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Carol Hirschfeld Makes Career Move

Carol Hirschfeld Makes Career Move

20 May 2009 - Executive Producer of Campbell Live, Carol Hirschfeld, is to leave TV3 in August to become Head of Programming for the Maori Television channel.

Yesvote Coalition Welcomes Verdict In Child "face-punch" Case

20 May 2009 - The guilty verdict in the Christchurch case of a father who punched his child in the face is clearly the right outcome.

Proposed Water Monitoring Charge Stimulates Debate

20 MAY 2009 - Major water users who are opposing Environment Southland's plan to impose a new charge on their consumptive takes appear to misinterpret the reasoning behind the move, according to Chairman Stuart Collie.

Former Plunket Treasurer Jailed For Fraud

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A former Bay of Plenty Plunket treasurer has been convicted and sentenced to 2-1/2 years for defrauding the charity of more than $155,000.

Michelle Hyndman, 38, was sentenced at Tauranga District Court today, Radio New Zealand reported.

NZ's Leading Kitchen Designer Beats The Aussies - Again!

20 May 2009 - Mal Corboy, New Zealand's most celebrated kitchen designer has another award to his name, again beating Australia's best to win the Edition 1 Residential Corian Design Award 2009.

New Zealand Manufacturers Aspire To World Class Computer Numerically

20 May 2009 - An industry led initiative could see New Zealand's engineering and manufacturing industries benefit from the development of a Centre of Excellence to promote and train Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining technology.

Waikato Shallow Lakes Cyanobacterial Warning Update

20 May 2009 - The cyanobacterial health warning has been reinstated for Lake Kainui, but lifted on Lake Ngaroto following the latest monitoring results from the six tested Waikato shallow lakes.

Spca Challenges Pork Producers To Let Consumers Choose

20 MAY 2009 - The Royal New Zealand SPCA has challenged pork producers to ensure consumers know whether or not they are purchasing meat produced in inhumane conditions.

Community Response Fund Needed For Christchurch

20 May 2009 - The Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has announced the Community Response Fund to support community and voluntary sector organisations. This fund will be $40m in the first of its two years.

Local Heroes Fight for BOP Riders

Source: NZ Horse Recreation Group

When Western Bay of Plenty park rangers began telling horse riders that they were not permitted on Tuapiro Point, they didn’t reckon on the response from a couple of determined local riders.