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Cheesefest '09 - Bigger And Better Than Ever Before!

9 February 2009 - The 2009 Cuisine NZ Champions of Cheese Awards goes public - for the third time - with CheeseFest '09 an exciting event held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre from 5-8pm on Wednesday 4th March 2009.

EW Supports NZ Mushrooms Request To Environment Court

EW Supports NZ Mushrooms Request To Environment Court

9 February 2009 - Environment Waikato has advised the Environment Court that it supports a bid by New Zealand Mushrooms to extend the operation of its current Morrinsville composting operation until the end of 2010.

"Joseph Churchward Graffiti Workshop" At Te Papa

9 February 2009 - The "Joseph Churchward Graffiti Workshop" at Te Papa on Saturday 7 February was a free event designed to encourage a younger audience to discover different uses of calligraphy.

Evidence Health Insurance More Important Than Ever In Recession

9 February 2009 - About 27 New Zealanders a day took out new health insurance policies in 2008, according to figures released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ).

New Zealand Red Cross Responds To Australian Bush Fires

New Zealand Red Cross Responds To Australian Bush Fires

9 February 2009 - In the wake of the devastating bushfires sweeping across parts of the Australian state of Victoria, New Zealand Red Cross is accepting donations on behalf of the Australian Red Cross.

Kinloch Tussock Fire

9 FEBRUARY 2990 - Two helicopters carrying monsoon buckets are working on a blaze in Kinloch, north of Taupo this afternoon. A third helicopter has been scrambled.

The fire in Whangamata Road started at 11.30am and is being fanned by a 10 km/hour wind.

Identity Of Murder Accused Under Wraps

Rotorua, Feb 9 NZPA - The identity of a Kawerau labourer accused of killing Murupara teenager Jordan Herewini is to be kept under wraps until his next appearance in court.

Teenager Bludgeoned To Death By Baseball Attack, Jury Told

Auckland, Feb 9 NZPA - A teenager in the wrong place at the wrong time was murdered in a South Auckland suburb by brutal strikes to his head from a metal baseball bat wielded by Jeffrey Alailima Key, a jury has been told today.

Bail For Boyracer Attack Accused

Christchurch, Feb 9 NZPA - A youth charged over a boyracer attack on a lone police sergeant has been released on bail after several days in custody and a letter from his mother.

New Head For Nursing Council

New Head For Nursing Council

9 February 2009 - The Nursing Council of New Zealand has announced the appointment of Carolyn Reed as its new chief executive.

Council Chair Margaret Southwick says Reed brings to the role a deep understanding of the issues of nursing in New Zealand.