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From The Mountains To The Sea: A Canterbury Cycleway

From The Mountains To The Sea: A Canterbury Cycleway

19 May 2009 - Canterbury has an opportunity to tap into the Prime Minister's request for responses from the regions for potential "great ride" cycleway developments.

New Facility Helps Build Great Trades Futures

19 May 2009 - A purpose-built workshop at Rimutaka Prison is allowing prisoners to gain qualifications to help them get employment on release.

Corrections Inmate Employment (CIE) National Training Manager Saen O'Brien says the building offers prisoners' first-rate training facilities.

Waikato Hospital Consultation Underway

Waikato Hospital Consultation Underway

19 MAY 2009 - Waikato Hospital staff today got a glimpse of how the hospital's structure could look; now all it needs is their feedback.

Better Water Data From Irrigators

19 May 2009 - Over the very dry summer and autumn, Hawke's Bay Regional Council has taken a tougher stance on those irrigators who have not provided water take data on time - with good results.

Commission Says UN Report Gives Good Guidance

Commission Says UN Report Gives Good Guidance

19 May 2009 - Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan says the response of the United Nations to New Zealand's latest report on compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture offers clear guidance for the Government.

Marie Davis Was Not An `Emo' Says Mother

Marie Davis Was Not An `Emo' Says Mother

Christchurch, May 19 NZPA - Papanui teenager Marie Davis was not an "emo" and had never indulged in self-harm, her mother told the trial of the man charged with murdering the schoolgirl.

Roads & Animal Control Priorities For Rural Community Board

19 May 2009 - Updates to the Wanganui District Council's Rural Roads Strategy and Animal Control Bylaw will be the focus of a forthcoming workshop for the Wanganui Rural Community Board.

Wellington Conference To Discuss The Challenges And Responsibilities Of Reporting War

19 May 2009 - For the first time in New Zealand, Wellington will play host to a conference where leading international and national journalists, as well as humanitarian, legal, military and academic speakers will debate how war is reported.

DHB And Surgeon Ticked Off Over Bowel Operation

DHB And Surgeon Ticked Off Over Bowel Operation

Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Health and Disability Commissioner has ruled a surgeon and the Tairawhiti District Health Board fell down in their duties of care after bowel surgery on an elderly patient went wrong.

WSPA Calls On Egyptian Prime Minister To Stop Pig Cull

WSPA Calls On Egyptian Prime Minister To Stop Pig Cull

19 May 2009 - The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has written to the Prime Minister of Egypt calling for an immediate end to the brutal handling and slaughter of pigs in Egypt.