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Long Trip Home For Toby The Cat

13 year old Jacob Pickering was happily reunited with his cat Toby today thanks to Toby's microchip. Toby left home 8 days ago and Jacob and his family were concerned about the whereabouts of their beloved pet.

Environment Waikato On Standby Following Weather Warning

Environment Waikato and civil defence agencies are on standby, following a severe weather warning issued by the MetService today.

A low predicted to move over the North Island on Saturday is expected to bring heavy rain, with possible wind gusts and storm surges.

Safer Young Driver Guide Launched

Safer Young Driver Guide Launched

The AA Driver Education Foundation and Land Transport New Zealand have today released Safer Young Drivers: a guide to best practice education.

Improving Rural Telecommunications

Federated Farmers telecommunications spokesman Donald Aubrey welcomes the release earlier today of a report that recommends a range of reforms to the Telecommunications Service Obligation.

Heavy Rain And Gales Predicted Police Urge Drivers To Be Cautious:

Police are urging the public to adopt an extra cautious approach to their driving behaviour when deciding to venture onto Auckland's motorways and highways over the weekend. Severe weather is forecast for the Northland and Auckland regions with heavy rain and gale force winds predicted.

Ministry Of Fisheries And Unions Reach Agreement

Ministry Of Fisheries And Unions Reach Agreement

"The Ministry of Fisheries and the PSA and NUPE unions have reached agreement in principle on the terms and conditions of employment for union members," Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee announced today.

Additional Funding For St Patrick's Square Upgrade Approved

Additional Funding For St Patrick's Square Upgrade Approved

Last night, Auckland City Council endorsed an additional $158,000 for the upgrade of St Patrick's Square.

Agreement Signed Will Result In Lower Water Price Increases Across Region

Agreement Signed Will Result In Lower Water Price Increases Across Region

Local authorities in the Auckland region have joined together to ensure that water and wastewater price increases are as low as possible.

New Dunedin Bus Timetable Being Delivered

The new Dunedin bus timetable is being delivered to households in the city, Waikouaiti, Palmerston and Mosgiel over the next few days, with changes to several routes.

Waitemata DHB Appoints Temporary Manager

Waitemata DHB Appoints Temporary Manager

25 July 2008 - Waitemata DHB has appointed a temporary manager to look after the day-to-day running of the Birkenhead Lodge resthome in North Shore City.