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Have Your Say On Waitakere's 10 Year Plan

Have Your Say On Waitakere's 10 Year Plan

31 MARCH 2009 - Public submissions on Waitakere City Council's draft 10 year plan open today, March 31.

The plan, also known as the Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), sets out the council's key priorities and projects over the next 10 years, and their estimated costs.

Submissions Open For New Zealand's Richest Non-Fiction Award

31 MARCH 2009 - A literary biography about one of New Zealand's most important writers - CK Stead - will be published this year thanks to a $35,000 CLL Writer's Award.

Biographer and academic, Judith Dell Panny received the award in 2006 enabling her to write the book.

Sensible Sentencing Wants Law Change In Wake Of Borrell Murder

Sensible Sentencing Wants Law Change In Wake Of Borrell Murder

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - New Zealand's "criminal friendly" justice system needs to be changed so violent offenders are not eligible for bail, the Sensible Sentencing Trust says.

AUT Launches Venture Fund For Young Kiwi Entrepreneurs

AUT Launches Venture Fund For Young Kiwi Entrepreneurs

31 MARCH 2009 - Kiwi entrepreneurs received a boost last week with the launch of a venture fund towards start-up enterprise.

Holiday Mission: Operation Pachyderm At Auckland Zoo

Holiday Mission: Operation Pachyderm At Auckland Zoo

31 March 2009 - Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to gather intelligence on Auckland Zoo's elephants and help solve the de-coding game as part of the zoo's ASB April School Holiday activities (10 April - 26 April).

Karen Aim's Father Vows To Fight Any Parole Bid By Broughton

Karen Aim's Father Vows To Fight Any Parole Bid By Broughton

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Taupo teenager Jahche Broughton will never get out of jail, if the father of murdered Scottish tourist Karen Aim has his way.

Cheese Maker Acquitted Of Stealing 13.5 Tonnes Of Cheese

Cheese Maker Acquitted Of Stealing 13.5 Tonnes Of Cheese

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - A former Taranaki cheese maker has been acquitted of stealing 13.5 tonnes of cheese.

My Son Might Be Alive But For Flaws In Justice System: Dad

Auckland, March 31 NZPA - The grieving father of a murdered teen wants to know why the judicial system allowed his killer to be free on bail after another violent crime when he stabbed his son to death.

Man Deals Drugs In Maternity Ward

Wellington, March 31 NZPA - A Southland man who dealt drugs at the maternity ward where his partner was giving birth has been jailed for more than four years.

No Bail For Kidnap Accused

Wellington, March 30 NZPA - A cleaner accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her hostage for 35 hours was today refused bail when he appeared in Hawera District Court.