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Auckland Airport and the Auckland Taxi Association Settle Taxi issues

 Auckland Airport and the Auckland Taxi Association Settle Taxi issuesThe Auckland Airport and the Auckland Taxi Association (ATA) have arrived to a settlement regarding the working conditions of taxi drivers.

Trade Me to Buy MotorWeb in a deal of NZ$19.5 Million

Trade Me to Buy MotorWeb in a deal of NZ$19.5 MillionIn a statement, Trade Me Ltd. (TME. NZ) said it has agreed to buy Auckland-based business MotorWeb for 19.5 million New Zealand dollars (US$16 million).

The sale expected to be completed later this month. The company has forecasted earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortization for the year to March 31 2014, of NZ$4.1 million.

Demand For Real estate jobs Increase

Demand For Real estate jobs IncreaseLatest figures show New Zealand's booming property market is working wonders in real estate jobs and applications for licensed accreditation. About 1500 positions have been advertised so far this year which is according to job listing site Seek, an increase of more than 29 per cent on last year's total.

Next week Alcohol Law Changes In New Zealand

Next week Alcohol Law Changes In New Zealand New Zealand's drinking laws will see major changes which will be implemented from next week. These changes are being brought in to reduce alcohol harm. Introduced under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (SSAA) 2012, the reforms, focus on changing the drinking culture through the responsible sale and supply of alcohol.

Titan arum, the exotic flower ready to bloom in Wintergarden

Titan arum, the exotic flower ready to bloom in WintergardenThe Titan arum, an exotic plant which blooms only once every seven to 10 years, has been growing in the Auckland Domain Wintergardens for the last seven years. It is expected to flower completely overnight this week end.

Sometimes also known as the corpse flower, it produces a smell like rotting flesh when it is in bloom.

Police Will Use a New Crime Fighting Weapon From Tomorrow

Police Will Use a New Crime Fighting Weapon From TomorrowFrom tomorrow gas-launched sponge rounds will be the newest tactical weapons for police officers.

The XM1006 "sponge round" will be available to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) and national Special Tactics Group (STG).

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