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People Power Wins Waiheke Waste Issue Reprieve

At Auckland City Councils City Development Committee meeting today, a month-long pause in the Waiheke waste services tender process was agreed to when Citizens and Ratepayers (C&R) councillors finally admitted that more information is needed before a final decision is made.

Access From Eta To Crown Road

Taupo District Council have been quick to react to concerns of businesses on Crown Road and have negotiated a solution allowing access from the ETA (East Taupo Arterial) to the Crown Rd area

Details To Emerge Of Heroic Acts During Napier Armed Siege

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Police will tomorrow reveal details of heroism shown during the armed siege in which four people were shot, and many others found themselves in the line of fire.

Mayor Urges Wanganui Voters To Make Views Known

Mayor Urges Wanganui Voters To Make Views Known

49% of Wanganui voters have already voted in Referendum '09 with still one week of postal voting remaining.

Referendum topics include the spelling of Wanganui, the size of any rates rise, and the future of council-owned pensioner housing.

DNA Sample Bill Barrier To Rehabilitate Youth

DNA Sample Bill Barrier To Rehabilitate Youth

The Human Rights Commission says that parts of a new bill to extend the powers of the police to collect DNA samples from young people will have negative consequences for their rehabilitation.

Mother Jailed Over Death Of Seven-year-old Son

Auckland, May 14 NZPA - A woman whose seven-year-old son was "brutally" murdered by his stepfather was today jailed for three years for failing to provide her son with the necessities of life.

Authority Revokes Approvals For Herbicide Msma

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has revoked approvals for the import, manufacture and use of the herbicide methylarsinic acid (MSMA) in New Zealand.

New Book, The Blind Singer, Launched In Nz Music Month

Musician and writer Chris Price chose NZ Music Month to release her new book The Blind Singer, published by Auckland University Press (AUP).

Fish & Game's High Court Action A Disaster

Federated Farmers has rightly labelled Fish & Game New Zealand's ill-fated High Court challenge a disaster.

Grants Consultation

The Christchurch City Council is launching a special consultative procedure on its rates funded discretionary grants.