New Zealand

New Zealand needs extra 26 hotels to cater to tourists

According to a new research, an additional 26 hotels are required to be built in New Zealand in order to cope with the increasing number of tourists arriving in the country during the coming ten years.

New Zealand celebrities participate in ‘Shave for a Cure’ fundraiser

A host of celebrities of New Zealand and others gathered on aAuckland street to participate in a Shave for a Cure fundraiser event.

Farmers hosted the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand event on Queen St in Auckland. Among those participating in the event were original Bachelor New Zealand Art Green, his partner, Matilda Rice as well as other celebrities and media personalities from the country. The celebrities agreed to shave their heads for the fundraiser.

Young children being treated for melanoma in Tauranga

According to the latest reports, health professionals said that young children are being treated for melanomain Tauranga.

Reports showed that children as young as 8 years old are receiving treatment for the disease. Parents said that the sunscreen was an essential item to protect their children against skin cancer but pointed out that cost pressures might impact their decision. Some experts are calling for a government subsidy for the product.

New study aims to develop treatment for Crohn's

A global team of researchers are working to develop more effective treatment for people living with Crohn's disease.

After Two Years, Investigation Launched Against Te Aroha Farm Worker who Mutilated Teat’s of Twenty Milking Cows

In an incident what can be called brutality and severe abuse to animals, a worker at a Waikato farm severed the teats of twenty cows that belonged to his employer, as a result of a disagreement.

The Te Aroha farmer reported the matter when it happened two years ago but his plea fell to deaf ears. Someone who heard his story reported the incident again and the Ministry for Primary Industries is now investigating the matter.

Speakers at NZSA Conference Said Dairy Debt in New Zealand is a Key Concern for the Economy

Speakers at the annual New Zealand Shareholders Association conference said that Fonterra's high debt levels combined with that of dairy farms could mean major concern for the economy of New Zealand.

The director of Devon Funds Management, Paul Glass said during the conference in Hamilton that Fonterra which is the largest dairy exporter in the world has a debt of $7 billion with earnings lower than $1 billion. He said, "Most banks will only lend three to four times earnings. Fonterra is very heavily indebted."