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PSA welcomes HB DHB's decision on food services

The PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s decision to reject Health Benefits Limited’s proposal to outsource food services to multi-national company Compass Group.

Youthline Wellington's Annual Street Appeal on this Friday

Youthline Wellington’s Annual Street Appeal is on this Friday 29th May 2015. There will be collectors throughout the Wellington region from 7am until 6pm.

Dangerous act lucky not to result in loss of life - Police

Emergency services were called to an incident at the Orakei Railway station this evening at about 6.30pm.

A male in his 20's was seen jumping a fence and running across the tracks in front of a moving train.

Bay of Plenty Police wins top dog title

Whakatane’s Senior Constable Dave Robison and his four legged partner Isaac are this year’s National Police Patrol Dog champions.

Man charged with assault and threatening behaviour

The man arrested in relation to an armed Police response in Glenfield today has been charged with assault and threatening behaviour.

The 53 year-old will appear in the North Shore District Court on Tuesday 2 June.

Slip causes road closure

Southland District Council has closed a section of the Tokanui Haldane Road following a slip in the area.

Roading Asset Management Engineer Hartley Hare said approximately 10 metres of road, about 500 metres south of Graham Road, had slipped down a bank.

Circumstances of Rotorua death still unknown

A post mortem examination has now been completed in relation to a man found dead in a Rotorua stream yesterday.

Whilst Police have a provisional cause of death more work needs to be carried out to establish the exact circumstances that led to the man’s death.

Students to merge for Music Month

To coincide with the final weekend of New Zealand Music Month, 31 Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance students from two UCOL campuses will come together in Masterton this Friday.

Red Panda cubs out and about at Hamilton Zoo

Two Red Panda cubs born in January are now starting to venture out of their den to explore their enclosure at Hamilton Zoo.

The young male and female are the seventh and eight cubs for Hamilton Zoo’s breeding pair Tayla and Chito. The two cubs were born on 15 January, 2015.

Concern at lack of specialist services for families in need

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) wants specialist couples and family counselling services established to replace Relationships Aotearoa.