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Cabinet Decision Sets Up 'Super City' To Fail

Cabinet Decision Sets Up 'Super City' To Fail

24 August 2009 - The decision by Cabinet today to confirm its earlier April "fast 10 day post Royal Commission decision" against having Maori seats on the new Auckland Council means the new city will start life with a fight on its hands, undermining the unity so fundamental to its futur

SH1 Southbound Motorway Closed Over Newmarket

SH1 Southbound Motorway Closed Over Newmarket

24 August 2009 - The NZ Transport Agency advises that the southbound lanes of the Newmarket Viaduct on the Southern Motorway between the Gillies Avenue off-ramp and the St Marks Road on-ramp will be closed this evening from 11pm Monday 24 August until 5am Tuesday 25 August, for further work to be

Attempted Abduction In Glenfield

24 AUGUST 2009 - North Shore Police say a 14 year old girl's quick presence of mind has been instrumental in preventing her from being abducted.

Environment Canterbury Congratulates Ashburton Borough School On Award

Environment Canterbury Congratulates Ashburton Borough School On Award

24 August 2009 - Ashburton Borough School is the first South Island school to win the Green-Gold Enviroschools award.

Environment Canterbury chair Sir Kerry Burke said this is a tremendous accomplishment for the Ashburton Borough School.

'Use It Or Lose It' Warning On Pacific Languages

24 August 2009 - Victoria University senior lecturer Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin told a 2009 Diversity Forum discussion that the future for Pacific languages rested in a simple approach: 'use it or lose it'.

Rural Rubbish Bins Get Great Reception

Rural Rubbish Bins Get Great Reception

24 August 2009 - A partnership between community work teams and the Kaipara District Council has led to a more convenient and streamlined rubbish collection service for rural residents.

Government Should Not Contract With Telecom For Broadband

Government Should Not Contract With Telecom For Broadband

24 August 2009 - The Council of Trade Unions today called on the Government to halt any negotiations with Telecom over the roll out of broadband until Telecom agrees to treat its workers better.

Victoria University Staff Rally To Save Social Sciences

24 August 2009 - Staff, alumni and students at the Victoria University of Wellington will be rallying tomorrow to protest planned cuts to its Social Sciences Research (SSR) programme.

Mass Fly-In Creates Buzz At Aoraki Mount Cook

More than 25 Cessna 180/185 aircraft[1] carrying 95 pilots and passengers arrived at the Aoraki Mount Cook Airport last weekend (21-23 August) for their biannual get-together at The Hermitage Hotel.

Restaurants Support Gamble-Free Day

Restaurants Support Gamble-Free Day

24 AUGUST 2009 - Over 190 restaurants around New Zealand are offering a discount for diners in support of the Problem Gambling Foundation's Gamble-Free Day campaign on the 1st September.