Mitch Hooke has been recognised for his work in the mining industry. Photo: Sean Davey – Sydney Morning Herald

Mitch Hooke has been recognised for his work in the mining industry. Photo: Sean Davey Mitch Hooke, the man who spearheaded the campaign to derail Keven Rudd’s mining tax – and helped kill the Labor leader’s prime ministership – has received top honours on this Australia Day for his services to the mining industry.  In 2013, Hooke…

More people seeking help from gambling addiction services in Christchurch – The Press

STACY SQUIRES/FAIRFAX NZ Familial Trust founder and manager Karen Watson understands better than most the wide-spread and devastating mental health implications of living with an addict. Lonely rebuild workers, residents suffering post-quake stress and families struggling with Christmas bills are contributing to a spike in people seeking help for gambling addictions this summer.  The Problem…