"Govt should not own mining businesses, our restaurants or corner dairies or farms."
Greymouth mayor Tony Kokshoorn was among miners at parliament today protesting the job cuts at Spring Creek and Huntly east mines. | UPDATE No financial injection for Spring Creek mine.
There is still a higher hurdle for foreigners buying New Zealand land after Friday's decision, says Wellington lawyer Mark Ford.
The new executive team for the Auckland transitional council has only just been named, but has already faced down hard questions over its democratic processes and council staff redundancies.
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