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Library's Temporary Closure A Precaution

17 June 2009 - Waitakere City Council temporarily closed its Ranui library this morning, as a precautionary measure, following an outbreak of swine-flu.

Unlit Boats Put Lives At Risk In Waikato Region

Unlit Boats Put Lives At Risk In Waikato Region

17 June 2009 - Environment Waikato's navigation safety team is concerned about an increasing number of boats using the region's waterways without lights at night.

Anti-Nuclear Veteran Returns To New Zealand Shores

17 June 2009 - Vega, the 38ft veteran nuclear protest vessel, sailed back into Auckland harbour today, from Australia, making New Zealand her home port once again after more than 10 years.

Vodafone Warriors Teach Auckland Kids Reading is Cool

Vodafone Warriors Teach Auckland Kids Reading is Cool

While the Vodafone Warriors are better known for reading the tactics of their rivals on the field to work their way up the National Rugby League (NRL) ladder, their latest endeavour off the field is inspiring young Aucklanders to get into reading.  

Another Juror Discharged From Field Trial

Auckland, June 17 NZPA - The jury in the Taito Philip Field bribery and corruption trial is down to 10 after another juror was today discharged.

Justice Rodney Hansen discharged the juror in the High Court in Auckland this morning.

Murder Accused Granted Further Name Suppression

Murder Accused Granted Further Name Suppression

Auckland, June 17 NZPA - A man reappeared in Auckland District Court today charged with the murder of a 48-year-old Thai woman whose body was found in the Auckland suburb of Western Springs on May 12.

Clyde Smoke Not Affecting Alexandra

Clyde Smoke Not Affecting Alexandra

There is no evidence that the smoke in Alexandra is made worse by smoke coming from Clyde, research by Otago Regional Council (ORC) has shown.

ASB Gets Behind St John Appeal

ASB Gets Behind St John Appeal

St John is launching the "Flash a Light for St John Appeal". St John community partner ASB is helping to raise funds for the charity, including providing opportunities for local communities to get involved with St John.

Budget Cuts Jeopardise The Provision Parents Centre Services

Budget Cuts Jeopardise The Provision Parents Centre Services

Funding provided by Orewa College Community Education Programme for Hibiscus Coast Parents Centre's valuable parent education classes in the community will stop next year because the Government Budget has cut funding to schools for Adult Community Education services.

Otaki Golf Club Burglary Information Requested

Otaki Golf Club Burglary Information Requested

About 9.15pm Tuesday 16th June 2009 the Otaki Golf Club Pavilion was Burgled.

Offenders have smashed a ranchslider window to access the pavilion then ripped metal grilles off to get into the bar area. Damage is estimated at over $1000.00