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Ports Of Auckland Under Threat From Secret Supercity Agenda

20 August 2009 - The Maritime Union says it is concerned about the intentions of the Government towards Auckland's public assets under the proposed SuperCity.

New Look Bayside Reserve To Be Revealed This Weekend

20 August 2009 - A new-look Bayside Reserve will be revealed at 10am this Sunday 23 August after a six month closure which has resulted in a complete transformation of the old reserve. Everyone is welcome to come along and see the new look for themselves.

Support For Telco Workers Grows

20 August 2009 - Support for the Telco workers made redundant by Telecom contractors has grown with New Zealand's second biggest private sector union, the National Distribution Union, throwing its weight behind the workers and their union, the EPMU.

89km Chase Ended With Road Spikes

89km Chase Ended With Road Spikes

Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - An Auckland man led police on an 89km chase stretching from Taupo to just shy of Waiouru yesterday.

Wayne Manutai Hira, 37, was finally stopped by road spikes as he slowed for a series of bends.

Property Owner Appeals For Protection From Jet Blast

20 August 2009 - The owners of land north of Rotorua Airport want a guarantee they will not be whipped by jet blast.

$50,000 Damage To IRD Building

$50,000 Damage To IRD Building

Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - An angry Inland Revenue employee who drove through the department's Christchurch front door did $50,000 worth of damage, the building's owner says.

Unique New Zealand Wine Yeasts Discovered

Unique New Zealand Wine Yeasts Discovered

20 AUGUST 2009 - Scientists from the University of Auckland have discovered a unique group of New Zealand yeasts involved in wine production, and have begun to identify the origins of the local yeast strains - with surprising results.

River Expert Says Rope Could Have Saved Tourist's Life

Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - A whitewater sports expert has told a Queenstown court hearing that a rescue rope could have saved the life of a young English woman who drowned while riverboarding in the Kawarau Gorge last year.

Broadcaster/DJ Jailed For Stealing $250,000 From Elderly Widow

Broadcaster/DJ Jailed For Stealing $250,000 From Elderly Widow

Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - A broadcaster and DJ has been jailed for four years for fleecing an 88-year-old widow of almost $250,000.

Brent Gilbert, former programme director of Tauranga radio station Blowhole FM, stole Ada Neilson's life savings after she gave power of attorney to him.

Media Statement From Express Couriers Limited In Response To Planned EPMU Industrial Action

Media Statement From Express Couriers Limited In Response To Planned EPMU Industrial Action

Senior management from Express Couriers Limited (ECL) has been in negotiations with delegates from the EPMU for a combined period of six days to discuss the renewal of the Collective Employment Agreement affecting its processing, admin and finance employees.