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Money Needed To Improve Auckland Transport Not A New Agency

Money is needed to improve public transport in Auckland, not another bureaucracy, said ARC Chairman Mike Lee today. "My message to the Transport Minister is as simple as this.

Contractors' Federation Welcomes New Auckland Transport Agency

The New Zealand Contractors' Federation has given a warm welcome to the announcement of a new agency to improve Auckland's transport.

Man Remanded For Assessment After Death Following Fight

Kaikohe, Aug 25 NZPA - A 61-year-old man charged with aggravated burglary with a weapon has been remanded in custody , following a violent incident in the Far North two weeks ago.

Mohi Hare, of Ngawha Springs, entered no plea when he appeared in Kaikohe District Court today.

Maggots Growing In Muscle - Couple Banned From Owning Pets

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - A Wellington couple have been banned from owning a pet for life after their cat was found emaciated, covered in faeces, with maggots growing in its flesh.

NZ's Opus Architecture Matching World's Best

NZ's Opus Architecture Matching World's Best

Opus Architecture team leader Eqo Leung was stunned when he collected the one and only NZ Architecture Medal earlier this year.

Man Admits Shooting Mother Of Two

Man Admits Shooting Mother Of Two

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - A man has admitted shooting dead Wanganui woman Nadine Timmins in June last year.

Karl James Copley Lane, 30, changed his plea to guilty during a pre-trial hearing in Wanganui District Court yesterday.

Arrest After Dairy Owner Threatened With Knife

Arrest After Dairy Owner Threatened With Knife

A man will appear in tomorrow accused of using a knife to threaten a Palmerston North dairy owner, with the intent to steal cash.

The incident occurred about 11.40 this morning (Tuesday, 25 August) when a man went into the Rewa Dairy on the corner of Rewa Street and Botanical Road.

Proposal To Split Rodney District A Disaster For The Coast

Proposal To Split Rodney District A Disaster For The Coast

There have been suggestions that the northern half of Rodney might be placed under the jurisdiction of the Kaipara District Council when the new Auckland Council is established.

Bakers Win Babies Die

Bakers Win Babies Die

The Bakers Association members' decision to now voluntarily fortify is likely to have little impact on the number of babies being terminated from neural tube defects, says Lyall Thurston, spokesperson for the Coalition of Parents of Children with Spina Bifida.

Formation And Role Of The Digital Switchover Steering Group

The Digital Switchover Steering Group has been established to manage the transition from analogue to digital transmission of broadcasting signals. Central to this role is recommending a firm date for the switch and informing the public about what they need to do to be ready.