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Fee Maxima Ok, But University Funding Has To Increase

Fee Maxima Ok, But University Funding Has To Increase

27 June 2008 - The Association of University Staff (AUS) has welcomed a proposal from the government that the maximum amount by which tertiary student fees can be increased for 2009 will be 2.6 percent, but warns that the government must act now to increase funding to the university sector.

New Rules To Protect Lake Taupo For All New Zealanders

27 June 2008 - Environment Waikato is concerned national farming lobby Federated Farmers is fuelling uncertainty about the future of farming in the Taupo area by misrepresenting regional council plans for protecting Lake Taupo.

Series Of Car Fires In Christchurch

27 June 2008 - Christchurch Police are investigating a series of fires in which cars have been set alight.

The cars were parked in various locations, on the roadsides in Bishopdale, Redwood, Avondale and Casebrook.

Police Make Arrest In Seven Year Murder Mystery

Police Make Arrest In Seven Year Murder Mystery

27 June 2008 - Marie Jamieson was last seen alive at 9.17pm on 10 February 2001 as she walked past the Gull service station on New North Road. Her body was found behind factory buildings in Ranui nine days later and a homicide investigation dubbed "Op Co-Op" was launched.

Inquiries Continue Into Suspicious Mail Items

27 June 2008 - Wellington Police are continuing inquiries into finding the person responsible for sending items in the mail suggesting the contents contained 1080 poison.

Rescue Helicopters Are A Crucial Life-Line Says Chairman

Rescue Helicopters Are A Crucial Life-Line Says Chairman

27 June 2008 - The weekend's boating tragedy in Marlborough reaffirms that rescue helicopters are a crucial life-line for New Zealanders, says Life Flight chairman Bill Day.

Police Community Base Returns To Titahi Bay

27 June 2008 - A permanent police presence returns to Titahi Bay next week with the opening of the Titahi Bay Community Policing Base in the Whitehouse Road shopping centre.

Investigations Continue Into Suspicious Mail Items

Investigations Continue Into Suspicious Mail Items

Wellington CIB is coordinating inquiries into seven incidents where items of mail inferred by the sender to contain 1080 poison have been sent to addresses in Wellington city and Nelson.

Laws Defends Contempt Charge

Laws Defends Contempt Charge

Broadcaster Michael Laws today defended himself in a contempt of court charge heard at the Wanganui District Court today.

$25 Million Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets

$25 Million Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets

In the four years since New Zealand Customs Service Drug Detector dogs have been trained to detect pseudoephedrine, they have found over 100kg. This amount of precursor would have been used to make approximately $25 million worth of crystal methamphetamine.