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Public Will Again Say No To Mining Coromandel Conservation Land

Public Will Again Say No To Mining Coromandel Conservation Land

Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki (Watchdog) is astounded by the proposal by Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee to open Department of Conservation land on the Coromandel Peninsula to mining.

Murder Trial Shifted To Wellington

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - The trial of a man accused of a seven-year-old murder has been moved from Palmerston North to Wellington because of concern over the security of the accused and witnesses.

Hamilton, Waikato And Waipa Future Proofed For Growth

Hamilton, Waikato And Waipa Future Proofed For Growth

Prime Minister John Key has today launched Future Proof, a new strategy to manage growth in the Future Proof area, which includes Hamilton City, and Waikato and Waipa districts.

PHO Uses Health Money For Disadvantaged To Help Labtests

Auckland, Sept 9 NZPA - A Ministry of Health adviser says he'd like to know why money earmarked to reduce health inequalities for disadvantaged people is being used to pay GP clinics to take Auckland patients' blood samples.

NZ's Lowest Cost Public Transport Network Expands

NZ's Lowest Cost Public Transport Network Expands

A low cost bus company famous for city to city fares starting at just $1* has expanded its service to include a budget priced Wellington to Picton ferry offering.

Ministers' Allowance More Than Essential Health Workers Earn In A Year

The Public Service Association is questioning the government's priorities when it's prepared to pay cabinet ministers an accommodation allowance that's more than a year's salary for staff who do essential administration work at public hospitals in the South Island.

Job Security For Workers Off The Menu At Open Country Cheese

The Dairy Workers Union has slammed the mean-spirited attempts by Talleys-owned Open Country Cheese to casualise its workforce in the middle of a recession.

Drowned Tourist's Father Urges PM To Regulate Adventure Tourism

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - The father of drowned English tourist Emily Jordan has urged Prime Minister John Key to better regulate the adventure tourism industry.

`Hounded' Crafar Family Sells Up Dairty Farms

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - One of the country's biggest dairy farming operations say they have been hounded by authorities over dirty dairying and will sell all their farms.

Proposal To Buy `House Of Horrors A Huge Weight Lifted: Resident

Proposal To Buy `House Of Horrors A Huge Weight Lifted: Resident

Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A Christchurch City Council proposal to buy `house of horrors' where two bodies were found last Friday has lifted a huge weight of him , the owner of the adjoining home says.