold in market worth more than $10 million.

First-Time Parents Likely to Experience Better Mental Health

First-Time Parents Likely to Experience Better Mental HealthA team of researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) has claimed after its latest study that it is good for fathers as well as mothers when they become parents for the first time.

The team has told that when it is first time, both the parents enjoy not only good mental health, but reduction in their psychological stress as well.

Prescription Fee Increases

Prescription Fee IncreasesDespite the terrible fact that there is already a big number of families in the region who can't afford to pick up their prescriptions, prescription charges have been raised from $3 to $5 on New Year's Day.

Revealing about the severity of the issue, a pharmacy in Porirua has confirmed recently that inability of families to pick up their prescriptions has created a massive backlog of uncollected medication with the pharmacy.

Ombudsman Asks ACC to Close Contract Loophole

Ombudsman Asks ACC to Close Contract LoopholeACC was found to have permitted big employers for illegally challenging entitlements and as a consequence of the same, it is now being asked to block the legal loophole in contracts, a report has uncovered recently.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens worldwide next month

 An Unexpected Journey opens worldwide next monthAfter Skyfall and Breaking Dawn made sensation at the box office and continue to do so, The Hobbit is all set to rock the theaters as well.

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