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South Island Weather Warning To Farmers

South Island Weather Warning To Farmers

South Island farmers are being urged to prepare for widespread snow to low levels and strong winds over the next few days, especially in Canterbury. This follows a warning issued yesterday by Canterbury Civil Defence.

Hikoi Will Cause Delays To Traffic

Due to the hikoi on Monday, 25 May, Auckland City Council is expecting significant disruption to traffic within the central city area, and on key city-bound roads and motorways.

Waikato Farmers Snap Up Native Plants

Waikato Farmers Snap Up Native Plants

Waikato farmers have bought a record number of native trees and shrubs for environmental restoration projects through an annual Environment Waikato offer this year.

"Longer Conversation" Required Over Foreshore And Seabed

"Longer Conversation" Required Over Foreshore And Seabed

The Foreshore and Seabed Act of 2004 was the greatest breach of the Treaty of Waitangi in modern times, says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand.

Staff Stop Contraband Drops

Staff Stop Contraband Drops

Sharp eyed custodial staff at Mt Eden Prison who spotted suspicious prisoner activity in the exercise yards late last week have shut down a potential route for contraband to enter the site.

Legal Pig Cruelty Sickens Nation

Legal Pig Cruelty Sickens Nation

Group calls for whistleblowers to 'dob in' pig abusers New Zealanders have been left angry and in total disbelief after MAF animal welfare investigators yesterday cleared the intensive piggery at the centre of a national pig cruelty debate.

Lines Company Threatens Lockout Over Modest Pay Increase - EPMU

Lines Company Threatens Lockout Over Modest Pay Increase - EPMU

Lines Company CEO John Anderson is threatening to lock out forty Te Kuiti workers without pay unless they drop a 2% pay claim worth just $26,000 a year across all members - a total less than the $30,000 pay rise he personally pocketed last year.

Man Told Friends He Had Killed

Rotorua, May 20 NZPA - Tijay Witoko told friends he stabbed Hemi Hohepa but they didn't believe him, a High Court jury has been told.

The 21-year-old best friend of Mr Hohepa is on trial in the High Court at Rotorua for his murder.

Shoplifter Ordered To Shout Morning Tea For Supermarket Staff

Wellington, May 20 NZPA - A man who tried to steal grocery items from a Blenheim supermarket has been ordered to shout the staff a $200 morning tea.

Police Investigate Vehicle Crash On Wainuiomata Hill

Lower Hutt Police are currently investigating a vehicle crash which occurred on the Wainuiomata Hill road at approximately 4.50am this morning.