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Red Cross Samoa Appeal To Close On 31 December

Red Cross Samoa Appeal To Close On 31 December

New Zealand Red Cross would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those people who have contributed so generously to the Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal fund.

Motorcyclists See Themselves As Bullet Proof

Increased motorcycle traffic on Canterbury's State Highways recently has urged Police to issue yet another warning to riders. Several motorcycle related events around the South Island have meant large numbers of motor cycles travelling up and down State Highways 1 and 7.

Musical Spheres For Air Force Band CD

Musical Spheres For Air Force Band CD

The Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force is set to launch its latest CD, entitled Music of the Spheres.

Available from Tuesday 1 December, the CD is a tour de force for the band that showcases a variety of musical genres in the one compilation.

Where's The Investment In Education For 2025?

Where's The Investment In Education For 2025?

The lack of investment in public education and failure to address low pay are glaring holes in the first report of the 2025 Taskforce, says the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa.

HIV Support Group Head Has Mixed Feelings Over Death

HIV Support Group Head Has Mixed Feelings Over Death

Auckland, Nov 30 NZPA - The chief executive of an HIV support group is saddened a man accused of infecting others with the disease has died behind bars but glad the victims won't have to testify in court.

Plastic Bag Charge Raises $145k For Charities

Plastic Bag Charge Raises $145k For Charities

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Charging shoppers for plastic bags has generated over $145,000 for local charities and seen a dramatic drop in their use , The Warehouse says.

Catch Any Green Bus In Wellington On Christmas Day And Travel For Free

There will be no charge for Mana and Newlands bus services on Christmas day.

This applies to routes 52, 54 and 55 in the Johnsonville/Newlands area, routes 59, 61, 65, 67, 68 and 69 in the Porirua area, and routes 250, 260, 261, 262 and 280 in the Kapiti area.

DHBs Reporting More Serious Incidents

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Public hospitals are improving the way they report serious blunders, aiding the health system's ability to learn from its mistakes, an official report says.

Kiwi Troops Depart For Tour Of Duty In Timor-leste

Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea will bid farewell to the eighth rotation of Kiwi troops bound for Timor-Leste on Tuesday.

Special Olympics New Zealand Seeks Review Of Broadcasting Standards

In the wake of recent media events, Special Olympics New Zealand has approached the Broadcasting Standards Authority and requested a review of the application of the Broadcasting Standards to ensure that the use of "retard" and "retarded" when referring to individuals with intellectual disability