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Canterbury Well Equipped With Cancer Services

Canterbury District Health Board would like to thoroughly reassure the public that there is not a crisis looming in cancer treatment in Canterbury (The Press Friday 5 February).

100+ Year Old Whisky And Brandy Crates Excavated In Antarctica

100+ Year Old Whisky And Brandy Crates Excavated In Antarctica

A New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust team of conservators has excavated five crates from beneath Ernest Shackleton's only Antarctic hut. Team leader Al Fastier noted "we thought there were two crates possibly containing whisky under the 1908 building.

Advancing Maori Knowledge With Postgraduate Fellowships

Among New Zealanders to celebrate Waitangi Day tomorrow are nine young researchers awarded Foundation fellowships for projects with the potential to strengthen Māori knowledge, people and resources.

Taieri Lifestyle Block Owners Invited To Shelter And Biodiversity Field Day

Shelterbelts, biodiversity and native planting options along with managing Otago Regional Council (ORC) drains will be discussed on the Taieri on Saturday 20 February.

Protecting Haiti's Children A 'Top Priority' -- Unicef

Protecting Haiti's Children A 'Top Priority' -- Unicef

Keeping children safe and reuniting them with family is a major concern in post-quake Haiti, says UNICEF NZ.

Thousands of children are believed to have become lost and separated from their families in the chaos following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake last month.

Missing Man's Vehicle Located

The police search for Grant Malcolm ATKINSON who is missing from his family home in Campbell's Bay is now focused on a rural location North West of Auckland.

A Black 2007 Holden Calais has been located. A Police Search and Rescue team and Delta Unit are in the area.

Police Attend Johnsonville Knife Incident

Police Attend Johnsonville Knife Incident

Police have arrested a male after he threatened mental health services staff and Police officers with a knife at around noon today.

Investment In Education Critical For Economy

With unemployment statistics the highest they have been in a decade it is critical to invest more in education, not less, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says.

Gainsford was particularly disappointed in comments made that the 7.3%

unemployment figure stemmed from poor teaching.

Blessing Before Demolition At Waikato Hospital

Waikato District Health Board will acknowledge the past and look to the future at a dawn blessing ceremony next Friday (12 February).

Ski Season Campaign Targets Australians

Ski Season Campaign Targets Australians

Tourism New Zealand's new early-bird ski campaign targeting Australian skiers and snowboarders kicks off this Sunday.

Television commercials will run in Sydney and Brisbane for the next two weeks, encouraging keen skiers to get in quick and make bookings.