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Economic Crisis Could Kill 800 More Children Each Year In The Pacific

Wellington, 6 August 2009 - Many countries in the Pacific are yet to suffer the full impact of the global financial crisis but it is about to hit the region with all the devastation of a tsunami, the UN Children's Fund is warning.

Dog Deaths - Auckland - Potential Interview

6 AUGUST 2009 - The Cawthron Institute in Nelson is investigating dog deaths on Auckland beaches.

Scientist Dr. Susie Wood believes the dog deaths are likely to be caused by a neurotoxin.

Climate Change Threatens Human Security In The Pacific Islands

Cairns, August 06, 2009 - Climate change poses an existential threat to the Pacific Island countries and may further aggravate conflicts over increasingly scarce resources, a high-level panel warned today at the Pacific Island Forum in Cairns, Australia.

Rodney District Council Backs New Hospitality Awards

Rodney District Council has collaborated with a host of sponsors to create New Zealand's newest hospitality awards, which will focus exclusively on businesses in the Rodney District.

Waikato Police Operation In The Greater Auckland Region

A media briefing on today's searches by Waikato Police of a number of properties in the greater Auckland region will take place this afternoon in the Manukau Room of the Counties Manukau Police District Headquarters building at 3pm.

Pacific Leaders Must Address High Rates Of Violence Against Women

Pacific countries will only fully achieve the development goals discussed at this week's Pacific Island Forum Leaders' meeting if they address one of the gravest human rights violations in the region - violence against women, Amnesty International said today.

Plumbing Course Downgrade Risks Public Safety

"The quality of trades education, and ultimately the safety of the public, are is under threat as a result of recent moves by the Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying & Roofing Industry Training Organisation (ITO)," says TEU president Tom Ryan.

Work To Begin On Muldoon's Corner Realignment

Work towards the realignment of Muldoon's Corner on the Rimutaka Hill Road has commenced thanks to an additional $142.5 million in funding announced in February as part of the government's Jobs and Growth plan.

Nuku'alofa Ferry Rescue Continues

The search is continuing for survivors of the sinking of the inter-island ferry Princess Ashika, near Nuku'alofa, Tonga, late yesterday.

So far, a total of 53 people have been picked up safe and well by rescue vessels, leaving 26 people unaccounted for.

Trans-Tasman Business Group Says Anzac Approach Required To Tackle Climate Change

Trans-Tasman Business Group Says Anzac Approach Required To Tackle Climate Change

The upcoming Australia-New Zealand Business Climate Change Conference is an opportunity for the two countries to develop a common voice on climate change issues, say Trans-Tasman Business Circle chief executive John Weiss and General Manager of the Australia and New Zealand Sustainability Circle