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Expert Warns Skin Cancer Alive And Well During Winter

One of New Zealand's leading skin cancer surgeons says Kiwis are at risk of developing skin cancer by not having their moles checked year round.

Words Come Alive On Montana Poetry Day

Poetry marathons, poetry puddings, resurrection nights and poetry slams; words come alive everywhere on Friday 24th July, Montana Poetry Day.

Changes For Next Council Election

Ratepayers will elect district councillors in four separate wards, rather than three, for the 2010 and 2013 local body elections.

The new structure was confirmed at yesterday's Council meeting following a public consultation process.

Woman Fails To Appear For Sentence Over Motorway Shooting

Auckland, June 25 NZPA - A woman involved in the lead-up to the fatal police shooting of an innocent man on an Auckland motorway in January failed to show up today for sentencing.

Qualifications Matter In Early Childhood

Jenny Moss is a qualified primary teacher and has a Masters degree in education. She is now working in early childhood education and is more than happy to be studying towards the extra qualification she needs.

Big Wednesday’s Biggest-Ever $36.1 Million Prize Package Won in Masterton

Big Wednesday’s Biggest-Ever $36.1 Million Prize Package Won in Masterton

A Big Wednesday winner who bought a ticket from Kuripuni Lotto & Post Shop in Masterton is now $36.1 million richer and the holder of the biggest-ever New Zealand lottery prize winner title, says NZ Lotteries Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

Results Of The Big Wednesday $35m Lotto Draw

Results Of The Big Wednesday $35m Lotto Draw

The $35 million 'Must Be Won' Big Wednesday results are in.  The winning numbers are:

 9, 11, 19, 24, 28, 39 Coin Toss: Heads

MP And Police Commissioner Give Evidence In Field Trial

MP And Police Commissioner Give Evidence In Field Trial

Auckland, June 24 NZPA - Labour MP Ross Robertson gave evidence at former colleague Taito Phillip Field's High Court trial today, talking of seeing Field's house in Samoa in 2005.

Bridge Upgrade Improves Popular Tourist Route

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has improved the popular tourist route between Waitomo Caves and Rotorua by adding a second lane onto the State Highway 30 Orongomapoho Bridge.

A New Initiative For Maori Pregnant Women And Their Whanau Living On The Coast.

A Matauranga Haputanga - antenatal education programme is to be established on the West Coast.

"There is a need for a culturally appropriate parenting and education service during the time the mother is hapu pregnant", says Tracey Page, Rata Te Awhina Kaiawhina.